Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Rainbow Fluorite Gemstone Beads, Antique Brass-Finished ''Pewter'' Beads and Swarovski® Crystals

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

The large faceted freeform rainbow fluorite nuggets and rondelles command attention in this jewelry design. These beads are highlighted by dotted rondelle spacer beads for a visually pleasing result. The well-selected light amethyst Swarovski crystal beads with their third-party coating blend perfectly with the rainbow fluorite.

The Swarovski crystal beads are shipped to a third-party vendor where they receive a transparent custom coating to add shimmering translucent color. This crystal vitrail light is a mysterious effect with subtle hints of greens and purples for an enchanting combination.

This perfect pairing shares the stage with textured cones, flat round link chain and a decorative toggle clasp for a fashionable statement. This versatile jewelry set can be worn together or the earrings can be worn separately for a different look. Dress it up or down and wear it day or night--it's ready for anything.

Enjoy the natural beauty of rainbow fluorite and its perfect pairing with Swarovski crystal beads. Get ready for lots of compliments when you add this design to jewelry lines and your own fashion wardrobe.

Rainbow Fluorite Beads
Swarorvski Crystal Xilion Bicones Beaded Rondelle Beads Gold-plated Links

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths:
  • Two 8-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • Two approximately 2-3/4 inch lengths of chain (or 5 links in length)
STEP 2
String the following onto one 1-1/2 inch head pin:
  • One 3mm Xilion bicone
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One 14x10mm fluted rondelle
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One 3mm Xilion bicone
Form a simple loop.
STEP 3
String the following onto one 2-inch eye pin:
  • One 3mm Xilion bicone
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One large faceted rainbow fluorite nugget
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One 3mm Xilion bicone
Form a simple loop then use a 4mm jump ring to attach the drop to one outside corner loop of the link, completing the drop.
STEP 4
String onto one length of beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 5
String the following onto one length of beading wire:
  • Three sets of:
    • One 4mm bicone
    • One 9x2mm rondelle
    • One large faceted rainbow fluorite nugget
    • One 9x2mm rondelle
    • One 4mm bicone
    • One 9x2mm rondelle
    • One 14x10mm fluted rondelle
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One 4mm bicone
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One large faceted rainbow fluorite nugget
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One 4mm bicone
Repeat Step 4 to complete the beaded strand.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create a second beaded strand.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 7
Use a 4mm jump ring to connect the following end-to-end:
  • One portion of the toggle clasp to an end of one length of chain
  • The opposite end of chain to an Accu-Guard wire protector on one beaded strand
  • The Accu-Guard wire protector on opposite end of the beaded strand to the adjacent outside corner loop of the link that the drop is attached (leaving the opposite loop from the drop empty)
  • The remaining corner loop to an Accu-Guard wire protector on one end of the remaining beaded strand
  • The remaining Accu-Guard wire protector on the opposite end of the beaded strand to one end of the remaining chain
  • The opposite end of the chain to the remaining portion of the toggle clasp

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 1-1/2 inch lengths of chain (or 3 links in length).
STEP 2
String the following onto one 1-1/2 inch head pin:
  • One 3mm Xilion bicone
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One 14x10mm fluted rondelle
  • One 9x2mm rondelle
  • One 3mm Xilion bicone
Form a simple loop, creating a drop. Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 3
Use the simple loop to attach one drop to an end link of one length of chain. Use the open loop on the ear wire to attach the opposite end of the chain to the ear wire, creating an earring.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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