Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals and Gold-Filled Beads

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

The jet shimmer Swarovski crystal beads are inspired by Swarovski's classic AB effect. Swarovski has innovated the shimmer effect to be able to radiate three shades of color for more dazzling light refraction and movement. These beads are stunning, making a major statement in this simple and sophisticated jewelry set.

This jewelry design is right on trend with PANTONE's Classic Blue color of the year. Create a tone-on-tone statement by pairing this piece with shades of blue and denim. This design can be dressed up or down, and the earrings and necklace can be worn separately or together as a matching set.

The subtle asymmetrical accents in the necklace using vermeil round beads and gold-filled corrugated rondelles is visually pleasing. The fishhook clasp with its filigree detailing is a standout element.

This design is easy to string for quick jewelry sales and upping your own fashion game. Propel your sales and personal style this season with this striking jewelry set.

Swarovski Crystal Bicones
Swarovski Crystal Rounds Gold-Colored Precious Metal Beads Fishhook Clasps

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.
STEP 2
String a crimp and a length of French wire onto the beading wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire and add a crimp cover.
STEP 3
String fifteen 4mm gold-filled faceted rounds.

String the following sequence seven times:
  • One jet shimmer 2X 6mm bicone
  • One black diamond shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 6mm bicone
  • One crystal shimmer 2X 4mm round
  • One 6mm bicone
  • One 5mm ''vermeil'' beaded round
String the following sequence five times:
  • One jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 6.5x3mm gold-filled corrugated rondelle
  • One jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • One crystal shimmer 2X 6mm round
String the following:
  • One jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 6mm round
  • One jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 6mm round
  • One jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • One corrugated rondelle
  • One jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 6mm round
  • One jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 6mm round
  • One jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone
  • Fifteen 4mm gold-filled faceted rounds
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 5
Use 4mm jump rings to attach each half of a fishhook clasp to the ends of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one jet shimmer 2X 6mm bicone and one crystal shimmer 2X round onto an eye pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 2
String one jet shimmer 2X 4mm bicone, one corrugated rondelle and one crystal shimmer 2X 6mm round onto a head pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 3
Attach one ear wire, one link and one drop.

Repeat to complete a second earring.

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