Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals, Gemstone Beads and Silk Tassel

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

Make this 28-inch tassel necklace and dangle earring set that's sure to standout with Swarovski's shimmer effect and citrine gemstone beads. The shimmer effect radiates three shades of color across the facets of each bead, regardless of the base color. This design features Swarovski tanzanite shimmer, tangerine shimmer and silk shimmer for a stunning combination.

The citrine gemstone beads are a beautiful addition to the Swarovski shimmer crystal beads, offering incredible color and clarity with an undeniable sparkle. The citrine nuggets make stunning focals in the tassel necklace and dangle earrings that are sure to get noticed.

This symmetrical necklace design is topped off with an on-trend tassel pendant in a bright pop of color for a fun and festive element. This set can be dressed up or down for a multitude of looks and makes a great addition to jewelry lines. Re-create this design today for endless shimmer, sparkle and compliments.

Citrine Gemstone Beads
Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads Fire Opal Gemstone Beads Tassels

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 14-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the 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 crimp cover.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire:
  • One tangerine shimmer 4mm bicone
  • One corrugated round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated round
  • One silk shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One silk shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One silk shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One silk shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One silk shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated round
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One silk shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One silk shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One citrine rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One silk shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One tangerine shimmer bicone
  • One corrugated saucer
  • One tanzanite shimmer bicone
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One fire opal rondelle
  • One corrugated round
  • One citrine rondelle
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to create a second strand.
STEP 6
String one tangerine shimmer bicone onto an eye pin then form a simple loop.

String one citrine nugget onto an eye pin then form a simple loop.
STEP 7
Pass one 4mm jump ring through one tassel component and one end of the tangerine shimmer link then close.

Attach the opposite end of the tangerine shimmer link to one end of the citrine nugget link.

Pass one 5mm jump ring through the following then close:
  • The Accu-Guard on the citrine end of one beaded strand
  • The remaining loop of the citrine nugget link
  • The Accu-Guard on the citrine end of the second beaded strand
STEP 8
Using a 4mm jump ring, attach one half of the clasp to the remaining Accu-Guard on one end of a beaded strand. Repeat to finish the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one silk shimmer 6mm bicone into a head pin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second drop.

String one citrine nugget onto an eye pin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 2
String onto an eye pin: one tangerine shimmer 4mm bicone, one 14Kt gold-filled corrugated saucer and one tangerine shimmer 4mm bicone then form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 3
Attach the following in order:
  • One silk shimmer drop
  • One citrine link
  • One tangerine shimmer link
  • One ear wire
Repeat to create a second earring.

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