Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with TierraCast® Drops, Glass Rhinestone Drops and Sterling Silver Beads

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

This necklace and hoop earring set is bursting with patriotic bling right in time for Fourth of July celebrations. This design uses a brilliant combination of glass rhinestone drops and TierraCast® drops featuring Swarovski crystals. The crystal-clear Swarovski TierraCast drops are a part of a renewal-themed collection, inspired by lotus blossoms and flower petals, for designs that symbolize regeneration and growth. The garnet red and sapphire blue glass rhinestone drops make a standout statement with their solid colored glass.

Silver-plated brass ball chain is long-lasting and offers an economical alternative to sterling silver with the look of precious metal. The silver-plated brass smooth round beads and rhinestone drops are easily strung onto the ball chain necklace and held in place with bead keepers. These beads have a silicone lining that grips the chain to keep the focal beads in place.

Designers can easily substitute different colors of rhinestone drops to create birthstone jewelry and other personalized pieces. Customers can also easily interchange rhinestone drops, charms and beads on the ball chain necklace for many style options in one necklace. The bead keepers are easy to position and reposition for design versatility.

The hoop-style earrings are a breeze to make with beading hoop components. Simply remove the wire from one end, add your beads and crimp with pliers. Wear the earrings with the coordinating necklace or separately for even more style potential. Either way, you’ll want to pull hair back to show off the youthful hoop earrings.

Add some bling to jewelry lines in honor of the USA with this Fourth of July-themed jewelry set. Make it today to add to jewelry lines and your own wardrobe for hot summer style.

TierraCast and Swarovski Crystal Drops
Glass Rhinestone and Metal Drops Sterling Silver Round Beads Beading Hoops

Necklace

STEP 1
Remove the 1-inch extender chain from the 18-inch silver-plated brass chain. Using pliers, remove the 1.5mm faceted ball end. Set the extender chain and ball end aside.

Creating the Drops

STEP 2
Pass a garnet red glass rhinestone drop through a jump ring then close the jump ring. Repeat for one red garnet drop, two sapphire blue drops and one crystal clear Swarovski® crystals drop.
STEP 3
String onto the chain in the following order:
  • One bead keeper
  • One sapphire blue drop
  • Two silver-plated brass beads
  • One garnet red drop
  • Two silver-plated brass beads
STEP 4
String onto the chain one crystal clear drop then repeat the pattern from Step 3 in the opposite order. Position the bead keepers as desired to keep everything between them in place.
STEP 5
Reattach the ball end and extender chain to complete the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Pass a garnet red glass rhinestone drop through a jump ring then close the jump ring. Repeat for one red garnet drop, two sapphire blue drops and two crystal clear Swarovski® crystals drop.
STEP 2
String onto the beading hoop in the following order:
  • One silver-plated brass bead
  • One sapphire blue drop
  • Two silver-plated brass beads
  • One garnet red drop
  • Two silver-plated brass beads
STEP 3
String onto the chain one crystal clear drop then repeat the pattern from Step 2 in the opposite order.
STEP 4
Attach one crystal clear drop to the center of the beading hoop. Attach an ear wire to the top of the beading hoop.
STEP 5
Repeat to create a second earring.

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