Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Antique Gold-Plated "Pewter" Beads, Millefiori Glass Beads and Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the beading wire: one crimp and the one portion of the hook-and-eye clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the clasp 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 the following onto the beading wire:
  • Three sets of:
    • One 6mm Czech fire-polished glass bead
    • One 16x14mm faceted hexagon
  • Twenty sets of:
    • One 9x6mm faceted rondelle
    • One 4mm Czech fire-polished glass bead
  • One 9x6mm faceted rondelle
  • Three sets of:
    • One 16x14mm faceted hexagon
    • One 6mm Czech fire-polished glass bead
  • The fish bead set, starting with the tail, facing away from the previously strung beads
Repeat Step 2 to complete the strand.
STEP 4
String one oval jump ring onto one 20mm wavy diamond drop then use a second oval jump ring to attach the drop to the center bar on the eye of the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto an eye pin:
  • One 4mm Czech fire-polished glass bead
  • One 9x6mm faceted rondelle
  • One 4mm Czech fire-polished glass bead
Form a simple loop.
STEP 2
Use an oval jump ring to attach one 20mm wavy diamond drop onto the simple loop.

Use the loop on the ear wire to attach the ear wire to the drop, completing the first earring.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to begin the second earring.
STEP 4
String the tail piece of the double-sided fish bead set onto one head pin then form a simple loop.
STEP 5
String one piece of the double-sided fish bead set onto one eye pin then form a simple loop.

Repeat using the remaining pieces of the double-sided fish bead, each on its own eye pin.
STEP 6
Use the simple loops to attach the fish beads to one another to create a fish. Attach the fish to the jump ring that the 20mm wavy diamond drop is attached to, making sure the fish is in front of the drop.

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