Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Cultured Freshwater Pearls, Citrine Gemstone Beads and Sterling Silver Beads

Design by Marlene Rydzewski
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Citrine and Pearl Lariat

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, sterling silver, 2mm round
  • Bead, citrine, 4-5mm rondelle
  • Pearl, champagne, 4x6mm rice
  • Spacer, sterling silver, 3mm daisy
  • Headpin, sterling silver, 26 gauge
  • Earwires, French hook, sterling silver
  • Chain, 2x3mm figure 8
  • Wire, sterling silver, half hard, 26 gauge

  • Optional:

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut desired length of figure 8 chain, leaving a large link on both ends. Example is 22-1/4 inch.
STEP 2
String 12 headpins with a silver bead, a daisy spacer, and a citrine rondelle.
STEP 3
String 14 more headpins with a silver bead, a daisy spacer, and a rice pearl.
STEP 4
Using a rice pearl headpin, make a wrapped loop, connecting it to one end of the chain. Repeat with a second rice pearl headpin on other end of the chain.
STEP 5
Make a wrapped loop with a rice pearl headpin and a citrine rondelle headpin, connecting it to the consecutive large loops of chain.
STEP 6
Alternate connecting the pearl and citrine headpins at each loop so they are on opposite sides as you move up the chain. In total, 7 pearl headpins, and 6 citrine headpins should be added to each end of the chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut a length of 26 gauge wire approximately 1-1/2 inch long and create a wrapped loop. String a rice pearl and create another wrapped loop.
STEP 2
String a citrine rondelle onto a headpin and create a wrapped loop, connecting it to the rice pearl loop created in step 1. Repeat two times.
STEP 3
Connect to a French hook earwire.

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