Pearls of Wisdom

Design Idea F72F Necklace and Earring

by Leslie McLane, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Spring is a favorite time to say "I do." It's when flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and love is in the air. And, speaking of love, you'll fall head over heels for this sparkling jewelry set. Why this specific design? Let us count the ways:

3 Reasons Why We LOVE this Design:

Design Idea F72F Necklace and Earring 1. Layers
This striking necklace and earring set creates depth when worn thanks to the undulating strands of twisted tubes that draw your eyes throughout the piece. It lets you put a little wiggle in your jewelry to create a whimsical vibe while still looking absolutely elegant. Each amazingly lightweight strand of tube beads stands off a bit from your skin for a three-dimensional effect. You get texture and movement in varying strand lengths and drape for drama from the hollow of your throat down to your bust.

Design Idea F72F Necklace and Earring 2. SPARKLE!
One word: Swarovski®. Every crystal bead, link and pendant catches and refracts light for unbelievable glint and shimmer. The crystal luminous green links with foil backs add eye-catching shine with a hint of color perfect for springtime weddings. Pair such spectacular play of light with the luxe look of 14Kt gold-filled components and everything comes together for a gorgeous, rich result that won't overwhelm.

3. Easy to Make
With seven strands and so much dimension, this design has a deceptively complex look when actually it's not nearly as hard to create as you might expect. Since the Swarovski crystal pure drop and focal pendants are already attached to a "trumpet cap with loop," you don't have to worry about anything other than basic jumpring and stringing techniques. Everything comes together at the clasp with handy Accu-Guard™ wire protectors and crimps for a professional finish.

Design Idea F72F Necklace and Earring

If you've fallen in love with this design, and just have to have it, there are full step-by-step instructions and a materials list for your convenience. May your special day be filled with fun, friends, love and dazzling jewelry.

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