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Fluttering leaves fall necklace set

Arrange a gorgeous palette of glass and pearls in a monochromatic necklace and earrings.
Fluttering leaves full necklace

To make a lush pendant, accent glass leaves and donuts with sparkly crystals. Add a few pearls, and this pendant hangs beautifully. The simple setting and pearl drop earrings add to the classic appeal of this timeless jewelry. 

SUPPLIES

necklace 15 1⁄2 in. (39.4 cm)

  • 3 18 mm leaf beads 
  • 4 or 5 8 mm donut beads
  • 16-in. (41 cm) strand 8 mm pearls 
  • 14–16 4 mm bicone crystals
  • 4 3 mm round spacers
  • 3 1⁄2 in. (8.9 cm) chain, 5–6 mm links
  • flexible beading wire, .014 or .015
  • 3 2-in. (5 cm) head pins
  • 8–10 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • 2 crimp beads 
  • lobster claw clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • crimping pliers (optional)

earrings

  • 2 8 mm pearls
  • 2 4 mm bicone crystals
  • 2 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Necklace

Fluttering leaves fall necklace Step 1
1. On a 2-in. (5 cm) head pin, string a bicone crystal, a leaf bead, and a bicone. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make three leaf units.
Fluttering leaves fall necklace Step 2
2. On a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pin, string a bicone, a donut bead, and a bicone. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. On a second 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pin, string a pearl. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make a total of four or five donut units and four or five pearl units. 
Fluttering leaves fall necklace Step 3
3. Cut a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) piece of chain. Attach a leaf unit to the bottom link and complete the wraps.
Fluttering leaves fall necklace Step 4
4. Set aside one pearl unit for step 8. Attach the remaining leaf, donut, and pearl units to the chain as desired, completing the wraps as you go.
Fluttering leaves fall necklace Step 5
5. Cut a piece of beading wire and center the pendant.
Fluttering leaves fall necklace Step 6
6. On each end, string pearls until the strand is within 1 in. (2.5 cm) of the finished length.
Fluttering leaves fall necklace Step 7
7. On one end, string a spacer, a crimp bead, a spacer, and a clasp. Repeat on the other end, substituting a 2-in. (5 cm) piece of chain for the clasp. Check the fit, and add or remove beads if necessary. Go back through the beads just strung and tighten the wire. Crimp the crimp beads and trim the excess wire.
Fluttering leaves fall necklace Step 8
8. Attach a pearl unit to the end link of chain and complete the wraps.
Earrings
Fluttering leaves fall earrings Step 1
1. On a head pin, string a pearl and a bicone crystal. Make a wrapped loop.
Fluttering leaves fall earrings Step 2
2. Open the loop of an earring wire. Attach the bead unit and close the loop. Make a second earring to match the first.

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