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Pearls and gems jewelry set

A pastel-hued necklace and earrings balance the whimsy of a flowing tunic

SUPPLIES 

necklace

  • 16-in. (41cm) strand 10mm pearls
  • 16-in. (41cm) strand 8mm gemstone rondelles
  • 10 8mm rhinestone rondelles
  • 60–80 4mm flat spacers
  • flexible beading wire, .014 or .015
  • 2 crimp beads
  • S-hook clasp with 2 soldered jump rings
  • chainnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • crimping pliers (optional)

earrings

  • 2 10mm pearls
  • 4 4mm flat spacers
  • 3 in. (7.6cm) chain, 3–4mm links
  • 2 2-in. (5cm) head pins
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

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1. Cut a piece of beading wire. (My necklace is 28 1⁄2 in./72.4cm.) On the wire, center a rhinestone rondelle, a pearl, and a rhinestone rondelle.
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2a. On each end, string an alternating pattern of four gemstone rondelles and three pearls, stringing a spacer between each bead. String a rhinestone rondelle, a pearl, and a rhinestone rondelle.
2b. Repeat step 2a on each end.
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3. On each end, string a gemstone, a spacer, a pearl, and a spacer. Repeat until the necklace is within 1 in. (2.5cm) of the finished length.
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4. On each end, string two spacers, a crimp bead, two spacers, and a jump ring. Check the fit, and add or remove beads from each end if necessary. Go back through the last few beads strung and tighten the wire. Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess wire.
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5. On one end, attach an S-hook clasp to the jump ring. Close one side of the clasp with chainnose pliers.
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Editor’s tip: This design also works well as a choker. If you shorten the necklace, replace the pattern in step 2a with an alternating pattern of three gemstone rondelles and two pearls, stringing a spacer between each bead. This will keep the rhinestone rondelles near the front of the necklace.

Earrings
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1. On a head pin, string a spacer, a pearl, and a spacer. Make the first half of a wrapped loop.
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2. Cut a 1 1⁄4-in. (3.2cm) piece of chain. Attach the pearl unit to one end and complete the wraps.
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3. Open the loop of an earring wire. Attach the dangle and close the loop. Make a second earring to match the first.

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