Emerald Cascade Necklace & Earrings
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Emerald Cascade Necklace & Earrings

Glamorous emerald green beads are combined to make a fabulous statement piece for spring!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Necklace:
  • 64 4mm green iris bicones (A)
  • 51 6x8mm green iris long bicones (B)
  • 35 6x8mm green iris faceted rondelles (C)
  • 33 13x20mm green glass faceted ovals (D)
  • 4 10mm green iris faceted rounds (E)
  • 19 Beadalon 2-inch ball head pins
  • 70 silver 2-inch eye pins
  • 1 twisted silver toggle clasp
  • 2 silver Beadalon Wire Guardians
  • 4 #2 Beadalon silver crimp tubes
  • 30" Beadalon 49-strand .018" flexible beading wire
  • Earrings
  • 10 4mm green iris bicones (A)
  • 8 6x8mm green iris long bicones (B)
  • 14 6x8mm green iris faceted rondelles (C)
  • 4 13x20mm green glass faceted ovals (D)
  • 2 10mm green iris faceted rounds (E)
  • 2 15mm silver Bali-style bead caps (F)
  • 11 Beadalon 2-inch ball head pins
  • 18 silver 2-inch eye pins
  • 2 15mm silver filigree bead caps
  • 23 inches silver cable chain
  • 1 pair silver leverback ear wires
  • Tools
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Crimping pliers
  • Bead Bugs
 

Project Instructions

Necklace
Slide 1A onto an eyepin. Make a simple loop. Repeat 11 more times for a total of 12 A links.
Slide 1B onto an eyepin. Make a simple loop. Repeat 20 more times for a total of 21 B links.
Slide 1C onto an eyepin. Make a simple loop. Repeat 21 more times for a total of 22 C links.
Slide 1D onto an eyepin. Make a simple loop. Repeat 11 more times for a total of 12 D links.
Slide 1D onto a ball head pin. Make a wrapped loop. Repeat 18 more times for a total of 19 D drops.
Slide 1E onto an eyepin. Make a simple loop. Repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 E links.
 

Assemble two of each of the following linked strands of beads:
C link, D drop (strand 1)
B link, A link, D drop (strand 2)
C link, B link, C link, D drop (strand 3)
B link, C link, B link, D drop (strand 4)
B link, D link, C link, D drop (strand 5)
C link, B link, D link, B link, D drop (strand 6)
A link, C link, C link, D link, C link, D drop (strand 7)
C link, D link, B link, D link, C link, D drop (strand 8)
A link, B link, A link, E link, A link, B link, A link, E link, D drop (strand 9)
 

Assemble the following linked strand of beads:
C link, B link, D link, B link, D link, B link, D drop (strand 10)
 

Put a Bead Bug on the end of the flexible beading wire. String 1 crimp tube.
 

String AB 7 times. String 1 crimp tube, a wire guardian and the loop of half of the clasp.
 

Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp the tube, making sure that there is a 1-inch tail of wire near the crimp tube with the Bead Bug.
 

String BA 7 times. Pass the wire through the crimp tube near the Bead Bug, pull excess slack from wire and crimp the tube.
 

String DACA, strand 1, A, strand 2, CA, strand 3, A, strand 4, CA, strand 5, ACA, strand 6, A, strand 7, CA, strand 8, AC, strand 9 and A.
 

String strand 10 and repeat step 13 in the opposite order to create a symmetrical necklace.
 

String 1 crimp tube, a wire guardian and the second half of the loop of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, remove excess slack and crimp the tube.
 

String BA 7 times. Pass the wire through the fourth crimp tube, pull excess slack from wire and crimp the tube.
 

Earrings
Cut the chain into 8 1 1/2-inch pieces and 8 1 3/8-inch pieces.
 

To get perfect lengths of chain without measuring each one, slide the first link of a cut length of chain onto a head pin. Slide the first link of the chain onto the head pin next to the first piece of chain and cut it at the same length. Repeat for remaining chain.
 

Slide 1A onto a head pin. Make a wrapped loop attaching the loop to the final link of a 1 1/2-inch chain. Repeat this step 3 more times.
 

Open the link on the opposite end of a 1 1/2-inch length of chain from step 3. Attach it to the "petal" of the filigree bead cap. Repeat this step 3 more times, attaching the 1 1/2-inch lengths of chain to every other petal of the filigree bead cap.
 

Slide 1B onto a ball pin. Make a wrapped loop. Repeat this step 3 more times for a total of 4 B drops.
 

Slide 1C onto an eyepin. Make a simple loop. Repeat this step 6 more times for a total of 7 C links.
 

Open both loops of a C link. Attach one loop to the final link of a 1 3/8" piece of chain. Attach the opposite loop to a B drop.
 

Open the link on the opposite end of the 1 3/8-inch length of chain and attach it to an empty petal of the filigree bead cap.
 

Repeat steps 7 and 8 three more times to fill all petals of the filigree bead cap.
 

Slide 1D onto an eyepin. Make a simple loop.
 

Slide 1D onto a ball pin. Make a wrapped loop.
 

Assemble the following linked strand: D drop, C link, D link, C link
 

Slide 1E, the filigree beadcap, the Bali-style bead cap and 1A onto an eyepin. Make a simple loop. Attach to the E link the topmost C link from step 12.
 

Open both loops of the remaining C link. Attach to one loop the E link from step 13. To the other loop attach the loop on the leverback ear wires.
 

Repeat steps 3 through 14 to create the mate for the first earring.

Tips

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