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After Midnight Jewelry Set

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Create a necklace, bracelet and earring set from Katie Hacker that will dress up any outfit. Black glass beads and freshwater pearls are an elegant combination. 

After Midnight Jewelry Set
 

Materials:

Necklace:

  • 35” length of .018” diameter bright Beadalon 49 beading wire
  • 32 silver #1 Beadalon crimp tubes
  • 25 silver #2 Beadalon crimp tubes
  • 35 black 4mm bicone glass beads
  • 25 black 6mm faceted rondelle glass beads
  • 31 gray 5mm freshwater pearls
  • Silver toggle clasp
  • Adhesive tape

Bracelet:

  • 24” length of .018” diameter bright Beadalon 49 beading wire
  • 17 silver #1 Beadalon crimp tubes
  • 6 silver #2 Beadalon crimp tubes
  • 2 silver #3 Beadalon crimp tubes
  • 21 black 4mm bicone glass beads
  • 15 black 6mm faceted rondelle glass beads
  • 12 gray 5mm freshwater pearls
  • Silver toggle clasp
  • Adhesive tape

Earrings:

  • 5” length of .018” diameter bright Beadalon 49 beading wire
  • 4 silver #1 Beadalon crimp tubes
  • 2 silver #2 Beadalon crimp tubes
  • 6 black 4mm bicone glass beads
  • 2 black 6mm faceted rondelle glass beads
  • 4 gray 5mm freshwater pearls
  • 2 silver ear wires

For all:

  • Beadstorm™ Chain nose pliers
  • Beadalon™ Crimper
  • Beadalon™ Flush Cutters

 

Instructions:


Necklace:

  1. Cut the following lengths of beading wire: 4 ½”, two 3”, two 2 ½”.
     
  2. Fold one piece of wire in half and pass the ends through a #2 crimp tube. Adjust the wires so the ends are slightly uneven. Slide the crimp to within 1/8” of the fold and crimp it.
     
  3. String the following onto one end of the folded wire: pearl, rondelle, pearl, #1 crimp tube. Flatten the crimp.
     
  4. String the following onto the other end of the folded wire: bicone, #1 crimp, bicone, #1 crimp, bicone, #1 crimp. Flatten the crimp.
     
  5. Repeat Steps 2-4 for all of the wire lengths that you cut in Step 1.
     
  6. Cut one 17” and one 18” length of beading wire.
     
  7. Hold the wires together as one and pass them through a #2 crimp tube and half of the clasp. Pass the wires back through the crimp tube. Crimp it.
     
  8. Pass the wires through a bicone and a #2 crimp tube. Crimp it.
     
  9. Leave 4” and attach another #2 crimp tube. Pass the wires through two bicones and a rondelle.
     
  10. Separate the strands. On the shorter strand, string the following: #2 crimp tube, 7 bicones, alternating #1 crimp tubes and 11 freshwater pearls, 7 bicones, #2 crimp tube. Place a piece of tape over the wire to prevent the beads from sliding off.
     
  11. On the longer strand, string the following: #2 crimp tube, 3 rondelles, #2 crimp, pearl, shortest tassel, pearl, #2 crimp, 3 rondelles, #2 crimp, pearl, medium tassel, pearl, #2 crimp, 3 rondelles, #2 crimp, pearl, longest tassel.
     
  12. Repeat Step 11 in the reverse order so the beading pattern is symmetrical.
     
  13. Remove the tape from the first strand. Hold the strands together and pass them through a rondelle, two bicons and a #2 crimp tube. Crimp it.
     
  14. Leave 4”, then hold the wires together and pass them through a #2 crimp, bicone, #2 crimp and half of the clasp.
     
  15. Pass the wires back through the clasp and the first crimp. Crimp both crimp tubes. Cut off any extra wire.

Bracelet:

  1. Cut three 8” lengths of beading wire.
     
  2. Hold the wire ends together and pass them through a #3 crimp tube and half of the clasp. Pass them back through the crimp tube and crimp it.
     
  3. Pass the wires through a 4mm bead and #2 crimp tube. Crimp it.
     
  4. On one wire, string a #1 crimp tube, 19 black 4mm bicones and a #1 crimp tube onto one wire. Place a piece of tape over the end to prevent the beads from sliding off.
     
  5. One aother wire, string #1 crimp tubes alternating with all of the freshwater pearls. Place a piece of tape over the end to prevent the beads from sliding off.
     
  6. On another wire, string a #1 crimp tube, three rondelles and a #2 crimp tube. String four more rondelle sections separated by #2 crimp tubes. String a #1 crimp tube after the last rondelle.
     
  7. Remove the tape from the wires. Hold all of the wires together and pass them through a #2 crimp tube, bicone bead, #3 crimp tube and half of the clasp.
     
  8. Pass the wires back through the clasp and the first crimp tube. Crimp both crimp beads.
     
  9. Adjust the beaded sections so they’re in the center of the wires. Flatten each outermost crimp tube to hold the sections in place.

Earrings:

  1. Cut one 2 ½” length of beading wire.
     
  2. Fold the wire in half. Slide a #2 crimp about 1/16” from the fold to form a small loop. Adjust the wires so one is longer than the other. Crimp it.
     
  3. Pass one wire end through the following: 4mm, #1 crimp, 4mm, #1 crimp, 4mm, #1 crimp. Flatten the last crimp to hold the beads in place.
     
  4. Pass the other wire through the following: pearl, 6mm, pearl, #1 crimp. Flatten the crimp.
     
  5. Attach the upper wire loop to the ear wire.
     
  6. Repeat Steps 1-5 to make a matching earring.
     

Tips:

  • The necklace is 16” and the bracelet fits a 7” wrist. To adjust the pattern for a different size, use a bead board to arrange the beads and measure before stringing.
     
  • #1 crimp tubes can be flattened with chain nose pliers or crimped with a micro crimping tool. If using chain nose pliers, work carefully to avoid cutting through the beading wire.

 

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