Sparkling Wine: Necklace Earrings Set Project

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Have you ever toured a vineyard in the autumn?  The colors are nothing but inspiring. The leaves are still that lovely green, twinged with the gentle turning of yellow autumn. Every vine is heavily hung with clusters of purple and green. This vineyard-inspired necklace is simply stunning.




What's The Plan, Stan?
  •  We are going to use Swarovski crystal beads to create this necklace and earrings set, combined with delicate amber chips and soft green freshwater pearls.
Ingredients:
Tools Of The Trade:
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Needle Nose Pliers 
  • Angled Needle Nose Pliers (optional, but helpful)
  • Bead Designing Flockboard (also optional, but also very helpful)

Process:
  • First, set up your bead board with all your lovely ingredients. Admire them! There is nothing like the pleasure of working with wonderful beads! The pattern for this necklace is fairly simple.


  • We are going to start with the pendant part. The Filigree Sunflower goes in the center. Attach the Gold Plated eyepin to the sunflower. Add first the 6mm Olivine Bicone, an amber chip and a Colorado Topaz Roundell. Create a wrapped loop at the end. 


  • Next, lay out the elements for the actual necklace. I am going to list the beads for one side of the necklace. Repeat the same exact pattern for the other side:
    • Amber Chip
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • Colorado Topaz Roundell
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • Colorado Topaz Roundell
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • Pearl
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • 6mm Olivine Bicone
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • Pearl
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • Colorado Topaz Roundell
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • Pearl
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • Pearl
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • Colorado Topaz Roundell
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • Pearl
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • Colorado Topaz Roundell
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • Pearl
    • 2 Amber Chips
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • Colorado Topaz Roundell
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • 5 Amber chips
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • 3 Amber Chips
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone
    • Gold Plated Crimp Bead
    • 4mm Olivine Bicone


  • Next, finish the strand by looping through a 4mm gold plated jumpring, stringing back through the 4mm Olivine Bicone and crimping. Add 3 more gold plated jumprings.
  • Once you have done this for both sides, attach the gold plated spring clasp to once side and the 8mm gold plated jumpring to the other. Now the necklace is done!
  • The earrings are super simple. Place the amethyst teardrop beads on the headpins. Next, add the Colorado Topaz Roundell, and the 4mm Olivine Bicone. End the headpin in a loop (or a wrapped loop if you have enough room), attaching it to the ball post earring findings.



C'est Fin!



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You work could be right here! Submit your own version of Sparkling Wine to Creativity In A Nutshell via email to cagarp@plymouth.edu. Feel free to include pictures, anything new you tried and suggestions you have for improvement.

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