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Sophia Earring & Necklace Set | DIY Tutorial

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Sodalite is the perfect shade of blue to compliment blue jeans or a lovely dress for a special occasion.  Varying in intensity from pale blue to a deep, royal blue. I used gold findings for this set but it would look equally good with silver or even copper components.

I enjoy creating layered pieces, and so love the silk cording, I try to include it whenever I can. It adds a softness to the piece. The chain I chose adds texture but you could use any chain. And the earrings have a few components so they have movement in them. The image does not show them hanging but they do hang nicely, and will sway beautifully.

Any stone will work for this design so look through your stash or our offerings and make one in your favorite color!

Materials

For both projects, you will need:

Additional materials for necklace:

Additional materials for earrings:

Instructions

Necklace

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Beaded center of necklace:

  1. Onto an 18″ piece of Flexrite, string beads as follows:
    1. Add twelve 4mm Sodalite beads.
    2. Add one gold bead. Add six 6mm Sodalite beads, separated by gold beads. Add one gold bead.
    3. Add two 8mm Sodalite beads, separated by a gold bead.
    4. For the focal beads in the center, add: one gold bead, one bead cap, one 8mm Sodalite bead, one bead cap. Repeat two more times so you have three bead cap-enclosed 8mm Sodalite beads. Add one more gold bead.
    5. Add two 8mm Sodalite beads, separated by a gold bead.
    6. Add one gold bead. Add six 6mm Sodalite beads, separated by gold beads. Add one gold bead.
    7. Add twelve 4mm Sodalite beads.
  2. Make crimped loop at each end of strand.
  3. Cut two 4.5″ lengths of ball chain and add ball chain crimp connectors to each end. The connectors are so cool as they hide the connection very nicely.
  4. Opening ball chain crimp connector loop like a jump ring, attach ball chain lengths to either side of beaded strand.

Silk cord:

  1. Cut 19″ length of silk cord.
  2. Attach ribbon end connectors to both ends.

Chain:

  1. Cut 20.5″ length of oval link chain.

Connect:

  1. Attach oval chain, ball chain connector, and silk cord ribbon end to a jump ring.
  2. Repeat for other side, then add one side of S-Hook to jump ring and pinch closed to secure.
  3. When worn, the silk cord should be on top, thee ball chain/beaded center should be in the middle, and the oval link chain should be on the bottom. Adjust if necessary.

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Earrings

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  1. To head pin, add one gold bead, one 6mm Sodalite bead, and one more gold bead. Make loop.
  2. Cut head off another head pin and make a loop to form an eye pin. Add one gold bead and one 4mm Sodalite bead. Then add 1 gold bead, one bead cap, one 6mm Sodalite bead, one bead cap, and one more gold bead. Add one 4mm Sodalite bead and then one last gold bead. Make loop
  3. Attach loops together directly to make one long dangle.
  4. Open kidney ear wire and slip top loop of dangle onto ear wire hook.

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