Coastal Riches Jewelry Set

PROJECT S8011
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
A treasure trove of Zola Elements cowrie shell pendants and Swarovski Crystal pearls come together in this opulent bracelet and earring set. Antiqued brass accents lend a rustic touch to the high sheen of metals and pearls.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat steps 8 and 9 to make the second earring. These instructions will make a 6.5 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of pearls and shell pieces you use.
  1. To begin making your bracelet, use flush cutters to cut 4 inches of 22 gauge wire and make a wrapped wire loop at least 5mm in diameter, sliding on the wider end of one gold cowrie before closing the loop. Trim the extra wire.
  2. Onto your wire, slide one 6mm open bead cap with the cup side facing away from the cowrie. Next, slide on one purple pear shaped pearl through the wide end. Then slide on one 6mm cone flower bead cap so that it fits snug against the smaller end of the pearl (see photo for reference). Create another 5mm wrapped wire loop, this time sliding on the wider end of one silver cowrie before closing the loop.
  3. Cut 4 inch length of wire and create another wrapped wire loop, sliding on the opposite end of the silver cowrie you attached in step 2. Close the loop and trim the wire.
  4. Repeat step 2, but this time slide on a green pearl.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 to follow the pattern for a total of 4 pearls and 5 cowries (see photo for reference), or until you have reached your desired length.
  6. To attach your clasp, open a 7mm jump ring and slide on the end of a cowrie on one side of your bracelet. Also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  7. Next, open another 7mm jump ring and slide on the end of the cowrie on the other side of your bracelet. Close the jump ring.
  8. To make your earring, take a 2 inch head pin and slide on one 6mm open cap with the cup side facing up. Next, slide on one grey pearl with the wide end facing down. Then slide on one 6mm cone flower bead cap so that it fits snug against the pearl. Create a 5mm wrapped wire loop, sliding on the wider end of one gold cowrie before closing the loop. Trim the extra wire.
  9. To attach your earring hook, open a 5.4mm jump ring and slide on the opposite end of the cowrie you attached in the previous step. Also slide on the loop of your earring hook. Close the jump ring. To get your earring to face forward, change the orientation of your earring hook. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PNT-056 - Zola Elements Pendant, Cowrie Shell Focal 17x11mm, 4 Pieces, Satin Gold Tone
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PNT-057 - Zola Elements Pendant, Cowrie Shell Focal 17x11mm, 4 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-1161 - Swarovski Crystal, 5821 Pear Shaped Faux Pearl Beads 11mm, 4 Pieces, Light Grey
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-1175 - Swarovski Crystal, 5821 Pear Shaped Faux Pearl Beads 11mm, 4 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-1144 - Swarovski Crystal, 5821 Pear Shaped Faux Pearl Beads 11mm, 4 Pieces, Iridescent Green
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6469 - Antiqued Brass Cone Flower Bead Caps 6mm x 3.5mm (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6458 - Antiqued Copper Open Petal Flower Bead Caps 6mm (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-9117 - TierraCast Pewter, Small Open Jump Rings 5.4mm, 50 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5176 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3022 - 22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3027 - Antiqued Brass Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7525 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2233 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Vintage Look, Summer, Spring, Boho
Ingredients PNT-056, PNT-057, SWP-1161, SWP-1175, SWP-1144, BMB-6469, BMB-6458, FJR-9117, FJR-5176, FHP-3022, FEA-3027, FCL-7525, WCR-2233,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Zola Elements Pendant, Cowrie Shell Focal 17x11mm, 4 Pieces, Satin Gold Tone
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: PNT-056
Zola Elements Pendant, Cowrie Shell Focal 17x11mm, 4 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: PNT-057
Swarovski Crystal, #5821 Pear Shaped Faux Pearl Beads 11mm, 4 Pieces, Light Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: SWP-1161
Swarovski Crystal, #5821 Pear Shaped Faux Pearl Beads 11mm, 4 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: SWP-1175
Swarovski Crystal, #5821 Pear Shaped Faux Pearl Beads 11mm, 4 Pieces, Iridescent Green
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: SWP-1144
Antiqued Brass Cone Flower Bead Caps 6mm x 3.5mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-6469
Antiqued Copper Open Petal Flower Bead Caps 6mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: BMB-6458
TierraCast Pewter, Small Open Jump Rings 5.4mm, 50 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: FJR-9117
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-5176
22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FHP-3022
Antiqued Brass Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$12.15 / Package | SKU: FEA-3027
Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FCL-7525
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.00 / Package | SKU: WCR-2233
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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