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Sparkle jewelry set in a flash

Making regal bezels is a breeze. Eye-catching pieces that won’t take hours to make!
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Tip: Make sure the rivoli is set in the bezel by pressing each prong with the tip of a burnisher.
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Quick accessory: Just pop a rivoli in a ring bezel and you're done! The bezel is already attached and the band is adjustable.

You can get a lot of sparkle in just a little time when you set rivoli crystals in crownbezels. Attach two for a silk ribbon necklace or several for a bracelet befitting a queen. And don’t forget quick earrings and a ring!

SUPPLIES

necklace 14–21 in. (36–53 cm)

  • 14 mm oval crystal rivoli
  • 12 mm round crystal rivoli
  • 14 mm open-back oval rivoli bezel setting, with one loop
  • 12 mm open-back round rivoli bezel setting, with two loops
  • bail
  • 2 5 mm jump rings
  • 32 in. (81 cm) silk ribbon
  • 2 pairs of pliers, including flatnose
  • burnisher

bracelet

  • 7–8 14 mm round crystal rivolis
  • 7–8 14 mm open-back round rivoli bezel settings, with four loops
  • 20–26 5 mm jump rings
  • toggle clasp
  • 2 pairs of pliers, including flatnose
  • burnisher

earrings

  • 2 14 mm oval crystal rivoli
  • 2 14 mm open-back oval rivoli bezel settings, with one loop
  • pair of earring wires
  • 2 pairs of pliers, including flatnose 
  • burnisher

Supplies from Eclectica. Check your local bead store for supplies.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Necklace

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1. Place an oval rivoli in an oval bezel setting. Use flatnose pliers to fold down the bezel’s prongs (Like clockwork, below). Repeat with a round rivoli and a round bezel setting.
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2. Open a jump ring and attach the loop of the oval bezel and a loop of the round bezel. Close the jump ring. Use a jump ring to attach the remaining loop and a bail. Center the dangle on a silk cord. To wear, tie the ends in a bow.

Bracelet

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1. Place a rivoli in a bezel setting. Use flatnose pliers to fold down the bezel’s prongs (Like clockwork, below). Set seven or eight bezels.
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2. Open a jump ring and attach a loop of a bezel and a loop of another bezel. Close the jump ring. Use another jump ring to attach the remaining loops.
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3. Use jump rings to attach the remaining bezels. On each end, use four to six jump rings to attach half of a toggle clasp.

 

Don't forget about the earrings!

 

For each earring: Set an oval bezel following step 1 of the necklace. Open the loop of an earring wire and attach the bezel. Close the loop.

Like clockwork_editors tip

Like clockwork: You run the risk of setting the stone lopsided by folding down adjacent prongs. Instead, fold the prongs at twelve o’clock, then six o’clock. Rotate the setting and fold the prongs on opposite sides. Continue rotating and folding until you’ve folded all of the prongs.

Irina believes you don’t have to go far to find sources of inspiration: “Look in your garden, your choices in decorating, or in your closet.”
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