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Black Tie Optional ~ Bolo Set

About this design:

This is a special occasion/evening jewelry set. I found the Black Spinel marquis briolettes on Etsy, and I HAD to have some!! The necklace is 16 inches long - plus a 4 inch, 2 strand Bolo focal design. It has a 3 inch length extender at the clasp end. The earrings are a glamorous 4 inches long.


Black Spinel faceted marquis briolette beads 12X16mm. 2.5mm patterened 14K Gold~Filled Chain. Swarovski Crystal 5mm "Simplicity" beads in Golden Shadow, 10mm FG Bali jump ring, 26 Gauge Gold Filled Half Hard wire. Gold Filled earwires.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Warning: gemstone briolettes like these can be fragile! I chipped several by wrapping them too tight with wire. I recommend using 26 or even 28 gauge wire... Or fine gauge nylon coated beading cord - secured with crimp beads & crimp covers to prepare briolettes for hanging.

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  1. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Beautiful! Very elegant and delicate! Love the marquis stones, such sparkle!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Definitely elegant. Love the simplicity of the design.

  3. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Very pretty and soft bayslady i love it! hey did you ever pic your chicky name?

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous! So elegant!

  5. celestialdesigns
    celestialdesigns says:

    What a lovely simple and sophisticated design.

  6. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    The epitome of elegance. This one will live forever!

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    BayLady says:

    Thanks Everyone! I did post a note on the how-to section: Caution -these type of briolettes are very fragile!!

    Stormy Chick, No I haven’t picked a Chicky Name yet… I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to do it, or if I was supposed to be named by other group members.

    I might like: Posh Chick, or Chic Chick, yet – by my first POD I might be well suited for Space Cadette Chickette! lol

  8. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Yes bay lady you pic your own name….thanks for the tips….

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    Valley Girl says:

    Very lovely design… excellent!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very Elegant !

  11. karen blasdel
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  12. Leigh D
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    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful and elegant design! Love it!

  14. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I love this design too … those black spinel are beautiful as well. SLS

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    K Emings says:

    i’m new to beading and learning that it is alot of fun

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    K Emings says:

    love the bolo set how do i find the step by step

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