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First Sign of Spring Necklace

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First Sign of Spring Necklace Instructions
Designed by Bonnie Ogilvie for Dakota Stones

This cute necklace perfectly captures the First Sign of Spring, when shoots of sweet green grass poke up from underneath frosty terrain. A wonderful combination of Dakota Stones gemstone beads creates this unforgettable look, while TierraCast spacers bring a flash of silver.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 20 inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube on one end, followed by one half of the TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter floral toggle clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step two:
Add the following pattern to the jewelry wire:
  • One TierraCast silver 3mm faceted Heishi spacer
  • One Dakota Stones white moonstone 4-6mm pebble bead
  • One faceted spacer
  • One Dakota Stones 2mm peridot round bead
  • One moonstone bead
  • One peridot bead
  • One moonstone bead
  • One peridot bead
  • One TierraCast silver 3mm beaded Heishi spacer
  • One peridot bead and one moonstone bead (Repeat three times)
  • One beaded spacer, one peridot bead, and one beaded spacer
  • One moonstone bead and one peridot bead (Repeat three times)
  • One beaded spacer
  • One peridot bead and one moonstone bead (Repeat three times)
  • One beaded spacer, one peridot bead, and one beaded spacer
  • One moonstone bead and one peridot bead (Repeat three times)
  • One Dakota Stones Canadian jade 6mm rondelle bead
  • One TierraCast antique silver Turkish spacer bead
  • One Dakota Stones Canadian jade 10mm round bead and one faceted spacer (Repeat two times)
Add three peridot beads to the strand and then make a mirror image of the bead pattern. Slide a crimp tube onto the wire, followed by the other half of the clasp. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step three:
Cut a length of 22 gauge Silver Artbeads Designer Wire approximately six inches long. Wrap one end to the bottom of the Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter mini square open frame charm. Slide a beaded spacer, a Canadian jade rondelle, and another beaded spacer onto the wire. Wrap the other end of the wire around the side of the square so that the rondelle sits in the corner of the frame charm.

Step four:
Cut another length of Artbeads Designer Wire approximately six inches long. Wrap it to the bottom of the square charm, to the left of your first wrap. Add a faceted spacer, a moonstone bead, and a faceted spacer to the wire. Wrap the other end of the wire around the top of the frame, so that the moonstone bead sits next to the Canadian jade rondelle.

Step five:
Use two 925/10 silver-filled 4mm 19 gauge open jump rings to attach your wire-wrapped focal to the center of your necklace, between the three peridot beads. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this video.
Approximate Size: 19 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
List of Components:
Dakota Stones White Moonstone 4-6mm Pebble Bead Strand (R1293, qty 1)
Dakota Stones 2mm Peridot Round Bead Strand (R1089, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Canadian Jade 10mm Round Bead Strand (R0245, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Canadian Jade 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand (R0247, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Silver Turkish Spacer Bead (SA-5580, qty 2)
TierraCast Silver 3mm Beaded Heishi Spacer (S-0418, qty 14)
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Floral Toggle Clasp (SA-6196, qty 1)
TierraCast Silver 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer (S-0422, qty 12)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Mini Square Open Frame Charm (CHARM-3852, qty 1)
925/10 Silver-Filled 4mm Open Jump Ring, 19 Gauge (FIND-0975, qty 2)
Artbeads Designer Wire - Silver Non-Tarnish 22 Gauge (24 ft. spool) (ADW0073, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Dakota Stones Red Garnet 4-6mm Pebble Bead Strand (R1321)
Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 2mm Round Bead Strand (R1215)
Dakota Stones Bronzite 10mm Round Bead Strand (R0017)
Dakota Stones Tiger Eye 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand (R0267)
TierraCast Antique Gold Turkish Spacer Bead (GA-5580)
TierraCast Gold 3mm Beaded Heishi Spacer (G-0418)
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Floral Toggle Clasp (GA-6196)
TierraCast Gold 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer (G-0422)
Nunn Design Gold-Plated Pewter Mini Square Open Frame Charm (CHARM-3851)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Dakota Stones White Moonstone 4-6mm Pebble Bead Strand
Code: R1293
Strand Length Approx. 16 inch, Length 6-9.5mm, Width 5-7mm 
1-12-34+
$29.56 $22.76$28.17 $21.69$26.86 $20.68
Qty>
Dakota Stones 2mm Peridot Round Bead Strand
Code: R1089
Strand Length Approx. 16 Inch, Diameter 2-3mm 
1-23-56+
$21.11 $14.98$20.04 $14.22$19.03 $13.51
Qty>
Dakota Stones Canadian Jade 10mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0245
Strand Length 8 inches, Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm 
1-23-56+
$16.86 $12.81$16.01 $12.16$15.20 $11.55
Qty>
Dakota Stones Canadian Jade 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand
Code: R0247
Strand Length 8 inches, Length 4mm, Width 7mm 
1-23-56+
$13.04 $9.78$12.38 $9.28$11.76 $8.82
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Turkish Spacer Bead
Code: SA-5580
Length 4mm, Width 7mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.77 $0.64$0.73 $0.61$0.68 $0.57
Qty>
TierraCast Silver-Plated Pewter 3mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0418
Length 1mm, Width 3mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Floral Toggle Clasp
Code: SA-6196
Loop Length 20mm, Loop Width 16.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.61 $2.21$2.46 $2.09$2.32 $1.97
Qty>
TierraCast Silver-Plated Pewter 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0422
Length 2mm, Width 3mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Mini Square Open Frame Charm
Code: CHARM-3852
Length 18.5mm, Width 13mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.61 $1.53$2.46 $1.45$2.33 $1.37
Qty>
925/10 Silver-Filled 4mm Open Jump Ring, 19 Gauge
Code: FIND-0975
Diameter 4mm, Opening Diameter 2.5mm, Wire Gauge 19 
1-3940-7980+
$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.17$0.19 $0.16
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Wire - Silver Non-Tarnish 22 Gauge (24 ft. spool)
Code: ADW0073
Length 24 ft, Wire Gauge .64mm/22 gauge 
Sale Price: $4.09
Price: $4.99
Qty>

Alternate Components

Dakota Stones Red Garnet 4-6mm Pebble Bead Strand
Code: R1321
Strand Length Approx. 15.5 Inch, Length 6.5-8mm, Width 4-6mm 
1-12-34+
$31.65 $17.40$30.17 $16.59$28.76 $15.81
Qty>
Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 2mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R1215
Strand Length Approx. 16 inch, Diameter 2mm 
1-23-56+
$13.51 $8.64$12.83 $8.21$12.18 $7.79
Qty>
Dakota Stones Bronzite 10mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0017
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm 
1-23-56+
$12.14 $8.86$11.52 $8.40$10.94 $7.98
Qty>
Dakota Stones Tiger Eye 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand
Code: R0267
Strand Length 8 inches, Length 3.5mm, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$10.05 $6.53$9.52 $6.18$9.02 $5.86
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Turkish Spacer Bead
Code: GA-5580
Length 4mm, Width 7mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.88 $0.73$0.83 $0.69$0.77 $0.64
Qty>
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter 3mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0418
Length 1mm, Width 3-3.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Floral Toggle Clasp
Code: GA-6196
Loop Length 20mm, Loop Width 16.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.97 $2.31$2.81 $2.19$2.65 $2.06
Qty>
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0422
Length 2mm, Width 3mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Nunn Design Gold-Plated Pewter Mini Square Open Frame Charm
Code: CHARM-3851
Length 18.5mm, Width 13mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.61 $1.35$2.46 $1.27$2.33 $1.21
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.03
Price: $7.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Qty>



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