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First Sign of Spring

Spring Gemstone Necklace with Moonstone, Peridot, and Canadian Jade Beads
designed byBonnie Ogilvie for Dakota Stones
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSimple Stringing
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size19 Inches
I made this necklace at the tail-end of winter, while anxiously awaiting spring. It's always great to see more green arrive when spring comes around.
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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.

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Dakota Stones White Moonstone 4-6mm Pebble Bead Strand
Code R1293
Material Moonstone Brand Dakota Stones Strand Length Approx 16" Sold by the Strand More Measurements Length 6-9.5mm, Width 5-7mm
1 $27.54
Dakota Stones 2mm Peridot Round Bead Strand
Code R1089
Material Peridot Brand Dakota Stones Strand Length Approx 16" Sold by the Strand More Measurements Diameter 2-3mm
1 $18.50
Dakota Stones Canadian Jade 10mm Round Bead Strand
Code R0245
Material Jade Brand Dakota Stones Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand More Measurements Diameter 10mm, Length 10mm
1 $15.07
Dakota Stones Canadian Jade 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand
Code R0247
Material Jade Brand Dakota Stones Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand More Measurements Length 4mm, Width 7mm
1 $14.16
TierraCast Antique Silver Turkish Spacer Bead
Code SA-5580
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Hole Size 1.25mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.81
7 $0.70
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
TierraCast Silver 3mm Beaded Heishi Daisy Spacer
Code S-0418
Material Silver-Plated Brand TierraCast Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.10
60 $0.08
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Floral Toggle Clasp
Code SA-6196
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Sold by the Set Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.75
3 $2.45
TierraCast Silver 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer
Code S-0422
Material Silver-Plated Brand TierraCast Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.12
50 $0.10
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube Bead
Code SS-CRM2
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 2.0 x 2.0mm Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Inside diameter 1.4mm
1 $0.12
50 $0.10
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Mini Square Open Frame Charm
Code CHARM-3852
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand Nunn Design Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.70
3 $2.40
925/10 Silver-Filled 4mm Open Jump Ring, 19 Gauge
Code FIND-0975
Material Silver-Filled Dimensions 4.0 x 0.9mm Aspect Ratio 2.5x Thickness 19 Gauge Sold Individually
1 $0.23
30 $0.19
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Artbeads Designer Wire - Silver Non-Tarnish 22 Gauge (24 ft. spool)
Code ADW0073
Material Colored Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 24 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $4.99
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code ZP49-30F-019
Material Stainless Steel Brand Artbeads Thickness 0.019 Inches Wire Type 49-Strand Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan More Measurements Length 30 feet
1 $12.99
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-125
Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
1 $7.99
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
1 $13.99
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