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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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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Dakota Stones White Moonstone 4-6mm Pebble Bead Strand
Code R1293
Material Moonstone Brand Dakota Stones Sold by the Strand
1 $27.54
TierraCast Silver 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer
Code S-0422
Material Silver-Plated Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.12
50 $0.10
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-125
Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
1 $7.99
Dakota Stones Canadian Jade 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand
Code R0247
Material Jade Brand Dakota Stones Sold by the Strand
1 $14.16
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
TierraCast Antique Silver Turkish Spacer Bead
Code SA-5580
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.81
7 $0.70
Dakota Stones Canadian Jade 10mm Round Bead Strand
Code R0245
Material Jade Brand Dakota Stones Sold by the Strand
1 $15.07
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Floral Toggle Clasp
Code SA-6196
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.75
3 $2.45
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
1 $12.99
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
1 $13.99
Dakota Stones 2mm Peridot Round Bead Strand
Code R1089
Material Peridot Brand Dakota Stones Sold by the Strand
1 $18.50
TierraCast Silver 3mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
Code S-0418
Material Silver-Plated Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.10
60 $0.08
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
1 $0.23
30 $0.19
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube Bead
Code SS-CRM2
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 2 x 2mm Features Crimpable Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Length 2mm, width 2mm
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 Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.70
3 $2.40
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