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Matte African Turquoise Gemstone Necklace with Czech Glass Accents
designed by Bonnie Ogilvie for Dakota Stones
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSimple Stringing
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size20 Inches

Unique bead shapes inspire me to get creative and use all kinds of different techniques when adding them to my jewelry designs.

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This necklace includes Dakota Stones matte African turquoise beads in a fun variety of shapes. These cool shapes were fun to pair with other eye-catching elements, like Czech glass beads, brass chain, TierraCast components, and even some hemp cord. How will gemstones inspire your next jewelry design?

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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 Matte African Turquoise 5 x 15mm Center-Drilled Flat Chip Bead Strand
Code R1574
Material Jasper Finish Matte or Satin Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 15 x 5mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
1 $13.99
3 $12.88
Dakota Stones Matte African Turquoise 8mm Coin Bead Strand
Code R1576
Material Jasper Finish Matte or Satin Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8 x 4.5mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
1 $9.99
3 $9.14
Czech Glass 9mm Dark Topaz with Picasso Roundel Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-1381
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 9mm, Length 6mm
1 $7.98
3 $7.25
Czech Glass 8 x 10mm Crystal with Picasso Finish Saturn Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-3232
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 3.5" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Length 7.5-8mm, Width 10mm
1 $2.59
3 $2.30
Czech Glass 12mm Orange Opaline with Picasso Finish Flower Coin Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-1572
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 7" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 12-12.5mm
1 $7.53
3 $6.84
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Small Woodland Bead
Code BRO-5649
Material Brass-Oxide Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Hole Size 1.5mm Sold Individually More Measurements Diameter 6mm, Length 3mm
1 $0.62
10 $0.54
The BeadSmith 0.5mm Hemp 3-Spool Box - Dyed Colors (10-Pound Test)
Code HEMP-01
Material Cotton or Hemp Brand BeadSmith Thickness 10-Pound Test Sold on Spools
1 $4.59
3 $4.13
Artbeads Designer Wire - Antique Copper Non-Tarnish 20 Gauge (30 ft. spool)
Code ADW0022
Material Natural Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 20 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $4.99
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Lotus Magnetic Clasp Set
Code GA-6234
Material Gold-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Dimensions 20.5 x 14.5mm Hole Size 1.3mm Features Magnetic Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $5.77
3 $5.21
Matte Black and Brass Oxide Duo Chain Jewelry Kit
Code KIT-0173
Material Natural Brass Finish Antiqued, Matte or Satin Longest Link 9.0 - 9.9mm Link Style Closed Links Place Of Origin USA
1 $39.99
The BeadSmith Casual Comfort Long Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-0293
Brand BeadSmith Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
1 $9.49
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German Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-502
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $21.99
Beadalon Knotter Tool
Code TOOL-164
Brand Beadalon
1 $17.99
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