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June Birthstone

by: Jennifer Tough

Dwyn and I are working opposite to each other this week. Where Amazon Woman is strong and bold, my June birthstone project is dainty, and understated.

A birthstone is the "gemstoneassociated with the date of one's birth, the wearing of which iscommonly thought to bring good luck or health. Supernatural powers havelong been attributed by astrologers to certain gemstones."

- from Encyclopedia Britannica

June has three traditional birthstones - Moonstone, Pearls, and Alexandrite. I have chosen pearls for this month, mainly because we had them in stock ;-)

The bracelet uses a pretty sterling chain, and I have wire wrapped on a few pearls through the long links. The pearl drops are loosely wired, and the bracelet  has a nice and satisfying movement while wearing it. I love jingly jewelry!


          
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s19956 Freshwater Pearls - 8 mm Coin Pearl - White Pearl (strand)

(I only used 5 beads from the strand)

Price: $ 16.50
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Qty: 5 96002807 Headpins - 2 in / 24 ga Headpin - Sterling (25)Price: $ 10.15
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Qty: 1 s10322 Sterling - Toggle Clasp - 12 mm Plain and Simple - Bright Sterling (1)Price: $ 11.60
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Qty: 7 s15557 Sterling Chain - 18 mm Ripple Cut Ovals - Bright Sterling (Inch)

(7 inches of chain)

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Qty: 2 96002700 Sterling Splitrings - 5 mm Split Rings - Sterling (10)

(I used a combination of 2 split rings, and two jump rings. You could certainly just use the jump rings though. I was concerned as the chain lengths are quite thin, and it would have been possible for)

Price: $ 5.85
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