I also made this turquoise necklace. All the turquoise beads were from my mom's supplies she let me have. But I did buy all the silver after christmas.
Unfortunately the long silver beads aren't the best of quality, and the large turquoise is quite heavy, so after wearing it for a month, my daughter busted the string when pulling on it. When I restrung it I double strung it, hopefully it lasts. Here's crossing my fingers. Miraculously, when it busted we didn't lose any beads.
I've thought for a long time those big turquoise breads were pretty so I tried to find some that were the same but less invasive. Which I didn't accomplish which is why I made the turquoise necklace afterward. These are just little jade beads.