This is a beautiful bracelet! My first time knitting a beaded bracelet and it was so easy. This was going to be a gift but I think it found a new owner - me! – Tamara Sarg
I gifted a good friend with the Rock Candy Bead Stew bracelet and she was shocked to learn I knit it! Will definately be giving these as gifts for the holidays. Thanks! – Dora Themelis
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This is the latest in our continuing adventure with Bead Soup Bracelets.
Here was the first of our Bead Stew bracelets, where we concentrated on the large, chunkier beads, with intriguing shapes and finishes.
The kit consists of 6/0s and 8/0s and daggers and 4x6mm drops, and 6/0 beads, as well as a few of our 9mm moon faces in topaz/gold inlay. The thread used is the Tapestry Braid -- if any tiny beads are there and don't work with this thread, there are plenty of larger ones that will, so simply discard them. You will have way more beads than you'll need so you can pick and choose what appeals.
The clasp is the Aztec clasp that we like so much. It is of a lead-free antiqued gold color. This is a Bali-style cast toggle clasp with the ring at 17mm and the bar 20mm.
The colors here are striking! Depending on stock, we have included anything that appealed and had a golden base. You might find bronze and copper iris and topaz and dark topaz and gold and dark gold -- a wonderful collection that glows! The end-result is stupendous -- a densely packed bracelet that looks like you are wearing Rock Candy on your wrist.
The thread color we used in the one pictured here is a dark metallic brown. This exact color is no longer being made though we do have some threads that are very close in tone. We also like any of the gold threads with the bead mix. Actually, this bracelet is so packed with beads that you can barely see the thread color at all except at each end.
For those unfamiliar with these bracelets, all of our Bead Soup bracelets are knit, using thread and a vast array of beads. The knitting needles are not included in the kit but figure on using size 0's, though gauge is simply a matter of personal preference and finding a look you like.
We are really really pleased with this one.
Some of our more recent clasps are just slightly different but still with the same overall look.
Notice that you have a choice of getting this kit with or without the pattern. It is the same as for other Bead Soup/Stew bracelet kits. Make sure to check the drop-down menu.