This was so much fun. I loved it. I worked two rows of seed beads between each of the "mood" beads. The kit generously had enough beads to do this.
If you fondly remember mood rings, you need to knit this. – Donna Whitlinger
Oh!! Joy!! Beads, and knitting, and colors, and what fun!!! The bracelet just grows before my eyes into something wonderful! I've found a new craft! Jozelle from Tennessee – Jozelle Crabtree
What fun!!! I haven't knitted with beads in years so I really enjoyed starting off with this one. I like how the beads changed colors as I was working with them.
Linda – Linda Edwards
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Here is quite a special piece, full of colors and joy!
And quite easy to knit as well.
We found some most intriguing "mood beads" that change colors depending on temperature and other factors (dare we say they are magic?). Although they are a tad expensive, we searched around to find the best buy, as we simply had to try them out.
And then time to thread them on and start playing.....
We came up with this very simple design.
The Mood beads are surrounded by Crystal AB 8/0 beads as well as Firepolish 4mm Crystals so that nothing distracts from the glory of the hues. The crystal look gives the impression of snowflakes shining through the light.
The kit will contain the pattern and at least enough of these special changeable beads plus the 8/0s and fire polish crystals to make a bracelet of 8 inches. Plus the clasp of course.
If you want extra for a longer piece, email me privately and we'll work it out if you'd like extra of these special beads.
Alternatively, for a longer piece, some of our customers have noticed (since we enclose lots of extra 8/0 beads) that they can simply space the Mood beads a bit further apart (with extra rows of 8/0 beads in between) and get a longer piece.
The bracelet was done, btw, with size 0 needles (not included in kit).
The photo shows the piece done with silver thread. Each kit will include the thread, the beads, plus the crystals as seen here and though the clasp will be a different one it will still be a silver look.
We think it could also look superb with a gold thread glowing through the crystals and surrounding the colored beads (and with a golden clasp). So that option is available as well.
Notice that you have a choice of getting this kit with or without the pattern. Make sure to check the drop-down menu.
If you'd like to "play" and want to try a different color thread altogether, let us know using the "Comments" section as you check out. If we can, we will follow your vision and set up a special kit for you.
We tried to show in the photographs how these beads can change color -- these all are exactly the same bead but subject to slightly different temperature conditions. Pretty wonderful, no?
These are such fun to wear! Each time I look down there seems to be other colors peeking up at me.
And it garners great compliments.