Bead Stew And Crystal Bracelet/ Jungle Love

Price: $32.55
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A wonderful new knitted creation!

We've been having a marvelous time finding wonderful and wondrous crystals and beads --- and have such a fantastic collection at this point that I feel like a dragon sitting on a hoard of stunning gemstones!

So the time has come, as the Walrus said (reference from Alice in Wonderland, one of my favorite books) to put these amazing pieces together in a form that we can share with you.

We gathered greens and coppers and topazes and bronzes in our "usual" beads of 8/0s and 6/0s and 5/0 triangles and 4mm megatamas and 4x7mm long megatamas and tear drops and daggers -- you know these by now: our family of beauties.

And then!

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

To this we added fire polish gemstones -- a truly glorious mixture of light-catching gems.

We threaded these on a metallic thread and began to play.

Jungle Love is the result -- a decidedly chunky and glowing piece of art to wear on your wrist.

The kit will include all the beads you need, in all the types and sizes, the thread and this clasp. (Note as of 6/6/2014: our supplies of this particular clasp is running very low. Your kit might come with another copper clasp instead.)

The pattern is also included if you so choose. The pattern is the same as for all of the Bead Soup and Bead Stew Bracelets -- you have the option to get it or not via the drop-down menu.

Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern. We offer three options. I know some of you might already have made other bracelets from us that are made along the same lines, the only real changes being the beads and the colors. If you feel you do not need another pattern, simply choose "No Pattern Needed."

If you would like a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.

We also can email the pattern to you, though I have to do it manually and usually send it right before I mail the kit (please be patient). Just make sure that drop-down menu is set as you would like before you check out.

You will need to provide your own knitting needles -- not included in the kit. We used size 0s.

(An additional thought: This bead mix would also look quite amazing done with a wire instead of a thread, and if you would like to try that out, just email me first to check on colors and availability of the wire and we will work with you to set up a special kit, designed especially for you. The clasp will have to change somewhat as well, but the beads will be the same. The overall look -- wow!).

This is really a beautiful piece, no question. For the dragons in us all. :-)