With thanks to Lewis Carroll for the word, we here present our Burbling Brook. Such a great word -- bubbly and gurgling as it flows along.
We wanted to create a bracelet that you could knit with the concept and look of flowing bubbling water, burbling over the rocky stream bed and frolicking as it rushes along to the sea. Along the way, it goes over rocks and rapids and foams and froths. And sometimes it carries flowers in its wake and sometimes it swirls around waterlilies. And above it play the dragonflies.
The beads here are soft pearl and pastels to create the water look with flowers and water creatures glowing in the sun.
Then there are some large Crystal AB tear drops and some large and small fire polish crystals, both 4mm and 6mm in Crystal ABs -- as the water flows it encounters rocks and other water hazards and splashes up and swirls around. And occasional drops of pure sunshine in the form of tear drops of 4x6mm size.
Sometimes our brook hits some large obstacle, perhaps a boulder and so we have 10mm diagonally cut Crystal AB cubes.
Note as of May 27, 2008 -- We have to change the clasp for this bracelet. The hook & eye dragonfly one turned out to be flawed: a customer wrote that to her dismay the hook of this clasp broke off when she went to open it slightly to allow it to slide onto the "eye" of the clasp. Unfortunately the clasp is pewter and this can happen.
So instead we will be including the dragonfly toggle that is part of our Moon Flowers Bead Stew bracelet and the Can Spring Be Far Behind Bead Soup one. These will also look very fine indeed.
The kit as it currently stands contains the beads and the thread (in the aqua blue family though a bit darker) and the clasp as I mention above.
Note that the kit does 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, this being the basic Bead Soup/ Bead Stew Bracelet Pattern. Really the only real changes are 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 knitting needles (not included in kit). We recommend size 0.
Fun and so very delightful!