Alas, the lovely large leaf toggle clasp you see in the original bracelet photos is no longer available.
I have done a hunt and found a lovely filigree leaf toggle, in an Antique Copper finish, which will also look lovely. The kits will now contain that clasp.
We wanted a bead stew bracelet to reflect the deep quiet of the Northeastern forest in mid-summer, when the leaves are so thick and the trees do deep that you can't even see the sky.
This bracelet uses greens and browns in as many sizes and shapes as we could find --- daggers and leaves and tear drops and megatamas and seed beads and triangles and -- need I go on?
A bracelet worthy of Gaia.
We threaded these on a wonderful green-brown marled thread (though your kit could easily have thread of deep green or rich brown ) and started to knit. You can almost smell the loam.
The clasp is now the filigree leaf toggle you see in the inset photo on the top picture and again in the last photo on this page.
Each kit has everything you will need except the knitting needles. We suggest size 0.
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.