Here is our March version of our new series of bracelets based around the Birthstones of the year.
This showcases the gemstone associated with March: Aquamarine.
The design is that of our River Bed Bracelets, here made from high quality stone chips of Aquamarine (true semi-precious aquamarine, not just aquamarine colored).
We paired these with size 8/0 hex beads in the colorway called June Bug (a lovely metallic bead with subtle variations of teal and green), and threaded them on a gorgeous teal/green thread from Kreinik.
(Note: The hexagonal beads are no longer available. Instead the kits will have the more usual round beads though in the same striking colorway.)
The whole comes together in a marvelous blend of teals and aquas, a true song to March and the coming of Spring. The hex beads match the thread beautifully so the aquamarine nuggets almost float above the whole with sparkles capturing the light in the spaces in between. You kit might have these hexagonal beads or it might include round beads of the same gorgeous colors.
The clasp is a large piece, intended as the focal point of the bracelet.
From Nunn, this large toggle clasp can come in your choice of gold tone or copper.
I had chosen silver originally but then switched to the copper. That combination looks awesome (in my oh-so-humble opinion). I love love love the combination of rusts and teals. :-) It has a marvelous richness.
The circular part of the clasp, with a slightly off-center hole, is 1 1/4" in diameter and adds a wonderful look.
If you would prefer one of our smaller, more sedate "regular" toggle clasps, that is also an option. You can tell us silver, gold, or copper for this one.
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.
Everything except the knitting needles (we used size 0/ US 2mm) is included in the kit -- about 150+ each of the Aquarmarine chips, and the 8/0 hex beads, the spool of thread and the clasp of your choice (see above).