And here is our Birthstone Bracelet kit for April!
The birthstone for April, the Diamond, symbolizes romance and enduring love. The color is clear or white representing the transparency of diamonds. Thus alternative birthstones for April are any clear or white gemstones such as clear quartz, white sapphires and white topaz. Fancy colored diamonds are also considered a trendy alternative to the conventional clear diamond.
So for our Diamonds-of-April bracelet we put together some striking clear Quartz crystals and added fire polish crystals to add to the glow -- small 4mm ones in Crystal AB or Crystal Marea (with a touch of color to them), and larger 6mm ones in Silver, Crystal, or an intriguing mix of Silver/Blue/Crystal.
And then! Taking our cue from the phrase Diamonds Are Forever, we made a watch face into the clasp for the whole. (This is a working watch, btw.)
If you would prefer a more "normal" silver tone clasp, one of our toggle clasps would look very fine indeed. We even have a few that are roughly diamond-shaped to continue the theme.
The drop-down menu under the top photo on this page allows for you to make your choice for the clasp. Note that there is a bit of a price addition for including the watch as the clasp.
The background thread is silver and the whole has a marvelous shine to it, with the fire polish crystals catching the light beautifully.
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, though for this one the larger fire polish crystals are threaded in a certain order so they form a design. You might feel you do not need another pattern and can figure it out. In that case, 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+ of the Quartz chips, and at least 50 of the 4mm Fire Polish Crystals plus at least 25 of the larger mm ones, the spool of thread and the clasp of your choice (see above).
A song to love and romance and (of course) April!