We had another bracelet originally for our October offering, in our Birthstone Bracelet series. Unfortunately we sold out pretty quickly and I was unable to bring more of the semi-precious stone beads we had used.
This is Version II, and we hope you enjoy it as well.
Those who were born in October get to choose between two birthstones—tourmaline and opal. Each gem has nearly limitless possibilities, as each one comes in a rainbow of shades and color combinations.
In fact, both of October’s birthstones came to earth through a journey involving rainbows, according to legend.
Between tourmaline (whose color depends on trace elements in its chemical makeup) and opal (which diffracts light to show a play of multiple colors), October’s birthstones offer a full spectrum of gems to suit anyone’s personal tastes.
This bracelet is made up of chips of watermelon tourmaline, varying colors of mostly pinks and greens. These are threaded alternating a mostly green chip and a mostly pink chip with Miyuki's 8/0 beads in gilt lined opal (not real opals but glass beads with a lovely look to them), onto a spool of 32 gauge wire in silver.
Then knit, and finished with a magnetic clasp in silver tone.
A very simple piece with a delicate lacy look.
Honesty time here: the chips are small, the holes are small. You will need a good light and patience to get these threaded on the wire. We want you to know that ahead of time.
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.
We offer three options.
This is essentially our Riverstone Bracelet design, except that it is knit with wire.
I know many of you have already have made other bracelets from us along very similar lines. If you feel you do not need another pattern, simply choose "No Pattern Needed" using the drop-down menu under the top photo on this page.
I have written up the pattern including some slight adjustments and recommendations for knitting with wire.
If you would like a printed copy of the pattern, 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). Again, just make sure that drop-down menu is set as you would like before you check out.