Here is a stupendously gloriously sparkling bracelet (if I do say so myself), made with almost exclusively fire polish crystals of different sizes and shapes. And (!!) for the icing on the cake our Leaf Tendrils sterling silver clasp!
Ooomph! Whoosh! Blown away!
:-) I am so pleased with how this came out.
It really is simply the same pattern as the other swirling bracelets. We knit this one with four stitches (and thus three beads) across, slipping the first to cause the piece to swirl as outlined in the pattern. And I noticed as I was doing this that if you so choose, the materials we enclose in this kit can easily be used to make a Bead Soup style bracelet instead.
So it is totally the choice of the creator -- you!
I love how this one looks. It sparkles. We used a lot of crystal fire polish beads and some of the warm mix colors, the smokey topaz, and the Winter Sunset ones as well as the Indian Summer. I would call this a crystal-plus-warmth combination.
I don't know if it is the season, but I have simply fallen in love with sparkly colors. Is it the bird in me hunting for bright and shiny things to make a nest with?
Anyway, we have just gotten in a huge number of different fire polish crystals in all sorts of colors and shapes and sizes (some aren't even up on the website yet -- not photographed yet). But that means that we can offer a few other options colorwise for these. Take a look at the choices given in the drop-down menu below. If you follow the link below, you will see a version in the "Cools" colorway.
Beads and crystals go in and out of stock and what we can get one week is simply not available the next. We have put together mixes that look similar but are definitely somewhat different from the originals -- we like them and think you will be pleased but do not expect exact duplicates any time.
You can currently get this bracelet very close to how it appears here, by choosing the "Warms" option below. Bear in mind that there are always variations with these bracelets -- each kit is unique unto itself to some degree. The clasp will be somewhat different -- we cannot get the exact ones again.
The kit will include the pattern (unless you already have it -- there is an option to exclude it via the drop-down menu below), a 20 gram container of fire polish beads with a few other beads for contrast, Tapestry Braid thread in a color to compliment the beads, and a silver tone clasp, one we think is also lovely. The one shown here we cannot get any more but we think we have a good alternative that you will also be pleased with.
We did these on size 0 needles (which are not included).
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.
We offer three options. I know some knitters might already have made our other swirling bracelets.
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.
I have no reservations that you'll be very very pleased.