Polar Bear Semi-Precious Stone Bracelet

Price: $53.85
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Yay!  We now have all our supplies for this most lovely and unique bracelet back in stock!

Finally! We were able to get in components again for this wonderful bracelet. It is frustrating when particular beads and gems are no longer available at the importers we use and we have to hunt further afield.  However, we are pleased to announce success.

With only a few exceptions, these match the original bracelets in most every regard and will give you the same feel and look.  We are thrilled and delighted to be able to offer them.

So many of you wrote that you were disappointed that these bracelets sold out before you were able to get one --- so here they are again!

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Fun, easy, and very special.

It had long been a plan to put together a kit so that you (the knitter) could knit a chunky bracelet using semi-precious stones. And yet each time we did this in the past we weren't pleased with the result and scrapped it to try again.

This time we have it! And the big difference seems to be a new wire product which we found.

This is an extremely flexible wire -- called Flexrite 49 --- it is actually made up of 49 very thin thin thin strands of steel all together into one wire. Flexrite uses state of the art micro wire technology to produce a wire that is strong, soft, and flexible. The difference is amazing -- it is actually closer to knitting with fiber than with wire. And it has a stretchability that works superbly as a bracelet component -- as well as being far more comfortable than regular wire.

And what beads we found!

There are semi-precious beads and chips in Snowflake Obsidian, Howlite, and Hematine, plus dyed gray Pearls in a lovely tear drop shape and with a faint rainbow finish,  And (the piece de resistance, in my opinion) some 12x18mm Howlite Bears, glorious silhouettes of polar bears to dance across your bracelet and bring a smile to your face.

And some 9mm Fire Polish Crystals in Crystal AB, to capture the light with its beautiful faceted crystal.

We also managed to find some intriguing Hand-Blown Glass pieces in black, white, and crystal in a myriad of shapes ranging from slices to squares to cylinders to triangles -- really special. We will be including a few of these in every kit as well, as wonderful accent pieces.

That is just to name the main pieces; we reserve the right to add more if something else strikes us.  :-)  You will likely have well more beads than you need for making a bracelet so you can pick and choose what appeals. 

The overall look is a great mix of blacks and whites and grays and crystals. 

Each kit contains everything you will need to make the bracelet as you see it here (except the needles -- we used size 0) -- a 30 foot spool of the wire in silver color (silver plated over the steel), enough semi-precious stones to make one bracelet, and the pieces for finishing the ends and adding a clasp.

For finishing we found some clamps that are silver plated -- you will need pliers to squeeze them tight -- and both split rings and split rings to join with lobster clasps. Looks great.  We feel the split rings are safer than the jump rings though the jump rings are easier to use.  We will be including both, more than needed and you can choose for yourself.  

Here are two You Tube videos we found very useful:  How to add a split ring  and how to add a jump ring

We rushed the photo slightly and the clasps aren't on the bracelet there. Our usual clasp is a simple lobster clasp.  Or we might include a magnetic clasp for your piece, to make the getting on-and-off again much easier.  If you have a preference one way or the other, just say the word.  

The bracelet is relatively heavy and definitely a chunky look -- it weighs a bit more than 2 ounces (about 60 grams).

And I love it! We are thrilled to be able to offer it to you.

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 of ours that are made along the same lines -- any of the Crystals and Wire bracelets we have carried in the past have used the same basic design pattern, 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.

We think you will be very pleased.

 

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