River Bed Bracelets are made from high quality stone chips of semi-precious stones with size 8/0 beads interspersed.
The result reminds me of the intriguing bed of a stream or river, with the many shapes and forms and varying colors formed as the water rushes over.
Here we offer a new set of stones for our River Bed line of bracelets, Fluorite Chips of varying jade greens (light and dark), interspered with purples (light and dark).
A bit of data on this stone:
Fluorite, also known as Fluorspar, is noted for its incredible shades of purples, blues, greens, yellows and whites. The deep purples of Fluorite can be as vibrant as that of Amethyst.
This stone offers a translucent glassy appearance in pretty pastels, primarily purple, clear, green and sometimes yellow. Fluorite exhibits a fluorescence in ultraviolet light.
And for those interested in the metaphysical aspects of semi-precious stones that you might wear:
Fluorite heightens mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization and processing of information, and can bring mental clarity and stability to an otherwise chaotic situation. Fluorite absorbs negative energies from the environment and is effective at Auric and Chakra cleansing. Fluorite can also shield the user from psychic manipulation.
And speaking very simply, what a lovely look!
These are high quality stone chips of semi-precious stones with size 8/0 beads interspersed -- this kit will include the Toho June Bug colors, a rich deep green with varying depths of hue.
The whole will be knitted using a silver thread in Tapestry Braid #12 from Kreinik. The Fluorite Chips are the main pieces that come together beautifully with their varying tones.
The original bracelet you see on the top photo of this page is shown so you get an idea of the overall look. The inset photo shows what will be in this kit as does the second photo on this page.
The bracelet you see was made to be about 7" long. Enough beads will be included for a larger size.
The clasp will be a silvertone toggle clasp.
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 stone chips, and the 8/0 beads, the spool of thread and a clasp (see above).