Here is another one of our River Bed line of bracelets with a very simple and oh-so-lovely look, in another new color combination.
We had had a bit of trouble for a while finding the high quality stone chips that are required but we so glad to be able to get them again and so will be adding more new and old colorways on the website.
Each of these uses 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.
The one on this page is made with chips of Natural Agate -- a wonderful amber colored bead, with great variations of orange hues -- from rich and deep to soft and light.
The 8/0 beads in the bracelet shown here are a deep rich golden in tone (silver lined dark topaz or dark amber or the like), and the whole knitted using a gold thread in Tapestry Braid #12 from Kreinik. The agates are the main performers on this stage and their multiplicity of hues is what adds marvelous depth to the piece.
The single kit will make a piece that is only about 5 1/2" to 7" long. Enough beads will be included for a larger size.
The clasp might be different but will be a gold tone toggle for sure.
The photo here shows a prototype created by Theresa Barry for us here. She used a lovely gold tone toggle clasp.
Your clasp might be different, but it will be chosen to work beautifully with the stones and beads of your piece.
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).
It is a very fine looking piece that was a joy to make and quite lovely to wear.