River Bed Bracelet/ Prehnite

Price: $28.35
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Here is another in our line of bracelets with a very simple and oh-so-lovely look.

Called River Bed Bracelets, they 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.

The one on this page is made with chips of Prehnite -- a light green hue with slight variations of color. Prehnite is also known as cape emerald and looks extremely similar to green tourmalated quartz.

The 8/0 beads used in this original one were silver lined olive though emerald also look great -- your kit will include green beads to be interspersed for a very similar look. Alternatively, if you would prefer gold or silver beads for more drama, just let me know -- we can do that as well.

The thread is a light green tapestry braid #12 from Kreinik .

The single kit will make a piece that is only about 5 1/2" to 8" long -- depending on the gauge and look you like and the clasp.

Larger wrists might simply use extra 8/0 beads (included in the kit) at the beginning and at the end to add length to the piece. It would be a slightly different look but we think it would work and look very fine.

Please note: The original 3-ring sterling silver clasp (as seen in the photo) may not be the one you get in your kit. Each kit will include a silver tone toggle clasp that will look excellent with the piece but not necessarily duplicating the photo here.

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 clasp.

Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern. We offer three options. I know some knitters might already have made similar bracelets or feel competent to knit this without. 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 via email, 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.

It is a very fine looking piece that was a joy to make and quite lovely to wear.