Linda created this sweet bracelet for a young girl . She used sodalite chips which resemble lapis lazuli but without the gold flecks. She contrasted the royal blue colour of the gemstone with pale blue AB (aurora borealis) glass beads. Linda wisely kept the use of the chips to a minimum in keeping with the daintiness of this bracelet. A toggle clasp may be tricky for some, especially younger wearers and the bracelet could fall off if it is not done up correctly. So a regular trigger clasp was used instead.

Sodalite was first discovered in Greenland in 1806 but became popular only after a large deposit was found in Ontario, Canada in 1891. What gives sodalite character is the whitish mottling and veining. This is the perfect gemstone to team with denim outfits.

Beader Design #119
The Beading Gem's Journal
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