I wrote the other day about a bead show I attended with family. One thing I bought that I didn’t show in that blog post was a strand of rough chrysoprase slabs in a bargain bin at the Dakota Stones booth. I knew my dad would like them, and I could help him figure out how to use them. I suggested an easy knotted bracelet on waxed linen. He had the perfect green patina metal clasp.
I love the variety of colors, shapes and textures in these beads. It’s easy to make these inexpensive beads look dramatic. It’s a statement bracelet!
It looks different depending on which side of each stone is showing. There are still a few slabs left from this strand, and I also have some chrysoprase slabs. I might see a collar necklace in my future!