The Magnetawan flows 175 km from Magnetawan Lake, inside Algonquin Provincial Park, to empty into Georgian Bay. At the end of the 19th century, the river was used to float white pine logs to sawmills downstream. The River has numerous rapids and is very fast. The striated combination of black and ivory in this bead are reminiscent of the fast waters of the Magnetawan River.
The focal bead is etched to render a luxurious matte finish and includes two matte finished black accent beads. The outside dimension of the focal bead measures approximately 20mm with a hole size of approx. 3.25mm. The accent beads are approx. 10mm with a hole of approx. 3.25mm.
**Please note that each bead is individually hand crafted and some slight differences will occur. Sizes and designs may vary slightly. The pictured chain is also not included but is available for purchase here.
The River Collection
Every river I have ever paddled brings forth its own individuality. What is true of each is that it can bring peace, reflection and wonder; from the smallest ripple to a towering wave, or from a meandering stream to a thundering rapid.
Just as each river is unique, so are the rocks that a river runs through, over or under. If you look closely, each rock has it’s own beauty, whether it’s the color, the shape, the sedimentary lines formed by millennium or the lichens that make them their homes.
The beads in this collection bare the names of some of the rivers I grew up calling “home” in Algonquin Park, Canada.