Although its name suggests otherwise, the Mud River is in fact an extraordinarily beautiful river. Located nearby is one of the few recognized Aquatic Floral Sites in Algonquin Park. One of the most prominent flowers here is the Pickerel Weed, which displays itself with an enchanting purple flower atop a long green stalk. This bead, with its pale plum colored streaks is evocative of the distinctive Pickerel flowers that abound along the Mud River.
The focal bead is etched to render a luxurious matte finish and includes two matte finished striated lavender 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.