This bracelet has violet purple and black beads on two types of crocheted stringing material. I used a violet pearl cotton and also black beading wire for the crochet. I believe the bead crochet is fairly new to popular beading. I have many afghans, scarves, caps, and slippers in my past and was interested to see its surge in popularity. I believe these fashions stay out of style long enough for me to lose things, for instance my old crochet hooks and my yarn stash. No doubt I will find them once they are no longer a la mode. I had to buy new crochet hooks for this.