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Your Guide to Swarovski Crystal Beads

May 23, 2019

Your Guide to Swarovski Crystal Beads

When you’re looking to create high quality, beautiful jewellery, Swarovski is one of the best brands to turn to. Renowned for its superb design quality and remarkable affordability, the brand’s unique and sparkling crystal range is popular worldwide.

You’ll find a huge amount of choice available in the collection, and its range of sparkling crystal beads are definitely one of its bestsellers. Here, you’ll discover all you need to know about the exquisite Swarovski crystal beads collection.

Finishes and effects

Within the Swarovski crystal beads collection, you’ll find a huge range of different finishes and effects. These different finishes and effects are sometimes listed within the product name, so it helps to have a good understanding of what they mean.

The most common effect names to be aware of include AB, Satin and CAL. Crystals with AB in the name refer to Aurora Borealis, which means they have a unique iridescent, sparkling rainbow effect. Crystals with Satin in the name have a darker, deeper colour with a gentle sheen. Those with CAL in the name contain a foil backing which gives them a mirrored effect. Understanding these different finishes and effects will help you to choose the best crystals for your projects.

Colour options

You’ll find a staggering number of colour options within the Swarovski crystal beads collection. At Bluestreak Crystals, we supply every colour option available on the market thanks to our ties to the Swarovski factory in Austria. If you don’t see the colour you’re interested in, simply contact us and we’ll do our best to source it for you.

If you’re unsure which colours are available, you can find Swarovski colour charts online. The brand launches new colour charts twice a year to reflect its newest products.

Shapes and designs

Along with a huge choice of colour options, you’ll also find a great choice of shapes and designs. The Briolette and faceted rounds crystal beads contain a lot of facets for a unique look. The Briolette beads feature a donut shape, while faceted rounds are unsurprisingly, round. Other shapes and designs in the collection include Xilion, crystal pearls and flatbacks.

The Swarovski crystal beads collection is extensive, ensuring there’s something to suit all projects. The above is some of the main things to know before investing in these beautiful crystals. Not sure which Swarovski crystal beads are right for you? Contact us today and our friendly team will be happy to help you find the right crystal beads to fit your requirements.


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