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Swarovski Nail Art Designed to Impress - 22nd June 2017

Beauty trends are always changing. Back in the 50s, it was all about red lips, tiny waists and silky curls. The 80s brought blue eyeshadow, hot pink blusher and perms, while the early 2000s were defined by poker straight, highlighted locks and velour leisurewear.  The fantastic thing about living in 2017 is that almost every style of beauty look is championed by the fashion mags. Nail art is just one trend that’s begun to be embraced widely.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Gift Ideas for Young Cr afters - 22nd June 2017

Anyone who’s ever taken up knitting, embroidery, origami or jewellery-making will tell you that crafting is a fantastic hobby. Working with your hands and concentrating on something creative is a great way of relaxing at the weekend or after a hard day at work. It’s also a brilliant way of creating affordable gifts for your friends and family when Christmas or birthdays roll around.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Accessorise your Accessories with Swarovski Crystals! - 22nd June 2017

At Bluestreak Crystals, we love bedazzling accessories, and with Swarovski flatback crystals, you can easily personalise your possessions in a few simple steps. We sell our loose crystals in small packs as well as wholesale, for your accessorising pleasure!  Please click here to read the entire article.

Jewellery Ideas with Swarovski Pearls - 21st June 2017

There are 101 reasons to start making your own jewellery. You might have a big event coming up that requires some bling (but affordable) accessories. You might want to make some extra money by selling your work online or at a craft market. Or perhaps you’re just seeking a fun hobby that will let you switch off after a long day at work.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Creative Ideas for Swarovski Beads - 21st June 2017

Swarovski beads make a great present, and you can put your creativity to work by using our large collection of Swarovski beads to make something a little bit different and personal. One of our most popular choices is of course a charm bracelet. Maybe you or a loved one has an existing charm bracelet that you want to add to – check out our collection of beautiful Swarovski crystal bicones, pearl beads, and spacers to add to your charm bracelet, as well as dangling charms themselves.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Crystal Pixie Nails for Weekend Glam - 21st June 2017

Crystal Pixie is Swarovski’s latest nail art crystals range, and it’s truly gorgeous. So, what exactly is it? Well, there are two kinds: Crystal Pixie Edge which is a mix of tiny diamond-shaped crystals; and Crystal Pixie Petite which is a mix of round and tiny cut crystals. Both of them come in beautifully shaped, majestic bottles.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Crafting with Swarovski Crystals - 18th June 2017

Not all of us were born with a gift for crafting – especially when it comes to techniques as complex as crochet, re-upholstery or origami. But the truth is, crafting doesn’t have to be complicated, highly skilled, and reliant on the use of expensive equipment. It just requires some careful planning, a few sensible shortcuts, and easy-to-use materials that give a fantastic finish.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Bedazzle Your Dad this Father's Day with Swarovski Crystals - 16th June 2017

Have you remembered that it’s Father’s Day this Sunday? Fear not, there’s still time to get something sorted before the weekend. And before you go checking out your local hardware store for something practical and manly, have you considered something from our Swarovski range? No, we’re not crazy, and we’re not suggesting some sparkly Swarovski pearls for your dad’s earlobes (although that’s cool too!). There are plenty of ways to bedazzle your dad that are practical, and will be appreciated.  Please click here to read the entire article.

DIY Charm Bracelets for Summer Charm  - 12th June 2017

Fun, flirty, and definitely summery, charm bracelets are a great (and simple) way to accessorise an outfit. With our large collection of sparkly charms – including our stunning Swarovski charms - you can personalise your summer charm bracelet so it’s unique and special to you.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Jazz Up Your Jeans with Swarovski Crystals! - 11th June 2017

If there’s one item of clothing that can be found in everyone’s wardrobe it’s a good old pair of jeans. Whether they’re acid wash, boot cut, super skinny, or artfully ripped at the knees, jeans are a necessary fashion staple that can be styled up or down depending on the event.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Our Favourite Swarovski Crystal Element Products - 29th May 2017

Swarovski are famous across the world for their gorgeous crystals and additions to stunning dresses and jewellery. Swarovski crystal elements are a great for a variety of things; which we’ll talk about in this article. Our team at Bluestreak Crystals are an accredited provider of Swarovski crystals and can source direct from them.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Could Your Mobile Phone Do With A Swarovski Facelift - 25th May 2017

So you’re bored with your usual phone cover, and the unoriginal designs you find online and in phone shops. You want something different, unique, and personal to you. Why not give your phone a facelift with some dazzling Swarovski crystals, which you can personally pick out from our online store? You can give your dull phone cover that extra sparkle that it needs, or start from scratch with a plain cover and fill it completely from top to bottom, for eye-catching bling!  Please click here to read the entire article.

How To Make Your DIY Wedding Dress Look Haute Cout ure - 24th May 2017

The Bluestreak Swarovski range is one of the largest available online in the UK, and offers a huge variety of options when it comes to the design of your wedding dress. For ultimate ease, there are our Hotfix crystals, which come with a flat back and a heat-activated adhesive. All you have to do to attach these to your gown is apply heat with an iron (on a no-steam setting), or a special Hotfix applicator, which you can order through our online store. These gorgeous flatback crystals come in a range of wedding-appropriate colours, including Ivory Cream and White Opal.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Flat Backs Wholesale - 22nd May 2017

Wholesale quantities of crystals can help to keep your shop in supply throughout the year. Our team here at Bluestreak Crystals have a wide range of Swarovski flat backs available in wholesale quantities.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Flat Back Crystals for the Festival Season! - 18 May 2017

Brighten up your festival vibe with some stunning Swarovski crystals this summer. While your outfit may be channeling a grungy, vintage style with retro threads and a 60s handbag, why not mix it up with dazzling, colourful nails that will last all weekend?  Please click here to read the entire article.

From Flatback Crystals to Fashion Summits: How Swarovski is Setting a Sustainable Example - 17 May 2017

Swarovski started life as a company back in the 1890s. The ethos that founder Daniel Swarovski was driven by was "a diamond for everyone" – and today, that spirit of inclusion and affordability lives on.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Crystal Pixies - 15th May 2017

Turn your nails into sparkling pieces of art and custom every digit with our Swarovski crystal pixies. Please click here to read the entire article.

Where To Use Your Swarovski Nail Crystals - 8th May 2017

Nail and body art crystals are perfect for the incoming festival season and will help to make your nails and body shimmer with an array of colours. Please click here to read the entire article.

Why You Need Swarovski Rhinestone Crystals In Your Set-Up - 1st May 2017

Rhinestone crystals take their name from the River Rhine that runs through Germany’s city Cologne as well as five different countries. Swarovski rhinestone crystals from our team at Bluestreak Crystals are a perfect accessory for your jewellery or clothing designs.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Five Reasons To Try Out Our Swarovski Nail And Body Art Crystals - 24th April 2017

Topping off your outfit with our nail and body art can make you stand out from the crowd. At Bluestreak Crystals, we have a wide range of Swarovski nail and body art crystals that are perfect for festivals and parties. Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Hotfix - 17th April 2017

Swarovski crystals make for a perfect statement piece on home-made jewellery or clothing. At Bluestreak Crystals, we have a wide range of Swarovski hotfix crystals for you to purchase in bulk or in smaller quantities. Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Rhinestones - 10th April 2017

Applying crystals to a design can be the crowning feature for your piece. You can easily attach Swarovski crystals and select from a wide range of colours. At Bluestreak Crystals, we have a wide range of Swarovski rhinestones for all your designing needs.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Villeroy & Boch Bathtub Soaked in Swarovski Crystals - 9th April 2017

German interiors and ceramics company Villeroy & Boch has taken bathroom opulence to a whole new level with the creation of a bath studded with Swarovski crystals.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Cupchains - 3rd April 2017

The wealth of options available to you when you’re creating something new with crystals is endless, and the breadth of colours is enough to make sure you never run out of ideas. At Bluestreak Crystals, we have a huge range of Swarovski Cupchains ready to be used on clothing or jewellery.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Where To Buy Swarovski Crystals - 27th March 2017

The pinnacle of fashion and jewellery, crystals are an important and bedazzling statement to any piece. The best quality and well-known crystals available on the market are Swarovski, but you’re probably wondering where to buy Swarovski crystals in the UK? Please click here to read the entire article.

Claypaky shines at Swarovski Crystal Worlds’ Festival of Light - 22 March 2 017

World renowned lighting designer Björn Hermann employed 60 Claypaky Mythos 2 and 20 Claypaky Supersharpy 2 to deliver two titanic light sculptures as part of global crystal producer Swarovski’s Festival of Light, hosted at their seven-hectare fantasy park Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) in Wattens, Austria.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Fancy Stones - 20th March 2017 

The prize piece of any designs and costumes should be a stand out crystal. Our huge range of Swarovski fancy stones at Bluestreak Crystals are available to order straight to your door. As a verified Swarovski dealer.  Please click here to read the entire article

Swarovski Project Polunin - 15 March 2017

Swarovski’s output is as diverse as it is extensive, from collaborating with contemporary fashion labels like Sadie Williams and Faustine Steinmetz to tapping make-up artists such as the ingenious Isamaya Ffrench, the sparkling house has lent its glitz appeal to a host of unique and exciting projects – the new Beauty and the Beast, starring ex-Wonderland cover girl Emma Watson, amongst them – but its attention currently is on the stage at London’s Sadler’s Wells.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Rhinestones - 13th March 2017

Rhinestones were originally given their name for the rock crystals found at the bottom of the river Rhine that runs through six countries including Germany and France. The term has developed into a catch-all term for beautiful glass crystals. These are principally Swarovski’s rhinestones made in Austria. Our store at Bluestreak Crystals is jammed full of rhinestone crystals to choose from.  Please click here to read the entire article

ADELE Has Been Taking Stages By Storm in a Dress That Matches Her Impressive Voice - 7 MARCH 2017

Adele has been taking stages by storm in a dress that matches her impressive voice - a custom made designer ball gown. The dress' designer Zuhair Murad told Billboard that the intricate designer features 10,000 Swarovski crystals and took more than 500 hours to make.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Skull Beads - 6th March 2017

Charm bracelets and necklaces always need a feature piece to top them off. At Bluestreak Crystals, we have two sizes of quality Swarovski skull bead, which look exceptional on jewellery and are available in many colours for the ultimate customisation. Please click here to read the entire article.

Nike Actually Released A £300 Air Max 97 Made Of Swarovski Crystals - 3rd March 2017

And nobody saw it coming.In celebration of the sportswear giant’s upcoming Air Max Day, they’ve released their iconic Air Max 97 running model with an upper sporting Swarovski crystal detailing.  Please click here to read the entire article .

Swarovski Brings Crystal Enchantment to Disney's Beauty and the Best - 2nd March 2017

Celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told, Disney's Beauty and the Beast will hold its World Premiere in Los Angeles on March 2, in association with Swarovski. Beauty and the Beast (in cinemas March 17) is set to be a stunning cinematic event sparkling with thousands of Swarovski crystals, and this empowering new adaptation has inspired a bold and beautiful new jewelry line by Atelier Swarovski.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Crystallized Swarovski Elements - 27th February 2017

Knowing where to look to find genuine crystallised Swarovski elements for purchase online is a near impossible task. Most of the time you are gambling that the product you’re buying is not a fake good. However, at Bluestreak CrystalsPlease click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski To Tout Craft, Sustainability During Hollywood’s Biggest Night - 23rd February 2017

For the last 10 years, Swarovski has been involved in the stage design for the annual Academy Awards, a relationship that has seen the brand provide more than 1 million crystals to create stage decor. Rather than speaking to Swarovski’s 85-year-old role in Hollywood as a costume and set design collaborator (see story), this year, the crystal-maker has chosen to spotlight its ethical jewelry pra ctices.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Paris Hilton's Dress Literally Costs More Than A House - 21st February 2017

Paris Hilton does it all. She's the boss (and namesake) for about 19 different eponymous product lines, is mom to upwards of 35 dogs (whose names include Peter Pan, Mugsy, and Harajuku Bitch; RIP, Tinkerbell), and is still walking the runways of NYFW like she was in the early aughts. And so it'd go, then, that the mogul wear something that reflects her knack for doing a million things at once.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Celebrates Its 10th Year Illuminating The Oscars® Stage With Over 300,000 Crystals - 21st February 2017

This year Swarovski celebrates its 10th year adding glamour to the Oscars ® stage. Since 2007, Swarovski has provided over a million Swarovski crystals to the stage at the annual Academy Awards, ® with this year promising to be the most spectacular to date. Collaborating with Oscars Production Designer Derek McLane the 89 th Oscars stage will feature over 300,000 dazzling crystals.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Crystal Pearls  - 20th February 2017

Creating beautiful clothing and accessories can be done in a wide range of ways, and experimenting with Swarovski crystal pearls can mean a stunning finish to your work. From handbags and necklaces to crowning a collar of a shirt, our wide range of pearls at Bluestreak Crystals are perfect.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Nearly 3 Million Swarovski Crystals Hit The Runway During New York Fashion Week  - 15th February 2017

Swarovski Collective designers Creatures of the Wind, Tome and Rosie Assoulin showcased stunning Fall/Winter 2017 collections featuring over one million Swarovski crystals this New York Fashion Week.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Wholesale Swarovski Crystals - 13th February 2017

Are you a business looking to supply your customers with the best wholesale Swarovski crystals on the market? Or perhaps you’re searching for a new product to sell in your shop? At Bluestreak Crystals, we are an authorised Swarovski dealer and can provide you with the latest crystals direct from. Please click here to read the entire article.

Bluestreak Crystals Authorised Swarovski Retailer for UK - 6th February 2017

If you’re after a last-minute gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, then see how Bluestreak Crystals, one of the UK’s leading dealers of Swarovski Crystals, can help. While finding the perfect gift can be a long, drawn-out process, gifting something for your partner this year is easy with. Please click here to read the entire article.

Swarovski Crystal Gems & Charms - 30th January 2017

If you’re looking for a leading UK supplier of genuine Swarovski crystals, then call upon Bluestreak Crystals to give you the best quality and range on the market. Our website stocks all the very latest Swarovski crystals in a variety of styles.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Broadway's Denée Benton Helps Raise The Swarovski Star To The Top Of The World Famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree- 16th November 2016

For the 13 th consecutive year, the Swarovski Star soars to the top of the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, with the help of Broadway's own rising star, Denée Benton. First created for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in 2004, the Swarovski Star is comprised of 25,000 sparkling crystals, with one million facets, measuring 9 ½ feet in diameter and 1 ½ feet deep.  Please click here to read the entire article.

Karlie Kloss Shines As Swarovski's New Brand Ambassador - 24th May 2016

Swarovski, synonymous with brilliance and glamour, has selected Karlie Kloss to embody its signature sparkle throughout the world. Creative Director Nathalie Colin commented: "We are so excited to have Karlie as our new brand ambassador. Besides her amazing beauty, she stands for modernity, freshness, self-confidence, elegance and spontaneity. Everything that we convey through our collections."  Please click here to read the entire article.

The rocking horse worth £98,400 comes complete with 82,000 Swarovski crystals - 9th October 2016

A rocking horse embellished in 82,000 Swarovski crystals is set to go on the market for £98,400 - the same price as a new Aston Martin sports car. As the festive season approaches, people may be looking for unique and extravagant gifts and potential buyers are being invited to 'put in their bids' for the item, which will be on sale in time for Christmas. Dubbed 'Crystal', the luxury toy is set to become the most expensive item of its kind in the world. Please click here to read the entire article

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Swarovski Beads & Crystals Size Guide

This page contains twp size guides to help you choose the right size for your Swarovski Beads and Crystals. The first size guide ha a visual representation, the second includes measurements in mm and inches.

Swarovski beads and crystals size chart


Swarovski Size Classification

PP=Pearl Plate (usually used for smaller stones)
SS=Stone Size (mostly used for medium-large stones)

Size in mm

Size in inches

PP 1 / SS 000

0.80–0.90 mm

0.032–0.035 in.

PP 2 / SS 00

0.90–1.00 mm

0.035–0.039 in.

PP 3 / SS 0

1.00–1.10 mm

0.039–0.043 in.

PP 4 / SS 1

1.10–1.20 mm

0.043–0.047 in.

PP 5 / SS 2

1.20–1.30 mm

0.047–0.051 in.

PP 6 / SS 2

1.30–1.35 mm

0.051–0.053 in.

PP 7 / SS 3

1.35–1.40 mm

0.053–0.055 in.

PP 8 / SS 3

1.40–1.50 mm

0.055–0.059 in.

PP 9 / SS 4

1.50–1.60 mm

0.059–0.063 in.

PP 10 / SS 4

1.60–1.70 mm

0.063–0.067 in.

PP 11 / SS 5

1.70–1.80 mm

0.067–0.071 in.

PP 12 / SS 5

1.80–1.90 mm

0.071–0.075 in.

PP 13 / SS 6

1.90–2.00 mm

0.075–0.079 in.

PP 14 / SS 6

2.00–2.10 mm

0.079–0.083 in.

PP 15 / SS 7

2.10–2.20 mm

0.083–0.087 in.

PP 16 / SS 7

2.20–2.30 mm

0.087–0.091 in.

PP 17 / SS 8

2.30–2.40 mm

0.091–0.095 in.

PP 18 / SS 8

2.40–2.50 mm

0.095–0.098 in.

PP 19 / SS 9

2.50–2.60 mm

0.098–0.10 in.

PP 20 / SS 9

2.60–2.70 mm

0.10–0.106 in.

PP 21 / SS 10

2.70–2.80 mm

0.106–0.11 in.

PP 22 / SS 10

2.80–2.90 mm

0.11 in.

PP 23 / SS 11

2.90–3.00 mm

0.11–0.12 in.

PP 24 / SS 12

3.00–3.20 mm

0.12–0.13 in.

PP 25 / SS 13

3.20–3.30 mm

0.13 in.

PP 26 / SS 13

3.30–3.40 mm

0.133 in.

PP 27 / SS 14

3.40–3.50 mm

0.133–0.14 in.

PP 28 / SS 14

3.50–3.60 mm

0.14 in.

PP 29 / SS 15

3.60–3.70 mm

0.14–0.15 in.

PP 30 / SS 1

3.70–3.80 mm

0.15 in.

PP 31 / SS 16

3.80–4.00 mm

0.15–0.16 in.

PP 32 / SS 17

4.00–4.10 mm

0.16 in.

PP 33 / SS 17

4.10–4.20 mm

0.16–0.17 in.

SS 18

4.20–4.40 mm

0.17 in.

SS 19

4.40–4.60 mm

0.17–0.18 in.

SS 20

4.60–4.80 mm

0.18–0.19 in.

SS 21

4.80–4.90 mm

0.19 in.

SS 22

4.90–5.10 mm

0.19–0.20 in.

SS 23

5.10–5.27 mm

0.20–0.21 in.

SS 24

5.27–5.44 mm

0.21 in.

SS 25

5.44–5.61 mm

0.21–0.22 in.

SS 26

5.61–5.78 mm

0.22–0.23 in.

SS 27

5.78–5.96 mm

0.23 in.

SS 28

5.96–6.14 mm

0.23–0.24 in.

SS 29

6.14–6.32 mm

0.24–0.25 in.

SS 30

6.32–6.50 mm

0.25–0.26 in.

SS 31

6.50–6.68 mm

0.26 in.

SS 32

6.68–6.87 mm

0.26–0.27 in.

SS 33

6.87–7.07 mm

0.27–0.28 in.

SS 34

7.07–7.27 mm

0.28–0.29 in.

SS 35

7.27–7.48 mm

0.29–0.30 in.

SS 36

7.48–7.70 mm

0.30 in.

SS 37

7.70–7.93 mm

0.30–0.31 in.

SS 38

7.93–8.16 mm

0.31–0.32 in.

SS 39

8.16–8.41 mm

0.32–0.33 in.

SS 40

8.41–8.67 mm

0.33–0.34 in.

SS 41

8.67–8.95 mm

0.34–0.35 in.

SS 42

8.95–9.23 mm

0.35–0.36 in.

SS 43

9.23–9.53 mm

0.36–0.38 in.

SS 44

9.53–9.85 mm

0.38–0.39 in.

SS 45

9.85–10.19 mm

0.39–0.40 in.

SS 46

10.19–10.54 mm

0.40–0.41 in.

SS 47

10.54–10.91 mm

0.41–0.43 in.

SS 48

10.91–11.30 mm

0.43–0.45 in.

SS 49

11.30–11.72 mm

0.45–0.46 in.

SS 50

11.72–11.97 mm

0.46–0.47 in.

SS 55

12.97–13.22 mm

0.51–0.52 in.

SS 60

14.22–14.47 mm

0.56–0.57 in.

SS 65

15.47–15.72 mm

0.57–0.62 in.

SS 70

16.72–16.97 mm

0.66–0.67 in.

SS 75

17.97–18.22 mm

0.71–0.72 in.

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