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Swarovski Chatons: Individual vs. Bandings

January 21, 2020

Swarovski Chatons: Individual vs. Bandings

Swarovski Chatons are one of our most popular loose stone collections. Enabling you to create a wide range of sparkling projects, these beautiful crystals come in a huge choice of colours and sizes.

You’ll find you can either invest in individual Swarovski Chatons, or you can purchase the bandings. The question is, which one is better for your projects? Below, you’ll discover the differences between the individual Chatons and bandings, and what they are best used for.

What are individual Chatons?

Individual Chatons are loose crystals with a foil backing. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. The pointed back Chatons, for example, are extremely popular. They can be used in jewellery designs, or to enhance home décor and clothing.

If you do plan on using the Chatons to create beautiful jewellery designs, you may benefit from the Swarovski Chatons and Rose Montees. These are basically Swarovski Chatons that have already been secured into settings.

What are Chaton bandings?

Swarovski Chaton bandings are rows of Chatons that are stuck together in sheet formation. You’ll need to cut them according to how many you need. They're ideal for people looking to create motifs and unique designs.

The Chaton bandings are available in numerous different rows, colours and sizes. They're especially well suited to large area applications.

Which one is right for you?

So, now you know the difference between the two, the question is – which one is better for your projects? The bandings typically suit projects where a large number of crystals will be needed. They speed up the time it takes to embellish larger items.

The individual Swarovski Chatons are better suited to those working on more intricate projects. If you’re focusing on jewellery-making for example, the individual Chatons would be best, whereas for clothing embellishments, the Chaton bandings are ideal.

Stock up with our wholesale packs

Whichever type of Swarovski Chatons you’re purchasing, you could benefit from our wholesale packs. Each Chaton product within our collection can be purchased in wholesale as well as single packs. There are no minimum order requirements, and they’re great for stocking up on the crystals you need.

Spend over £100 in our store each month? Our trade account can help you to make more significant savings. Fill out an application today, or contact our team to learn more.

The Swarovski Chaton collection is one of our most popular, and it isn’t hard to see why. With lots of beautiful colours to choose from and plenty of design flexibility, these great-value Chatons are ideal for a wide range of projects.


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Bluestreak Crystals® Crystal Size Chart & Guide

The Bluestreak Crystals Size Chart can be found below. To download / print a PDF version of this colour chart, please click here.

Swarovski crystals and beads size chart and guide