October 18, 2018
If you like to get stuck into creative craft projects, you may want to consider adding Swarovski beads. Popular with bead lovers and jewellery makers, these beads are manufactured to an impeccable standard. Not only are they extra-sparkly, but they’re also highly-durable and the perfect choice for blinging up your projects.
If you’re keen to start using crystal beads, read on, and you’ll discover some great tips and ideas to get you started.
Creating beautiful Swarovski bead jewellery
Swarovski beads can be used in a lot of ways, but jewellery making is by far one of the most popular. Typically, they’re best used to create beautiful bracelets, but with pendant beads, you could also use them to create a stand-out necklace.
One of the easiest pieces of jewellery to make with Swarovski crystal beads is a simple yet beautiful necklace. All you need is a strong piece of ready-made chain, a ring or bail and your favourite Swarovski pendant bead. The bead attaches to the ring or bail, then hangs from the chain and instantly creates a customised piece of jewellery.
A luxurious wedding day hair slide
As well as everyday necklaces and bracelets, you can also use Swarovski beads to create stunning wedding day accessories. For example, you could create a hair slide using craft wire, Swarovski beads and Swarovski pearls.
Tips for using your beads
So, now you have a few ideas on how you can use Swarovski crystal beads, let’s look at a few tips which will help you to create your beautiful designs.
Firstly, you’re going to want to make sure you’re working with the beads in good lighting. You’ll find natural daylight is best as it gives you perfect visibility to see what you’re going. You’ll also want to invest in a beading mat as this will help to ensure you don’t lose any precious beads.
If you plan on using Swarovski beads in a lot of your projects, it could be worth enquiring about our wholesale packs. These are sourced right from the Swarovski factory based in Austria, so you know you’re getting impeccable quality.
The above are just some ideas you can use when working with Swarovski beads. Why not give one of them a try today?
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The official Swarovski Crystal Size Chart can be found below. To download / print a PDF version of this colour chart, please click here.