I talked about the beauty of the semi-precious stones I use enthusiastically for bead embroidery,
about the precisity and wide colour range of the Japanese seed beads,
and about the fascinating history of the Czech glass factories manufacturing beads (and prosthetic eyes BTW).
Once I also got a question about the components I don’t like to incorporate in my designs, even if they are widely used in beadwork. And dear bead loving friend, I have a confession to make. I told the journalist, that I don’t like to use Swarovski Elements crystal stones…
I had my special reason to say so.
But Swarovski crystals refused to talk or cooperate.
They were beautiful (even too beautiful) but silent and empty for me.
They felt like “plastic surgery” in the comparison of the natural beauty of the other beads
I had in the dozens of boxes, bags and organizers.
Now I know I was wrong. The stories are not in the beads, but in the people they string them and wear them.
Over the years I not only got used to them, but developed a quiete strong affection.
Tutorials with 27 and 35 mm round stones Swarovski
Jewelry with 27 and 35 mm round stones Swarovski
It’s seems I’m definitely not alone with my love for big necklaces. Here are some examples for finished jewelry from fellow designers and me with 1201 round stones Swarovski.
Have you ever tried working with 27 or 35 mm round stones Swarovski?
Show us your creation and post the link in a comment!