Swarovski crystal was invented by Daniel Swarovski in 1895 in Bohemia. The beads are made from the finest crystal lead glass, cut and ground with such precision that they sparkle as brilliantly as diamonds. They have a weight and style that sets them apart from normal beads.
Swarovski uses only high lead content crystal glass, typically a full 32% of the glass is lead and lead oxide. The presence of the lead increases the index of refraction, bringing it closer to that of diamond. The sparkle comes from light bouncing off internal surfaces in the lead crystal. This is why lead glass beads have an attractive sparkle and heavier weight than cheaper forms of glass.
Swarovski are simply the best crystal beads, that's why I choose to use them in my pieces.
Click here for a crystal colour chart, and here for a pearl colour chart, but please remember that colours may differ slightly from those on your screen. If you want an exact colour match please send me a swatch of material and I will be happy to recommend a particular crystal shade.
You will find many of my ready-made pieces on eBay - please click here to see what I have available today.
If you would rather have something custom made especially for you, please don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
This is very much one of those 'how long is a piece of string' questions. Obviously I would prefer to have as much notice as possible - two months is good - but if you need something in a hurry then email me today and I'll do my very best to help.
Kirameki is a Japanese word meaning glitter, glimmer, sparkle, or twinkle.
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl , Moonstone
July - Ruby
August - Peridot, Sardonyx
September - Sapphire
October - Opal, Tourmaline
November - Yellow Topaz, Citrine
December - Blue Topaz, Turquoise
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports,
she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip
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