The using of Swarovski Crystal Beads for Making Beaded Jewellery
Swarovski crystal beads add a new dimension of sparkle to any jewellery making project. Fun, simple to use and producing spectacular results for very
little cost, these delicate glass crystals are specifically designed to shimmer and catch the light, transforming a simple design into something that
dazzles with chic elegance. A simple multi-stranded necklace can be one of the easiest ways to transform an ordinary outfit into something
spectacular, and you don't need any specialist equipment to do it - just a few, simple basic tools.
Swarovski crystal beads have been a staple in jewellery making for over 100 years and are still as popular today as they were in Edwardian times.
They're ideal for brightening up a tired piece of jewellery by simply restringing an existing necklace and interspersing Swarovski crystals throughout the
pattern. All you will need to do this is your original necklace, a new length of beading thread, a beading needle, a sharp pair of scissors and a new
clasp and jump rings to complete the project. You will also need a pair of flat nosed jeweller's pliers to put the clasp and links onto the ends of the
necklace and of course, a selection of Swarovski crystals. Using a little care (and a tray to catch any beads that fall from the original necklace,
otherwise you could spend an inordinate amount of time on your hands and knees looking for that lost bead!), destring the original piece with care.
Decide how you want to re-create the necklace, incorporating the Swarovski crystals into the design and choosing crystals that correspond in colour
with your original beads. Swarovski crystal beads come in a rainbow of different colours, so there should be a colour to match any necklace.
Thread your beading needle with the new beading thread and tie a knot about four to six inches in and place an â€˜anchor bead' at the end of the new
thread. This will prevent your beads slipping off the end as you place thread them onto the new necklace.