Posted By: Bandyboo
Close to perfect, but....December 19, 2014
Pro -- Color is simply beautiful. Shimmers in a hue not too orange-y, and not too rose-y. Smooth as silk coating, as with all Swarovski pearls. The shape is a nice change from a regular round pearl.
Con -- Hole is bigger than the standard pearls, and bigger than shown in photo, making knotting difficult. I used light pink Griffin silk cord # 4 (which matches color perfectly), and had to make 3 knots to keep the pearls from sliding through. That just made the knots look silly, so I ended up using gold beads between the pearls, which had not been my first plan. I've used this shape before, and with sizes 6 or 8 this was not a problem. The 10 was borderline, with only 1 side being too large, but the 12 and 14 mm's both had holes that were too big on both sides for the silk I chose.
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