My "Go-To" Bead When I Need Brilliant Color, Sparkle, & Quality
I love these 4mm round Swarovski beads--I find so many uses for them. From trees of life, to earrings, to Anglican prayer beads, to leather wraps, to looming. Attached are two photos of a custom ordered Birthstone Tree of Life. As the grandkids had birthstones like ruby, diamond, emerald, garnet, amethyst, and turquoise, I suggested using Swarovski beads instead of actual gemstones. Both for economical reasons, and the difficulty of sourcing reasonably uniform gemstones from several vendors (tried that in the past!). The customer trusted me. As there were six grandkids, I did six main branches of each birthstone and then did a mix of all of the birthstones for the center branches. The customer said her step-mother cried with joy when she opened her gift--and wears it often. I used the 4mm Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round beads in aquamarine, blue zircon, siam (for garnet), amethyst, emerald, and scarlet (for ruby). I highly recommend this size Swarovski beads for your trees of life, earrings, and other creations. They have never failed me.
This perfect size bead fit the bill when I need color in my earrings and they are also a friend's/family birthstone color, which adds to the pleasure of working with them. They are small enough for my use without taking away from the focal point.
4 mm Swarovski Aquamarine bead
Who doesn't love Swarovski's? This Aquamarine is a light blue and sparkles so beautifully. I find the lighter color Swarovski beads seem to be more sparkly. I will use this in a Family Tree of Life pendant.
4 mm Round Swarovski aquamarine crystals
I used these beads combined with charms and sterling beads and other Swarovski crystals to create a memory bracelet from my vacation to the northeast this summer. I am never disappointed in Artbead products and always seem to find things I can't live without. Thank you Artbeads!