These are beautiful, high quality crystal pearls. I love the 6mm size. They're perfect for lots of different projects. I always use the Swarovski pearls because you don't have to worry about chipping or peeling. They last a long time, and the color and quality is the very best. They may cost a dollar or two more, but they're worth every penny. If I'm going to spend several hours (sometimes days) making a piece of jewelry, I want it to last. And I want it to look good for years to come.
I really wanted a night sky themed bracelet to use with moon and star charms, as well as some Swarovski bicones, with TOHO 8/0 Cosmos beads making up the base. I do a lot of astronomy themed jewelry (aurora borealis, nebulae, night sky, pieces based on Hubble images, etc.), and I'm pleased with how this turned out.
I do have one tip: Due to the reflective nature and high shine of these pearls, it can sometimes be difficult to tell what the actual color is from one photo. When you're looking at buying a specific color of Swarovski pearl, it's best to do an image search (most search engines have this option) for that color of pearl. So, for example, I would go to Google, type in something like "Swarovski pearl platinum", click search, click on "Images" below the search bar, and look at several images of the actual pearls. This will give you a better idea of the color you'll get because there are so many pictures in different lighting environments.
Beautiful and First Quality
Beautiful shade of Platinum! So pretty with Crystal and Crystal t rounds or bicones. Nice for making jewelry for a wedding also.
Such a soft, pretty color.
Elegant Necklace & Bracelet
"Paired with silver shade swarovski beads for elegant look"