Crystal Beads On-line
Gotta love the glitter!
There is nothing more beautiful than the glitter of a piece of jewelry made from a crystal bead. Swarovski crystal beads are expecially beautiful. They have been expertly cut and polished to refract the light from every angle. Of course there are other crystal beads out there that beautifully refact the light but I still say there is nothing like a Swarovski crystal.
Last week I began looking around to see what craft I could get back into. As I looked around on the internet I began to get more and more interested in going back into jewelry making. Once I decided I wanted to go in that direction I need to choose what type of jewely and what medium I wanted to use. I've always loved the glow of the crystal and decided quickly that this was going to be the base choice. Looking further at the market I decided that the type would be bracelets. I have always been a sucker for a pretty bracelet myself.
Now all I had to do is find out where to get my supplies. I have visited more websites than you would believe to find the best. What I mean by that is the most reliable and of course, price is a factor. I found a slew of websites offering the type of beads i was lookin for. Now alll I had to do is start narrowing the list down to a managable few. Well, believe it or not I have done just that. That managable list is what I am going to give to you.
My top picks
Fire Mountain Gems
They have the most diversified selection of Swarovski crystals. Their shipping is fast, their salepeople are beyond helpful and there is no problem too big or small for them to handle. Besides, they offer free patterns for their customers. They carry so many types and sizes of crystals that I won't even try too list them Visit them on the internet, you won't be sorry. They also have a great catalog.
This website also has a great selection. They carry Swarovski crystals in bicone, round, round rondells, helix, twist, briolette, and flatbacks. They offer a variety of sizes and colors and have a great staff and shipping policy. They are a pleasure to do business with.
Also a good website to visit. They carry a good selection in both color and size. They are slao a pleasure to do business with.
Great selection of color and size. Good staff, fast shipping.
I have done business with this company for years. They have a good selection in color and size and are quick to get your supplies to you.
This website is well worth the visit. They have some of the most beautiful beads out there. It may take a little longer to get your beads, only because of the distance, but they are well worth the wait.
Amazon and ebay
What would a list of online shopping be without Amazon and ebay? These two spots carry a very nice selection of crystal beads and many times are more economical.
All of the websites I have mentioned also carry a great selection of jewelry findings. As a matter of fact, you could call each one of them a one-stop-shop for jewelry making.
Swarovski crystal beads
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