Friday, August 11, 2017

New Swarovski Crystals/Discontinued Style

I found some factory packs of discontinued Swarovski Crystal Bicone style #5301 to share with you!  They're in packs of 36 pieces. These are listed in both the Web Store, and the Etsy Shop, so you can purchase them either place.

The colors are:

Vitrail Medium

Olivine 2xAB

 White Opal AB

Lime AB


*Cricket. Cricket*

So why have I been so quiet lately?  Because of the Bead&Button Show deadline, that's why!

This time of year, I spend a month or more creating new things, and testing them out, scrapping some ideas, and trying again so that I will be able to send in brand new class proposals to teach at Bead&Button the next year!  What did I come up with?

Well, these Glittering Firefly Brooch/Pendants for starters!  I also like to call this project "Working out the Bugs"!  They have been very well received by everyone so far, so I really hope they get picked!


And this necklace whose pendant some of you saw me working on at the end of May/ beginning of June.  It features a natural jewel beetle wing (elytra), and Swarovski Crystal Scarabs.



And, by popular request, I sent in Crystallized Bamboo Knitting Needles!  This is a fun and easy project that most students would finish in a 3 hour class.



Now, it usually takes a while for them to narrow-down the selections, so I'll let you know what they decide on.