Sunday, December 23, 2012

Have Yourself a Sparkly Swarovski Christmas from Catju Designs

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Swarovski crystal, also know as Austrian crystal, is bar none, the finest quality crystal made today.  Their beads are cut and then faceted allowing light to reflect off the facets and create brilliant color.  When coatings are added to the crystals, sparkle is added and the brilliance of the crystals is unsurpassed.
Light Sapphire Pendular Lochrose and Copper Earrings

Swarovski crystal beads, pendants, rhinestones and pearls can be purchased in a variety of shapes and over 100 colors, 70 different shapes and a multitude of effects.  A few times a year Swarovski comes out with new colors and shapes that continue to amaze me, like the crystal luminous green color below.  Swarovski crystals have been around for over 100 years, and vintage items, including jewelry and beads can still be found in good shape.


Crystal Luminous Green Galactic Pendant Swarovski crystal and copper earrings

I spent some time this weekend putting together earrings made out of Swarovski crystal pendants and beads.  They are all so beautiful that I want to keep them all as Christmas presents for myself!


Another new Swarovski color, called Crystal Blue Shade, in a teardrop shape with German Silver hook ear wires





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