I Love Crystals

Me at the Swarovski Crystal Store In Vienna, Austria.

I Love crystals: Looking at them,  stringing them, beading with them, designing for them and wearing them.  During the summer, I troll the Streets of Philadelphia in search of house sales with troves of beads for sale.  While I have snapped up caches of old jewelry made of old Swarovskis and other glimmering crystals for a song,   I am not above buying new crystals because  Swarovski is constantly coming out with new styles and colors. 

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I have project article in the January/February 2008 issue of Step by Step Beads called “Tokyo Rows.”  It’s a bracelet made from the traditional Japanese flower motif using seed beads and crystals.  Check it out.

Here are some of my favorite crystal beading web sites:

Swarovski Create Your Style

Suzuranart

Beading Bees

To see a crystal slideshow, press Here

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