Swarovski crystals originated in Austria. They have a certain bright sheen thatt makes them stand out in any piece of jewelry. A combination of different colors, sizes and shapes, with the addition of different coordinating beads highlight the sparkle and fire of the Swarovski crystal.
The use of Swarovski crystals in beaded jewelry, particularly in bracelets, is very easy to do.
I even saw a site that demonstrates how this can be done by kids. The tutorial is in this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Beaded-Jewelry-for-Kids-Out-of-Swarovski-Crystal-Beads. The different patterns would actually tickle the interest of the kids to continue and be proud of themselves once they produce the finished product.
Here are green, yellow bicones and some Rondelles used to create the bracelet.
If you have a limited number of Swarovski crystals that can be used for your bracelet, there really is no problem because on the same site, I saw a tutorial on how to make a very pretty bracelet using only a few of the Swarovski crystals. The tutorial can be seen here: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Bracelets-Out-of-Only-a-Few-Swarovski-Crystal-Beads.
Swarovksi crystals can also be combined with other precious stones. Pearls for example bring out an elegant and classy feel in jewelry specially when combined with Swarovski crystals. If you want to know what I mean, visit the tutorial on this page: http://cooklovecraft.blogspot.com/2012/01/diy-pearl-bracelet.html. The fine details of the bracelet is very beautiful and you can use different colors of the Swarovski crystal.
Here’s a perfect match for 4mm bicones and 10mm pearls
Aside from pearls, you can also make use of glass beads in combination to the Swarovski crystal You will like the tutorial on this link I came across with: http://howdidyoumakethis.com/swarovski-crystal-and-glass-beaded-bracelet/. The peyote stitch was incorporated in beading together this very beautiful beaded bracelet.
You can also use a nice stretchy nylon cord in making those beautiful bracelets with Swarovski crystal such as the one featured on this link: http://www.beads-beading-needs.com/swarovski-crystal-stretch-bracelet.html.
The Swarovski was not used with any other beads in making this fabulous bracelet but it still made the jewelry a one of a kind piece.
Till next time 🙂