But these! These make me swoon!I found this pattern in a magazine, and fell in love immediately. The pattern uses Swarovski crystals, but the one I'm making is a test piece using less expensive glass beads. It still looks pretty good, I think. But then, look at these: these are the Swarovskis. As nice as the glass beads are, I really think the crystals will be amazing. And yes, I've already found an online source for bulk crystals - way cheaper than what I pay in a store.
You can see the difference in the glass and crystals - the crystals have a much more defined facet and definitely sparkle more.
Just what I needed - another distraction... but I gotta say, this is FUN!