Monday, February 23, 2009

still with the sparkly...

Needles asked about my online source for Swarovski crystal beads. Please note that I have not yet ordered from here, and cannot comment on their customer service, but they are Canadian, based not far from me, and have a storefront in Toronto, so they don't appear to be fly-by-night. Once I order, I will comment on their service level. However, their prices are astounding and way better than anywhere else I've found.

http://www.crystalbeadshop.com/ is the place. Beads of all sorts - as well as all the findings you need. I may have added a few pendants and other things to my potential order. I'm letting it marinate while I make final decisions...

Note - I wrote the above last week. Then over the weekend I did this: Oh my. (Click to make bigger -really, you should.) The brown and turquoise are the glass beads, the blue and green are the Swarovskis. The glass beads are nice, but the crystals? Oh yeah, baby, it's all about the crystals! I don't think the Crystal Bead Shop order will be marinating for long...
(and yes, the brown and turquoise glass bead bracelet is way too big. And the way these are made, it's not exactly easy to rip back. Crap.)

3 comments:

Needles said...

Oh my, oh my. I stopped at the link for a minute or an hour. I really need to visit there on a day when I don't work.

I used Swarovski crystals on the last of my Brides Bags. Its nice to have a Canadian source that isn't a big chain store.

Thanks for the info.

deirdre said...

You know, I am not a sparkly kind of gal, and yet these crystals and what you are making with them... well, I am sensing a conversion...

KnitTech said...

OMG!!! Now the inner child is screaming to learn to make those.