Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

Design, Create, And Wear Swarovski Crystal Bangles

by Roberta Vasquez

A bangle bracelet is a rigid, ring-shaped bracelet usually made without a clasp so as to slip over the hand, but sometimes having a hinged opening and a clasp. Swarovski bangles are bracelets made with many of their own distinctive crystal shapes and beads incorporated into a bangle design. These unique Swarovski crystal shapes and beads can be purchased at jewelry supply companies so that you can design and create your own bangle bracelets. Here are some of the options that you can have when wearing Swarovski bangles and designing and creating your own Swarovski crystal bangles:  

Swarovski Bangles:  Swarovski uses many of their distinctive crystal bead shapes to create unique bangles that are slim and delicate and/or large and chunky. The bangles are made with silver-plated and gold-plated metals or thick polyester and polyurethane fabric. A few of the Swarovski bangle designs include:  

  • Freedom Bangle:  If you like a bold jewelry, look for one of Swarovski's Freedom Bangles. This bangle is a wide metal cuff with a unique twist in the front of the bangle. Swarovski crystals are pavé set into the front of the wide cuff to give the bracelet sparkle and texture. This hinged bangle has a hidden clasp so it does not distract from the overall look of the bangle
  • Stardust Bangle:  The Swarovski's Stardust Bangle Bracelet is a double-wrapped bracelet in a metallic fishnet tube filled with different sizes of Swarovski crystals. The overall effect of this bangle is one of opulence and shine. This bangle can be worn on the wrist or unwrapped and worn around the neck as a choker. The magnetic closure is easy to operate and blends in with the overall design. 

Handcrafted Swarovski Bangles:  If you are a jewelry designer, you can make your own Swarovski bangles with their special crystal shapes and beads. Here are some of the beads that you can incorporate into your own Swarovski bangle bracelets:   

  • Crystal Round Beads:  Faceted round beads are plumb crystals beads that are drilled from side to side. These beads can be strung on a single wire between smaller accent crystals or metal beads. For a versatile effect, string different colors of round crystal beads together to create a rainbow that can be worn with many different clothing styles and colors. 
  • Crystal Briolette Beads:  These chunky teardrop-shaped crystals can be used effectively when strung on a thin wire with round or bicone crystals. Briolettes are thicker on the bottom than they are at the top to create a fashionable dangle. Briolettes are drilled at the top so that they can be easily strung next to other crystal shapes. 
  • Crystal Baroque Beads:  Baroque crystals are shaped beads that are drilled from top to bottom. Baroque crystals can be strung next to large crystal rounds to create movement in a crystal bangle. Baroque beads can also be used next to crystal spacer beads to highlight the larger beads in a bangle bracelet. 

Bangle bracelets look best when stacked with other bracelets. When you make your own bangles, you can stack them with Swarovski bangles and other metal bangles for a very trendy look. Mix colors, metals, and shapes together for a unique look that no one else will have. You can create a new individual look every day when you wear stacked crystal bangles. Check with companies like Fervor Montreal for more information.


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Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

Hello, my name is Belinda. I spend my spare time making jewelry for my friends and family. The jewelry making process that I use closely mimics the practices utilized by the professionals. I have a small kit of tools that I use to bend wire, set stones and create other decorative elements for my jewelry. I want to explore hobby and professional tools used for jewelry making on this site. I hope that I can inspire other people to pick up this fun and rewarding hobby. I will share new jewelry industry information on this site as it develops. Please visit often to learn about this topic.

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