Best place...

to buy Swarovski pearl beads, rondelles, etc. I'm going to attempt to make my own bracelet for the big day and I'm trying to find a place either online or not to get the best deal and best quality on the supplies. TIA!

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm
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ajfisher
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I bought my swarvoski pearls at artbeads.com. They're pretty darn expensive at full price (cost me $50 for 300 pearls of various sizes), but I get coupons all the time for being on their newsletter list.


 


The cheapest rhinestone rondelles are at michaels. I've bought them at local bead stores and they're about 4 times more expensive. 


 


I got my brooches from lafancybeads on ebay.

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm
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Thanks ajfisher! About how many pearls does it take to make a 3 strand bracelet of average length (7-7 1/2 inches)?

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm
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This one was 7.5 inches. The bead sizes I used on it were 10mm, 8mm, 6mm, and 4mm. So this one used:


10mm - 10


8mm - 26


6mm - 40


4mm - 16


And it used 26 rondelles.


This one was 7 photo 1909724-1

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm
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thank you!

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 8:08 am
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good tips..ty

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:35 am

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