Topics: Swarovski, Keystone

Can you explain how to use the Swarovski Crystal Keystone Bead?
- Linda
The Swarovski crystal keystone crystal bead (Article #5181) is made in two sizes, 6 luscious colors and 5 different effects. It is a vertically double-drilled bead that is drilled through at the top and the bottom. With the vertical drill hole, you can design pieces as you would with briolette beads, with the added feature of being able to design with the bottom hole and create double strands.

Since the keystone shape is broader on its bottom than its top, a double strung necklace on beading wire would curve slightly with each keystone added. The design possibilities are many.

- Sandra Lupo, Metalsmith, Jewelry Artist and Instructor

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