posted: Thursday, 12 September 2019
Following some recent experiences in classes I have updated my blog post about the gorgeous Swarovski #1201 27mm Crown Stones (sometimes sold as Rivolis).
I completely appreciate all the reasons why people use alternatives instead of the Swarovski ones (and I often use them myself) BUT you absolutely must be aware that they can vary wildly in size, shape & quality.
Having recently come across some which where sold as 27mm but were actually 32mm (which means they were a whole 15mm longer around the outer edge!) beading a project without being aware of the difference, or letting the teacher or designer know, will usually only lead to a failed project and having to start again - which I'm sure we all agree is no fun.