About Our Guild

Guild Description:
Our guild represents a wide variety of jewelry artists with unique talents and techniques, as well as the suppliers of beads and beading supplies.
Guild Mission:
To gather together Jewelry Design and Jewelry Supply Studios for the purpose of sharing information, ideas, techniques, and strategies for promoting our Artfire Studios.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Ajdjss Guild Features the Sparkle and Shine of Swarovski Crystal Beads and Accessories

Swarovski Crytals are sparkly, beautiful, and probably one of the most lovely creations of man. Each crystal bead or component is made in a factory with the same basic formula that was perfected by Daniel Swarovski, an expert at glass cutting, in the beginning of the 20th century.
Swarovski Crystal is referred to as "silver" crystal, however, there is no silver used in it's creation. The crystal got this name from a Swarovski craftsman in Austria, who held up a finished piece of crystal to the light for inspections and was awed by the silvery glow created by the object's spectral brilliance. Since then, all pieces in the collection have been called Swarovksi Silver Crystal.

So, what is Swarovski Silver Crystal made of?
Swarovski Crystal is fired using a combination of natural minerals and quartz sand, and then cooled slowly to avoid stress and inclusions.

Why is Crystal more expensive than glass?
Crystal quality is dependent on the production method and the processing of the raw material . Both factors play a major role in determining its brilliance and the measure of its value.

What distinguishes Swarovski products from imitations and those made by other manufacturers?
The factor that sets Swarovski crystal products apart is -and always has been the superior quality of the cutting and polishing. In recent years, crucial role has also been played by exceptionally creative in - house and freelance designers.
No matter what, Swarovski crystals certainly add so much life to a jewelry creation whether it is a piece created with only crystals or as a fabulous accent to a piece.

So, once again, without further ado the Ajdjss Guild celebrates Swarovski crystals and
the lovely jewelry pieces created with them.












You are invited to leave a comment here and visit our guild studios for more of the sparkle and beauty of Swarovski Silver Crystals.
Please join us in celebration of these fabulous crystals by engaging in "shameless promotion" of your Swarovski crytal beads and creations here:


Ajdjss Guild said...

I love crystals and use them in most of my creations whether they are beaded, wire wrapped, vintage filigree,...
ttyl, margo :o)

KatsAllThat Artisan Jewelry said...

Nothing beats the sparkle and shimmer of Swarovski. This is a great topic for sharing. I have seen some beautiful items made with Swarovski crystals...

Periay said...

I love Swarovski.Thank you Margo for sharing it..All of them are beautiful..Onedream, Ayperi

libertydoll said...

I love working with crystals also. I love how they shine and sparkle and make an ordinary piece look extraordinary

Stacey said...

I enjoyed this feature so much - I loved learning some of the history / creation of Swarovski Crystals ! The variety of shapes and colors allow endless design possibilities, and pair beautifully with so many other beads. I love using crystals also, to add a touch of bling or to go all-out. Thank you for showing one of my pieces alongside the other beautiful jewelry / beads !

Caly's Jewelry Creations said...

Swarovski definitely sets the bar for crystal..! One of my favorite and necessary elements in my jewelry..!

La Bella Luna Jewelry said...

There are only a few kinds of beads that I like to pair with my silver work, and Swarovski is one of my favorites.

Jeni said...

I adore Swarovski-just wish I could afford to buy more of it! I'd own some of everything if I could...
I'm really hoping to make it back to Swarovski Crystal Worlds before we leave Europe. I'm only a 5 hour drive away.

janzia said...

Love Swarovski! Great post!

Net said...

I like the Mommy Hand Stamped Necklace. Great stuff!

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Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love Swarovski?

It certainly adds a little bit of sparkle to a jewellery piece.

Thanks for adding my Rosebud bracelet to the post.

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love swarovski?

They certainly add that little bit of sparkle to jewellery designs.

Thanks for adding my Rosebud bracelet to the post.