New Rhinestone Pick Up Tool

Posted by: Stefanie Brawner, Pretty Snazzy Vintage Jewelry & Supplies

16 November 2013

I've never been one who likes dopper sticks to pick up rhinestones. My dear, darling sister Melissa at www.jewelryrepaircompany.com (shameless plug) has tried about everyone one out there though and found this one. She got me one and I was sold! I loved it so much that I am carrying it now! It's made by BeadSmith and comes with a little "rejuvenating" block to use if it starts losing its stickiness. One end of the stick is for picking up the rhinestones and the other end can be used to help position the stone. One thing that is really important - the sticky side does not leave a residue on the stone. That was one of the things I never liked with wax dop sticks.


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Swarovski Rhinestone Colors - Purples and Pinks

Posted by: Stefanie Brawner, Pretty Snazzy Vintage Jewelry & Supplies

22 October 2013

Here are your girlie colors - purples and pinks! Light Rose, Rose, Fuchsia, Alexandrite, Light Amethyst, Amethyst, Cardinal, Tanzanite


Rhinestone Shapes - Pear Article Numbers

Posted by: Stefanie Brawner, Pretty Snazzy Vintage Jewelry & Supplies

08 October 2013

Here are your article numbers for Swarovski (and many Czech) rhinestone in the pear/teardrop shape: 4300, 4306, 4320, 4328.

Swarovski Rhinestone Colors - Greens

Posted by: Stefanie Brawner, Pretty Snazzy Vintage Jewelry & Supplies

07 October 2013

Here are some Swarovski green shades: Chrysolite, Peridot, Green Turmaline, Emerald and Olivine.

Cotton Pearls - What are they?

Posted by: Stefanie Brawner, Pretty Snazzy Vintage Jewelry & Supplies

08 September 2013

These beautiful beads are called "Cotton Pearls" and are from Germany. They are each handmade from multiple layers of a paper mache type material. They are very lightweight yet surprisingly strong. I tried to crush one to see how strong they were and couldn't do it. Since they are handcrafted, each one is a little different. If you are looking for a perfectly shaped, uniformed size bead, this one isn't for you. But if you are looking for something a bit more unique, they are awesome!