Aurora Borealis (AB) adds a gorgeous pastel rainbow sheen to the sparkle of Swarovski's premium-cut facets. This iridescent coating is named after the beautiful Northern Lights that decorate the arctic skies - you'll find these crystals to be similarly stunning! This iridescent AB coating can be difficult to perfectly capture in crystal photos and illustrations: some images may capture the blue flash, others may capture a yellow or pink flash, but all of these sparkling crystal AB components perfectly match each other in real life. Plus,their subtle iridescence blends nearly effortlessly with most other colors!
The loop size will depend on how much wire you leave past the end of your beads, and around which part of your pliers you bend the loop. A good loop size is usually about 1/3 of the way from the tip of your pliers, with about 8mm of wire.
Use round needle-nose pliers.
If using an eye pin, decide which way you want the loop to go - the same direction as the premade loop on the other end, or 90º off. Keep this direction in mind as you bend the rest of the wire.
Cut off any excess wire (we suggest retaining 8mm above the top of your beads).
Grip the pin just above the top bead (at the arrow above), and bend the wire sharply toward you.
Grasp the tip of the wire with pliers, and bend smoothly away from you, around the pliers.
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1.5" (38mm) head pins with 18pp (approximately 2mm) Swarovski rhinestone end. Approximately 0.022" diameter (23 gauge) wire. Rhodium plated head pins with Crystal AB end. The aurora borealis (AB) effect adds stunning pastel rainbow iridescence to the already gorgeous facets of Swarovski crystals. These head pins are great for earrings, and are best for simple loops or embedding. No longer in production -- get them while you can!