Rings & Things offers a wide variety of crystal beads, rainbow prism suncatchers, rhinestone chatons and other crystal jewelry-making supplies, that are changing along with industry changes.
Since the late 1970s, we've carried Swarovski crystals. We are sad to see them exiting the DIY market, but we're also excited about the alternate crystal options we've been finding:
Asfour Crystals are perfect for creating suncatchers and ornaments. Asfour's 30% PbO glass, combined with traditional Egyptian craftsmanship and precision German faceting technology, results in a high refractive index and a stunning dispersion of brilliant rainbows when hung in a sunny location.
Preciosa Crystal Beads, Pearls and Stones have beautiful colors, precision faceting, and nice prices.
As we run out of Swarovski crystals in popular sizes and shapes, we'll replace more of them with Preciosa crystal options, as well as other fun Czech and German glass pendants.