Add a touch of elegance to your jewellery creations using Swarovski crystals and pearls. I made the two necklaces above using 4mm bicone crystals with a mixture of pearls and a large crystal teardop pendant. The pendant is fitted with a sterling silver pinch bail which will keep it firmly in place. Alternatively silver plated jewellery findings can be used which are alot cheaper to purchase.
There are alot of Swarovksi crystal suppliers out there, and it's definately worth looking around to see what colours and shapes suppliers have available. I find it easy to get carried away when I'm looking for new beads. If you are wanting to have a go at jewellery making and not sure where to start, then I recommend looking for a project to follow. There are several good jewellery and craft magazines which give detailed tutorials and sometimes include free bead samples too.