Lorenzo de Medici Workshop – Wessex BeadersMelanie de Miguel
I’ll be teaching the Lorenzo de Medici Bracelet workshop again, March 22, for the Wessex Beaders, and I’ve already had a few queries about where to source the beautiful Swarovski 10mm Space Cut and Chessboard crystals, so I thought I’d let you know what I have available. I have a good stock of all you can see here – slightly limited Vitrail Medium; I’ve also just found 14 Light Amethyst Space Cuts (not pictured) which are easily enough for a bracelet. Click on the images for a closer look. These stones are all multifaceted and so gorgeous you want to eat them, but the difference between them is that the Space Cuts are chunky, high cut crystals and the Chessboards are flatter and more subtle. I adore both as they have such amazing depth of colour and, they both work well in the Lorenzo design, so it just depends on how much bling you like!
Space Cuts (clockwise): Golden Shadow, Crystal AB, Vitrail Medium, Crystal Comet Argent Light (CAL), Crystal Copper and Indicolite.
Chessboards (clockwise): Black Diamond, Light Siam, Crystal AB, Bermuda Blue (Asymmetric Squares – work the same as a Chessboard Crystal), Aquamarine, Crystal Copper.
Swarovski have discontinued all of these lovely stones so, again, it’s a case of once they’re gawn, they’re gawn! If you want me to set some aside for the workshop email me.