Changes – Swarovki Bicones – 5301 become 5328

Swarovski has announced changes to it’s Crystallized by Swarovski bicones. This classic faceted bicone is a staple of jewelry making and beading, as it is a both beautiful, highly versatile, and relatively inexpensive – as compared to other crystal beads. The old style – also often referred to as “5301” – which is it’s product number, is a faceted bicone with equal-sized and spaced facets. Swarovski is replacing them with the new Xilion cut 5328s – a bicone of the same size, but with alternating wide and narrow facets. Whether these will ultimately prove to be sparklier or not, it’s …