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Swarovski Elements Crystal 15 x 7mm Modular Beads, Light Rose
Item Number: 07600317
Use Swarovski Elements crystal beads in your designs for remarkable color and brilliance.
2011 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.576
please note: Combine any variety of Swarovski Elements products for your best price breaks. This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This product should not be used in jewelry or other items intended for children under the age of 12.
How To Understand Bead Drill Styles
It seems that all bead-sellers have their own ways of defining or describing how a bead is drilled. Here's a quick guide to how Rio Grande describes its drill styles to help you quickly find the style you want.
Center-drilling is the most common drill style, typical for most beads. These beads are simply drilled right through the middle at the widest or longest part.
Beads that are squared off, flattened, or oval, but are still drilled through the middle, are considered 'center-drilled.'
Here is an oval bead, drilled through the center down its long axis; this is considered center-drilled.
Tube beads, drilled through the center end to end, are considered center-drilled.
Even an odd-shaped bead, if it is drilled right through the middle, just where you'd expect, is considered center-drilled.
Side-drilling is probably the next most common drill style. These beads are drilled side-to-side across a shaped, non-spherical bead.
Often, a bead will have a definite front and back; when this type of bead is drilled from one side to the other across the width, it is considered side-drilled.
Beads that are designed to hang length-wise on the strand like a drop or dangle are also considered side-drilled (these are also called 'top-drilled,' and a search for 'top drill' or 'top drilled' will find this style for you instantly).
Irregularly shaped beads that are wider (side to side) than they are deep (front to back) and are drilled across their width are considered to be side-drilled.
Double-drilled beads, beads with two parallel holes, are considered side-drilled. These beads are intended to be strung together, either alone or with other shapes, into a strand design.
Front-drilling is common for beads that won't necessarily be strung together, one after the other, on a strand. These beads have a definite front and back and are drilled from front to back, sometimes near one end. (Those that are drilled near one end may be called 'top-drilled' on other websites; a search for 'top drill' or 'top drilled' will find this style for you instantly on riogrande.com).
Beads intended to be used as pendants, drops or dangles, with only a bail or jump ring attached to serve this purpose, are considered front-drilled.
Link beads are drilled twice but are drilled front to back at both ends. These beads are usually intended to be linked together with wire, jump rings or other findings; they are considered front-drilled.
Vertical drilling is used for beads with a definite top and bottom orientation, designed to be strung from end to end. These beads are drilled vertically, from top to bottom. (These beads are also often called 'top-drilled' on other websites; a search for 'top drill' or 'top drilled' will find this style for you instantly on riogrande.com).
Familiar shapes, such as hearts or stars, have a 'correct' or expected orientation; when these beads, oriented as expected, are drilled top to bottom, they are considered 'vertical-drilled.'
Beads that represent figures or creatures that have a familiar orientation and are drilled top to bottom to present the bead in this orientation are considered vertical-drilled.
Beads inscribed with words or messages are considered to be vertical-drilled when the hole is drilled perpendicular to the words.
HALF-DRILLED & VERTICAL HALF-DRILLED
Half-drilled beads are intended for setting onto pearl pegs for pendants, brooches or earrings. These beads are drilled only partially, about halfway, through their diameters—in other words, 'half-drilled.'
Button pearls or beads are half-round or flattened beads that are partially drilled from the flat side. These are also considered half-drilled beads.
A bead that isn't round, such as a teardrop or other shape, but is drilled only partway through, either from the top or from one end, is considered as a 'vertical half-drilled' bead.
Diagonal-drilling describes any square or cube bead that is drilled diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner.
A flattened square, if drilled corner to corner, is considered to be 'diagonal-drilled.'
A bead that is even roughly box-shaped and is drilled from corner to corner is considered to be diagonal-drilled.