I’ve been using Swarovski crystal bicone beads for years, but just recently took a closer look at another shape: rivolis.
They’re often used in bead weaving and bead embroidery projects, and wow, do they bring on the glitz!
As I mention in the video, I’ve recently taken a few bead weaving and bead embroidery classes at Interweave.
My favorites so far are:
- Learn How to Bead Embroider With Seed Beads by Tammy Honaman
- Polygon Stitch 101 by Carol Cypher
- Beyond the Basics of Polygon Stitch by Carol Cypher
Btw, I didn’t pay the stated price for any of the classes. Interweave sent out an offer in April for a month of their courses for $1. I’ve definitely gotten way more than my money’s worth… although I probably spent the equivalent difference on beads & supplies, lol.
Since several of the projects used rivolis, I decided to buy some and learn more about them.
Here are links to the products I show in the video:
- 5mm rivoli butterflies
- 14mm frame link
- 18mm Crystal AB rivoli
- 18mm Crystal Vitrail rivoli
- 14mm Fuchsia rivoli
- 14mm Aquamarine rivoli
- 18mm rivoli frame charm
- 14mm Rose rivoli
- 18mm Scarlett rivoli
- 14mm bezel charm
- 14mm Light Turquoise rivoli
- 14mm flower bezel ring
- 10mm Tanzanite rivoli
- 8x6mm oval rivoli, Tanzanite
You can also purchase Swarovski crystal rivolis and findings at Amazon. I found for the most part, the prices and selection are better at ArtBeads.com.
Watch the Rivolis, Chatons & Fancy Stones-What Are They and How to Use Them? Friday Findings video at YouTube.