Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Still donut-obsessed

Here's a progress picture on the crystal donuts, although actually I've gotten another one finished since this was taken and started on one more. These things make up pretty fast. The new ones above since the last picture are the one on the far left, which is Siam (dark red - you can't see it very well in the picture), and then the bottom row: vintage rose and crystal luster Delicas, erinite with gold Delicas, and padparascha with gold.

On the subject of Swarovski vs. Crystazzi-brand bicones (as discussed yesterday) : I figured out one thing, and that's that the Crystazzi colors don't necessarily match Swarovski colors, even when the names match. I had some of the same colors in both brands, like erinite and tanzanite, and they visibly do not match one another. (The erinite, for example, was a much brighter green than the erinite above.) Not that I was intending to mix them together anyway, but still, beware. One of the things I really like about Swarovskis is that the colors always seem to match perfectly. I don't think you could count on that with these others.


Cathryn said...

I like Swarkies--I like Czech crystals too. I haven't tried the others.

Mel said...

Well, the results with the Chinese crystals so far have been just fine. I have two done now - I'll get a picture of those up soon.