Friday, September 23, 2011

Swarovski Crystal Crosses

In 1892, Daniel Swarovski invented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass. In scientific terms, crystal glass, also known as "lead glass", lead replaces the calcium content in regular glass.

Crystal glass is heavier and reflects light more brilliantly than regular glass, which is why it is used in jewelry. The Swarovski brand is common and well-respected, and they offer a large collection of beads in different colors and shapes.

Recently I've discovered their Celtic cross shape, and the results are below. The first one is the Anglican rosary I made to celebrate John Shore's upcoming book in which gay Christians tell their stories. The second one is another Anglican rosary, and the third is a Catholic rosary.


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