Lorenzo de Medici Workshop – Wessex Beaders

Swarovski Chessboard Crystals

Lorenzo de Medici Workshop – Wessex Beaders


Swarovski Space Cut Crystals
Swarovski Space Cut Crystals

I’ll be teaching the Lorenzo de Medici Bracelet workshop again, March 22, for the Wessex Beaders, and I’ve already had a few queries about where to source the beautiful Swarovski 10mm Space Cut and Chessboard crystals, so I thought I’d let you know what I have available. I have a good stock of all you can see here – slightly limited Vitrail Medium; I’ve also just found 14 Light Amethyst Space Cuts (not pictured) which are easily enough for a bracelet. Click on the images for a closer look. These stones are all multifaceted and so gorgeous you want to eat them, but the difference between them is that the Space Cuts are chunky, high cut crystals and the Chessboards are flatter and more subtle. I adore both as they have such amazing depth of colour and, they both work well in the Lorenzo design, so it just depends on how much bling you like!

Space Cuts (clockwise): Golden Shadow, Crystal AB, Vitrail Medium, Crystal Comet Argent Light (CAL), Crystal Copper and Indicolite.


Swarovski Chessboard Crystals
Swarovski Chessboard Crystals


Chessboards (clockwise): Black Diamond, Light Siam, Crystal AB, Bermuda Blue (Asymmetric Squares – work the same as a Chessboard Crystal), Aquamarine, Crystal Copper.

Swarovski have discontinued all of these lovely stones so, again, it’s a case of once they’re gawn, they’re gawn! If you want me to set some aside for the workshop email me.




Comments (4)

  • Rosemary Richards Reply

    Hi Melanie, I have booked to do the Lorenzo de Medici workshop with you on March 22nd. Could I please reserve sufficient Chessboard crystals to make the bracelet plus two extras to make earrings in the both Light Siam and the Black Diamond colours. Do you plan to have full kits available? Will you also be bringing the crystals with you on the day? I am really looking forward to it all! Many thanks, Rosemary.

    January 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm
    • Melanie de Miguel Reply

      Hi Rosemary,
      Glad to have you on board! I have plenty of both those colours available, but I will have all the crystals with me that day. I may have a few kits left but not in those colours.

      January 21, 2014 at 5:21 pm
  • Claire Madder Reply

    Hi, Can you please bring to the Wessex beaders day 11 crystal Ab and 11 vitrail medium space cut stones.

    Thank you

    January 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm


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