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Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads article 5328. Available in Wholesale Factory Packs from your Authorised Wholesaler and Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Beads Direct. Swarovski crystal bicone (xilion) shape are our most popular crystals. 

The new patented xilion cut (article 5308) with precision cut facets to refract light gives the traditional bicone more sparkle, whilst the bead still retains the same shape so can be used alongside bicones. 

These Swarovski Beads are jewellery making essentials and offer you the following benefits: complex faceting and geometric perfection, patented XILION cut, attractive form through increased number of facets, can be combined with previous bead (article 5301). 

The polished, crystal-clear hole creates increased brilliance, only Swarovski Create Your Style offers rounded hole edges that protect thread for long-lasting designs. 

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Swarovski Pearls available in Wholesale Factory Packs from your Authorised Wholesaler and Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Beads Direct. 

Swarovski Crystal Pearls are a perfect replica of genuine pearls with the added benefit of a uniform appearance. Made of a unique crystal core covered with an innovative pearl coating, these pearls possess a flawless, silky smooth, rounded surface.

hotfix flat back crystals

Swarovski Hotfix available in Wholesale packs. Flat backed crystals that can be applied to many types of fabric. Hotfix crystals come with a special glue applied to the back that requires heat for activation. Heat can be applied with an iron or a specialist hotfix applicator

These crystals can be applied to most fabrics apart from leather. Once applied you will need to wash carefully, but hotfix flat backs are wash-resistant and come in a multitude of colours, sizes and cuts to suit your design.  


Swarovski® Flat Backs available in Wholesale packsOur range of Swarovski® Flat Backs are great to use as an alternative to Hotfix crystals. Unlike Hotfix they are free from a glue pad on the back, so you do not need heat to fix them, instead you can add glue such as dazzle Tac or gem Tac. 

We have a range of shapes and colours, including tiny 1.8mm ones that are great for nails, to 7mm sizes that are great for embellishing accessories. The butterfly and star shapes will add some fun to your designs!