The Latest from the Czech Republic

Here at Eureka, we are constantly scouring the small, family-run glass bead manufacturers of Bohemia in the Czech Republic for the most unique and most beautiful colors, shapes and finishes of Czech glass beads. Our recent trip was no exception! Walter and Bonita met with company representatives at several small factories and poured over samples…

A Desiger’s Guide to Swarowski Custom Finishes II

Part II: Opaque Metallic Coatings As mentioned in the previous post, there are two types of custom coatings: transparent and opaque metallic. Transparent finishes give clear crystal both sparkle effects as well as add color ranging from bright to subtle, while amping up glitter and often modifying color when applied to colored crystal. Opaque metallic…

A Designer’s Guide to Swarovski Custom Finishes

At Eureka Crystal Beads we carry a large selection of Swarovski crystal custom coatings (also known as after market coatings) on Swarovski crystal beads, rivolis and pendants. These custom finishes are not applied by Swarovski but are instead created by various other companies from whom we source our unbeatable selection. These custom finishes are applied…