Beads
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Article Number:
Description:
Photo / Line Drawing:
Beads
5000
Round
The classic round bead
5000/B
5002
Round
5003
Often referred to as "Disco Ball" - very faceted round
5004
Slightly tapered round with rectangular faceting along four even bands
5005
Chessboard bead
It is available in sizes 8, 12, 16 mm. It comes in Crystal,
5 effects and 6 colors.
5006

See Art. 38
5007
See Art. 371
5009
Round with vertical rectangular facets on four bands with the middle two being larger than the top/bottom
5011
Unsure of how to explain this one - just found the line drawing on the web :)
Update: found some for sale in Australia! This is a round/square bead: the flat cat-eye shaped area creates the square, but the other facets gives an overall round shape (so far only in Olivine AB in several sizes)

Also got my hands on some 5mm Sapphire
5015
5020
Helix bead
5020/1
Very similar to the 5024/3
5023/3
Round, single band of pentagonal facets around middle
5024/3
Jet, Med Emerald, Lt Siam, Siam, Sapphire,
5025
Round, triangular facets, center drilled


5026
Cabochette - 1/2 5000, 1/2 5028
5028/4
Globe: re-issue of the 5090/4 - unfaceted round
5030

New for 2011/2012! The exotically elegant Lucerna Bead (‘lucerna’ is Latin for lantern) was inspired by Chinese lanterns and gives a new dimension to contemporary pieces, especially clustered and threaded jewelry.
5030/4

Round, paper lantern type bead.
5033/4
Non-facet bead - round, with 6 bumps/wedges
5040
Donut spacer, with detailed faceting
5041
variant of above, 18mm
larger hole
5041a
Above in the Mosaic version
5045
Rondelle bead, updated version of Art. 215  
Comparing the line drawings, only the side facets are different
The new bead appears to have the same size petal facets as the 215 drawing, but has the additional facets at the outside edge
5050
Oval bead
5051
Mini Oval
5052
Mini Round
5053
Mini Square
5054
Mini Rhombus
5055
Mini Rectangle
5056
Mini Drop
5058
Baroque bead
5080
1/2 drilled version of the classic round, 5000
5083
Round: 1/2 drilled version of the disco ball (5003)
5090/4
Round, unfaceted, center drilled:
Matte: Morion, Tourmaline, Emerald, Hyacinth, Black Diamond, Citrine, Peridot, Sapphire, Sun, Crystal
Solids: Jade, Montana, Chalk White, Jet, Light Smoked Topaz, Smoked Topaz
5100
See Art 355
5101
See Art 349
5102
See Art 20
5103
Similar to the 5102, oval pillow bead with 8 facets meeting at a point.  
Old Art 359

see 1963 Catalog pages at bottom

5104
See Art 41
5105
See Art 336
updated version: Pendulum, Art. 5514
5106
See Art 367
 
5107
Pagoda - centrer drilled-left & center drilled-right
5109
Pagoda Rights, before they decided to just use 5107 R and L, although, these packs are more recent than most 5107 packs ....
5110
8 petal flower, top drilled s/s, with pointed sides
 
5111
8 petal flower, center drilled
5117
A circular bead with no faceting on the edges, the face has two convex facets to create a peak on each side (middle bead shows the cut in profile)


5121
Diamond
5131
Heart bead (not pendant) - center drilled top to bottom
5139
Ring bead with center hole
5150
Modular bead
2007
?
Similar to the 5181 but a pendant -- eBay auction only specified that it was dead stock from an old jewelry warehouse in RI (Swaro used to have a warehouse there) ...

May also be part of the Strass line ... similar to 8421
5180
Double hole square/diamond bead
2010
5181
Keystone bead, 13x7mm & 17x9mm,
top & bottom drilled
Various colors
2008

5200
See Art 36
5203
See Art 348
5204
Barrel bead with random chunky facets
5205
Elongated bicone
5206
Elongated oval, rectangluar facets along swirled sides
5207
aka Gracia



Similar to 5205/5206, but the facets are diamond shaped - sort of a harlequin pattern


5210
Another Australia find ... a bicone-ish bead with two rows of diamond facets.  So far in Montana AB & Turmaline AB
5212
Oval bead with horizontal rectangular faceting
5215/1
known as the Planet bead, the domed portions have a twist/swirl pattern, while the raised band has two rows of opposed faceting
5228/4
Unfaceted tubes
5230/4
Barrel, 8 vertical rectangular facets with rounded ends
See Art 157
5233/4
Elongated version of 5033/4
5240/3
Tablet bead with corrugated edges - like a cog
5290/4
5290/5 (matte)
Oval bead, unfaceted
5300
See Art 39
5301
Bicone: offset 8 facets/s

Discontinued in favor of the Xilion cut : 5328
5302
a long bicone with an extended, smooth center ... like a two headed bullet

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5304
361
Bicone with diamond-faceted edge
5305
159
Bicone spacer - 8 facets/s on a shallow rise
5307
Bicone spacer with a beveled edge
5308
Doughnut spacer - sides are concave, creating a bead cap effect
5309
Rounded bicone, the 5309/1 version called CosmoJet or Black Lace has a colored overlay on crystal, creating windows of some of the facets.
5310
Simplicity bead
5328
Now the standard bicone bead.  In 2009/2010, Swarovski changed the faceting to make the bead even more brilliant


5351
257
Flat round
5378
Cross bead
5400
Cone, space capsule shaped bead, center drilled
5401
Bell/Acorn shaped
5403/2
Pressed leaf, available in Emerald and Emerald AB
5500
Tear Drop, center drilled
5501
Art 46
5505
Tear Drop, wider at top than most other styles, diamond faceting
5514
Pendulum bead: updated emerald cut octagon (366/5105)

The old version had only a single facet at the corner, whereas this new version has two.
5515
Emerald cut
5520
Graphic bead
5523
Cosmic bead
5525
Wave
5530
called the Aqualine, center drilled
18mm, 28mm, 36mm
2008
5531
Aqualine, top drilled
18mm, 28mm, 36mm
2008
5534
One hole (center) column bead
5535
Two hole column bead
5540
Artemis - similar to the 5400, but the base of the bead is concave instead of convex
2010
5541
Large dome bead
5542
Small dome bead
5556
Galactic, center drilled
pendants are 6656/6657

5556a
Above is the Mosaic version
5563
Tear Drop, narrower, polygon faceting

5590
Fairy Wing, center drilled
5600
Cube, drilled on the diagonal
5600B
Not sure why the "B"
5601
Cube, center drilled
5601/B
Above in the Marbled version
5603
Graphic cube

5621
Twist bead
5624
One hole Stairway bead
5625
Two hole Stairway bead
5627
Treasure bead


5650
Cubist
5714
Star - side drilled across two points (upside down)
5727
Fish bead
It is available in sizes 14 and 18 mm. It comes in Crystal,
5 effects and 6 colours.
5728
Scarab
5741
Heart - top/bottom drilled
5742
Heart - side drilled
5743
Wild at Heart bead (see also Wild at Heart pendant)
5744
Current flower offering
5747
Double Spike bead
5748
Arrow bead
5750
Skull

5751
Panther
5752
New! For 2011/2012 - the Clover bead mimics the shape of the four-leaf clover, a centuries-old western symbol of good fortune.
5754
Current butterfly offering
5900
Large hole 5000
5914
Large hole star
5942
Large hole heart
5944
Large hole flower
5954
Large hole butterfly
See the PEARL page
5800
Round Pearls - mottled
5801
Oval Pearls
7x5mm
5807
Cab Pearls, partially drilled, in the mottled colors

5809
No Hole Pears - small sizes
Limited colors in 1.5, 2, 3mm
5810
Round Pearls - solid
5811
Large hole pearls
5816
drop-shaped pearl (may be half-drilled)

5817
half-pearl shape that is half-drilled

5818
full-pearl shape that is half-drilled
5821
Pear-shaped pearls
5826
out of production
Asymmetrical pearls
5840
Baroque pearls
5860
Coin pearls

Tablet : Round bead, flat or non-pointed sides, with a flat edge
Round : Generally the same size in height as in width
Oval or Barrel : longer than it is wide
Emerald Cut : a style of faceting
Octagon : Equilateral (squarish) or oblong with 8 sides
Pillow: Like tablet but square or oblong with tapered edges - also any pendant thicker at center and tapering to edges
Doughnut : round in shape, slightly flat, with faceted edges


Button, bead, and rhinestone style pages from a 1963 Swaro product guide: