4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones are also knows as Xilion Cut Crystals and are priced per pack of 30 beads. We have over 100 colours of Swarovski Crystals in stock – click here for your FREE Swarovski Crystal Colour Chart.
Crystal Bicones are shaped like Diamonds and are the most popular crystal bead, their high precision cut facets make for an amazing sparkle. Bicones are perfect for stringing on wire, elastic, thread and for adding in to beadwork and jewellery designs. Aside from jewellery making, bicones are also a beautiful component for adding sparkle to textiles and greeting cards as well as much more.
Some Swarovski crystal beads have an AB coating or an AB2X coating. AB stands for Aurora Borealis like the Northern Lights. The AB coating on a bead gives it an extra sparkle and rainbow shimmer. AB2X coating is even more sparkly with the AB coating applied all over the bead rather than just on half of the facets. This effect was created in 1956 during a collaboration with Christian Dior.
Swarovski have been creating sparkling crystal beads since 1895 and are used in lots of jewellery making designs, they are especially popular for bridal jewellery.