Important Announcement: Swarovski Discontinues Craft Beads for Hobby Stores

Dear Valued Customers,

We have an important update to share with you regarding our bead supply offerings. As many of you know, Swarovski has long been synonymous with exquisite crystal beads and components, cherished by artisans and jewelry makers worldwide for their unparalleled quality and brilliance. However, we regret to inform you that Swarovski has made the decision to discontinue the distribution of craft beads through hobby stores like ours.

This decision comes as a disappointment to us and many of our customers who have come to rely on Swarovski beads for their crafting projects. We understand the impact this may have on your creative endeavors and want to assure you that we are committed to providing alternative solutions to meet your beadwork needs.

Introducing Preciosa: A Sparkling Alternative

In light of Swarovski's decision, we are excited to introduce Preciosa as a worthy alternative for your beadwork projects. Preciosa, like Swarovski, is renowned for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship, offering a stunning array of crystal beads and components that rival the brilliance of its predecessor.

Why Choose Preciosa?

  1. Quality Craftsmanship: Preciosa boasts decades of expertise in crystal manufacturing, delivering beads of uncompromising quality and precision.

  2. Dazzling Brilliance: Just like Swarovski, Preciosa crystals exude unparalleled brilliance and sparkle, elevating your creations with their captivating allure.

  3. Versatility: Whether you're creating intricate jewelry pieces, embellishing garments, or adding sparkle to home decor items, Preciosa offers a wide range of bead shapes, sizes, and finishes to suit every project.

  4. Affordability: Preciosa crystals provide exceptional value without compromising on quality, making them an affordable option for artisans and hobbyists alike.

  5. Sustainability: Preciosa is committed to ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices, ensuring that each crystal is produced with respect for the environment and human rights.

Explore the Possibilities

From shimmering bicone beads to elegant pendants and pearls, Preciosa offers an extensive selection of crystal components to fuel your creativity. Whether you're a seasoned jewelry maker or just starting out on your beadwork journey, Preciosa provides endless possibilities to bring your artistic vision to life.

How to Purchase Preciosa Beads

You can find Preciosa beads and components at our store, where our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you in selecting the perfect crystals for your projects. Additionally, you can explore our online catalog to browse our Preciosa collection and place orders from the comfort of your home.


With its exceptional quality, dazzling brilliance, and versatility, Preciosa promises to inspire and delight artisans of all levels. We look forward to continuing to While we are saddened by Swarovski's decision to discontinue craft bead distribution through hobby stores, we are excited to introduce Preciosa as a sparkling alternative for our valued customers.

We look forward to continuing to serve you and supporting your creative endeavors with the finest crystal beads and components.

Thank you for your continued support and patronage.

Warm regards,

Bead Abode