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What is an AB finish?

November 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Q: What is an AB finish?

A:AB,” or Aurora Borealis, is a bead treatment inspired by Northern Lights. It is a coating (usually on one side) applied to glass beads that creates a rainbow or iridescent effect. The effect was invented in 1955 by Swarovski in partnership with Christian Dior.

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  • 1 Terri // Dec 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    can anyone tell me if there is a book out there with directions to make 3-dimentional little animals with swarovski beads out there. I can find them in Japanese but not in english and I would really like one in english

  • 2 Artbeads.com // Dec 15, 2008 at 11:25 am

    We do not currently carry any books in English on making animals with Swarovski beads. We do however carry several animal kits made with Swarovski crystals and English instructions.

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