Q: Hi, I have an idea for using Swarovski pearl beads which requires about a 20
gauge wire. I know the beads come in a version with a larger than normal
hole but I may still need to enlarge it a bit. Do you know if a bead reamer
can do this? I know the bead is made of leaded glass and I don’t have any
experience using a reamer on this material.
Thanks for your answer.
A: Hello Patricia, After receiving your question I tested the bead reamer on a Swarovski pearl. While the hole did enlarge, the pearl coating around the hole became rough and unsightly. Because of this, I would hesitate using the bead reamer on Swarovski pearls.
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