What is an AB finish?

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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    • Terri
    • December 10, 2008

    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

  1. Reply

    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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