Swarovski Elements Crystal Mesh Balls are a gorgeous way to add high impact sparkle to your jewelry. These beads are made by wrapping a Swarovski crystal pearl in a layer of crystal mesh. The mesh can rotate around the pearl, creating some unique challenges for a jewelry maker. When I first used one of these beads in a necklace I was stumped – where was the hole?
If you’re having trouble finding the hole in a Swarovski Elements Crystal Mesh Ball find a bright light. Hold the bead up to a sunny window or in front of your work light and slowly rotate it until the hole is illuminated. If that still doesn’t reveal the hole, remember that the crystal mesh is mobile and could be covering the hole in the pearl. Gently shift the mesh and rotate your bead to find the hole!