Round Crystal drills are packaged in bags containing a minimum of 2000 of stones
Round Crystals have a different faceting structure than a drill. The larger facets will reflect light from a larger surface creating larger flashes of light. Regular (non-AB) crystals are the same size as a standard drill.
*Please be aware, the Round AB crystals are slightly larger than a normal round drill. After 3 drills, you may find that the alignment is off. If the alignment/spacing of drills is more important than the overall effect you get from these beautiful crystals, those may not be for you. Please see the FAQ page for a picture of 2,3,4 and 5 placed in a row.
What is the difference between a “Drill” and a “Crystal”
In order to reflect the light, each shape has multiple planes or facets facing in different directions. As the light hits these facets, they appear to sparkle as the light bounce back at you. The round and square drills are the same as what you find in your diamond painting kits. Square drills will have a combination of 9 or 13 facets to reflect the light and round drills contain 13-23 facets in a quilted checkerboard formation. Crystal drills are faceted like a rhinestone or diamond. There is an arrangement of 14 facets with a flat top. This tends to make crystal drills more reflective. Crystal drills can be made of a solid material or silver backed creating a transparent drill providing a beautiful depth and additional reflectivity and sparkle.
DMC Colors for Crystal Drills
Round Crystal Drills are sold by DMC number . What I find most interesting about the crystal drills is that you can use them to replace more than one color. A shade lighter and a shade darker almost always work for the same drill because of the way it reflects light. You may also be able to change hue – tones that are a little more blue a little more yellow due to the prismatic effect. Worry less about an exact DMC match with these drills and think more along the lines of I am looking for a dark red or light pink.