Freshwater and Swarovski pearl beads are pearls which are common to replace natural pearls in making beaded jewelries.
Pearls are genuinely made in natural process by oysters in the ocean. Besides the natural pearls, there are also freshwater pearls which are the result of culturing pearls in the sea. Freshwater pearls have round and oval shapes, and they come in colors other than white.
Furthermore, there is also the Swarovski pearls which are artificial pearls that have crystal cores and pearl coated colors. Like any other crystals, Swarovski pearls are also resistant to scratch so the shine can last a long time.
Both freshwater and Swarovski pearls have high price so only a few crafters can use them in making jewelries. However, those who want to make jewelries using pearls can consider Czech, Chinese, or plastic pearls. Czech pearls are almost as attractive as Swarovski pearls and they are less expensive.
Chinese and plastic pearls are not as strong as other artificial pearls. Therefore, they can be used in making low priced crafts such as kids bracelets or necklaces.