SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 9 x6mm 5500 Pear bead. This rounded teardrop shape bead is covered in precision cut facets. The hole size is approximately 1mm and they are available in Crystal, Crystal AB and Jet. These Swarovski crystal teardrop beads make beautiful simple earrings by threading directly onto a headpin. They are also an ideal end bead for drops on lariats or extension chains. Crystal AB is crystal with a coating on one half that reflects light with a yellow and blue tinge, like the surface of a bubble.