This glass dragonfly necklace features a shimmering iridescent Czech glass dragonfly button in blue, green and black. When the pendant is seen from different angles the iridescence brings out bits of other colors including pink, purple and orange. It is 30mm in diameter. (Please see the sixth photo for size comparison to a quarter.) Surrounding the focal bead are a variety of Czech glass beads. Czech glass is renowned for its’ quality. Because almost every bead on this necklace is faceted, it picks up the light and sparkles!
I have always had a fascination with dragonflies and love dragonfly art. I know there are many who feel the same way. In researching about dragonflies and their symbolism I found that some believe that when a dragonfly lands on you that it means good news is coming. I also read that it is an almost universal belief that they symbolize change including self-realization. All I know is that they are interesting, intriguing insects!
The faceted Czech glass beads include 9x6mm rondelles with a mix of blues that remind me of pools of water. The other larger beads are 10mm black lava beads. It is hard to see in these photos but lava beads are made from natural lava rock so they include naturally formed nooks and crannies, making each bead unique. Interspersed along the necklace are 4mm fire-polished faceted round Czech glass, beads in Hematite AB. Then on each side of the lava beads are 4mm fire-polished Czech glass beads in Emerald AB. Fire-polished refers to a process in which the beads, after faceting, are polished by literally using high heat to turn the bead surface molten. Then once they cool the outer layers are shiny. AB stands for “Aurora Borealis” which is a finish placed on one side of a gemstone or crystal, adding an iridescent rainbow effect that appears in the light.
This glass dragonfly necklace is strung on professional quality jeweler’s wire and finished with a TierraCast fine silver-plated pewter toggle clasp and sterling silver crimps. The clasp is easy to put on and take off. There are wire guards on each end where the necklace attaches to the toggle and this is to prevent fraying with use, ensuring a long lasting piece. The necklace is approximately 20″ in length with an additional 3/4″ drop of the pendant below the necklace line.
This glass dragonfly necklace will be sent with a Solana Kai Designs tag, wrapped in colorful tissue and placed in a complimentary decorative gauze drawstring bag. It will arrive ready for you to wear or to give as a gift.
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