A small rainbow mini butterfly sits on top of a high quality beautiful 20mm lead crystal ball and hangs on a wire with a loop at the top. It has two sets of wings to give the impression of movement and there are three small beads ontop of the crystal. When sunlight or any other direct light source catches the ball, the light is refracted and can cause lovely patterns on the wall.
These are also larger versions of these butterflies on a lead crystal ball.
The symbols of the butterfly has an inspiring meaning that can be read about more below. In feng shui, lead crystals are sometimes called bright objects and can be hung to bring light into a room, or to your life.
This would be a lovely decoration to hang in the home near a window or light source, or it could also make a beautiful gift.
Size of Butterfly: Total length is roughly 16cm from the bottom of lead crystal to the top of wire.
Lead crystal ball is 20mm in diameter and the butterfly wings are about 25mm from top to bottom.
More About Lead Crystal
Lead crystals (sometimes referred to as “crystal” or “leaded glass”) reflect light in wondrous ways, often creating rainbows and sparkles on the wall when the light hits them just right. They are great for hanging in windows or anywhere the light can get to them. Many hang them up to bring more light into their lives and make their surroundings magical. Hanging crystals such as these are termed 'bright objects' in feng shui bringing positive energy into a house and can be hung in spaces that need "energising".
Lead crystal is manufactured by adding lead oxide to molten glass. It is then machine cut into shapes. The higher the lead content the greater the “refractive index”, or in other words, the greater the sparkle. As the lead content goes up it becomes harder to form the crystal and therefore the price for higher lead content also tends to be higher. The maximum lead content is about 35%.
More About the Symbol of the Butterfly
Butterflies are powerful symbols for transformation and change throughout many traditions and belief systems. To wear or have around you the symbol of butterfly is to state your intention to flutter through life in joy. Butterfly teaches us that patience brings its rewards and as long as we keep working and developing ourselves the final glorious butterfly stage will come. To wear butterfly is to set your target like an archer - joy is my goal, joy is my reality, joy will come, joy is here now. When we encounter butterflies in our daily lives they are always a joy to find and a good totem. When one day you open your curtains and a butterfly flutters up you know that a glorious change is taking place in your life. You see the butterfly flutter his wings, almost dancing along. This is what butterfly teaches, that true joy is within the dance of life.
More About the Symbol of the Rainbow
The rainbow, featuring an arc of seven colours (red, orange, yellow, green, battle, indigo and violet), is typically regarded as a bridging symbol - bringing together the supernatural and natural worlds. The arc of the rainbow touching the surface of the earth is seen as representing hope, treasure and fertility, as the familiar phrase, 'a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow' emphasizes.
The symbol has featured widely in different cultures, each adding their own unique meaning. In Greek myths, it was Iris the rainbow goddess who conveyed messages to earth from Zeus and Hera. In Norse legends, a rainbow representing the bridge Byfrost, and a similar notion was used in Japan for the seven-coloured staircase Buddha comes down when returning from heaven. The rainbow features in Christianity, too, notably during the great flood when a rainbow appeared above Noah's ark.
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