A small mini rainbow dragonfly sits on top of a high quality beautiful 20mm lead crystal teardrop ball and hangs on a wire with a loop at the top. It has four 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 dragonflies 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 Dragonfly: Total length is roughly 17cm from the bottom of lead crystal to the top of wire. Lead crystal teardrop ball is 20mm in diameter and the dragonfly wings span 64mm at the longest point.
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%. The majority of our hanging lead crystals contain 30% PbO, in comparison for example, Swarovski Chandelier crystals are 32% PbO.
More About the Symbol of the Dragonfly
Dragonflies are very ancient creatures and have been around nearly 200 million years. Their bodies and wings are often covered in beautiful jewel-like hues of green, blue, purple etc. This colouring reminds us of the lesson that as we age our true inner colours come through in a beautiful way.
They have fantastic movement and manoeuvrability in the air and can fly up to 30mph. They spend their early life in water then as they mature and start to fly live the next part of their life in the air. Part of their lesson can be to bring clarity (air) to something emotionally (water) complex. Likewise they can also help bring balance to situations that feel very rational and need some emotion.
Dragonflies are connected with light. Their many colours are actually often caused by how their body and skin refracts and reflects light rather than the actual pigments in their skin. They have been connected with mysticism and magic. In Japan they are often associated with light and joy.
In summary, you may wish to have near you the medicine of dragonfly if you are seeking balance between your emotions and thoughts and if you wish to be reminded of the eternal existence of all things and that all that exists (including us) is light.
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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