The Swarovski dragonfly collection is a bestselling range by Rebecca Handy. The collection has proved to be a huge hit over the years. The first prototype of the unique dragonfly pendant was designed several years ago when Rebecca first moved to her studio at The Red House Glass Cone museum. It was put on show in a window display to be found very promptly by a very excited lady who then had to immediately reserve it!! The rest as they say is history! Over the years the design has been honed in using high quality materials such as anti tarnish silver plated wires, tarnish resistant chains and beautiful Czech pressed glass and Swarovski crystals. The range has been developed and now has the ‘original’ best selling colour range in cool steel blues, mossy greens and purples. Special editions are released as attractive must have collectable items. The current special edition is a more unusual but enticing colour choice in luxurious metallic bronze and clear iridescent glass alongside fuchsia pinks.
What is a Czech pressed glass bead?
Czech glass beads also known as druk beads are one of the finest types of glass beads available manufactured since as earlier as the 1200s in cities such as Jablonec and Stanovsko. The country is now one of the most universally renowned beads manufacturers in the world. Pressed glass beads are created with molten glass pressed into molds which create a very uniform shape. Modern pressed glass beads are now available in an array of finishes with special coatings including a ‘Picasso’ (mottled) effect, lustres, metallic’s and are even electroplated.
What are Swarovski crystals?
Swarovski crystals are a variety of crystals created in Austria. They are made with high quality cut lead glass crystal and are potentially the best in the world. They are said ‘to ‘sparkle like diamonds’. The presence of lead increases the index of refraction within the glass meaning that light is bent more resulting in an amazing sparkle that other beads could not achieve. Swarovski crystal elements are available in a huge selection of colour choices and are often based on the colours of precious and semi precious gemstones.