"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble." This saucy raven seems to be taking Shakespeare's words to heart, as he perches on the rim on the cauldron and broom. Arched above him are the words "Trust the Magic". Hang one of these suncatchers in any window of your home, and let the Austrian crystal add apew-6078 rainbow to your room.
The Raven and Cauldron Suncatcher is made of lead-free pewter, and measures 3" tall, including the crystal.
What is an Austrian crystal? Austrian crystals are a type of rhinestone, so named for their rich history originating on the shores of the Rhine River which borders the country of Austria. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Inventors from the area developed and improved upon methods of making man-made glass crystals which mimicked the sparkle and shine of naturally occurring rock crystals. Since that time, the technology has steadily advanced, resulting in crystals of superior quality and a reasonable price.
So what makes the rainbow? These suncatchers use Aurora Borealis crystals, or AB crystals, as their focal point. In part, the spectacular flashes of color come from the cut and polish of the crystals. In addition though, these crystals have been enhanced with super-fine metallic coatings applied to their surfaces, which catch the light, and transform it into a rainbow of color.