Such a fascinating bird, and so full of intelligence! A bit of witchcraft isn't going to ruffle this raven's feathers. He has his pentacle close at hand to weave the wild magic he seeks. Hang one of these suncatchers in any window of your home, and let the Austrian crystal add a rainbow to your room.
The Raven Suncatcher is made of lead-free pewter, and measures 2 1/2" 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.
Quote of the moment: "There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" - Terry Pratchett, The Truth
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