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About Rainbow Crystal Suncatchers
~About Swarovski Crystals and Strass Etched Logos~
I make over 195 Swarovski Crystal Suncatchers! I hope you find something you love.
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This page is full of information about Swarovski Crystals Please Read to Find out all Kinds of Cool Stuff!
First off there is many people making and selling Crystal Suncatchers and claiming them to be Swarovski Crystals, but are selling them very cheaply, if you find someone selling crystals very cheaply they are not Swarovski Crystals more than likely. Swarovski Crystals truly are the best crystals in the world far superior in quality to any other crystals. They are a bit more expensive but worth every extra penny. I use only Swarovski Crystals here and if for some reason I was to use a different shape drop or beads I will say so in my add, I won’t lie to you.
My suncatchers are made with very attractive professional quality durable high quality silver pearl beading wire for most suncatchers that does not kink. The super long suncatchers I will use a strong clear fishing line. I use the finest quality materials to make my suncatchers such as sterling silver beading crimps to secure your suncatcher to the line and silver hooks to hang your suncatchers on your patio or home as well silver lobster claws for your car. Choose Swarovski Crystals when you want the best! They will outshine the cheaper crystals and you will love the sparkle. Each Suncatcher comes in a Cute Organza Drawstring Bag. Gift Boxes are available for purchase here.
Kat Loves Rainbows!
Suncatchers and Color Meanings
Christian Color Meanings
Blue -- Heaven
I personally am not into Chakra so I don't know much about it, but here is some helpful information if you are into Chakra about color meanings.
Violet enhances creativity, Indigo Strengthens intuition, Blue improves communication, Green provides balance and harmony, Yellow increases perception, Orange promotes indepedence
Choose Swarovski Crystals when you want the best! They will outshine the cheaper crystals and you will love the sparkle
What is AB beads? (Aurora Borealis) and it's one of the most popular Swarovski® crystal coatings. It gives off a beautiful shimmering rainbow, or mother-of-pearl effect. These special coatings are bonded chemically to the outer surface of the Swarovski® crystals for a more brilliant effect.
Aurora Borealis 'AB' is not a color but special coating finish, Aurora Borealis is available on many of the most popular crystal colors
Aurora Borealis finish, not only increases the brilliance of each crystal, this special application also produces color changes, as a direct result of variations, in the quality of light that falls upon it.
The 'Aurora Borealis' coating itself, consists of a metallic finish applied to a crystal surface using water. A very thin metallic particle sheen is adhered to the glass resulting in a significant enhancement to the crystal's overall brilliance and dramatic color changes.
These chromatic variations are dependant on the underlying crystal color and their intensity is affected by background light conditions. Spectral effects similar to those created when sunlight falls on oily water can also be seen.
The color variations range through the spectrum from light, almost imperceptible, blues to the deepest warm hues. The actual visible color changes depend greatly on the individual crystal cut, dimensions and color choice, as well as ambient light conditions but in general, darker backgrounds, tend to produce warm 'fire-like' colors, oranges, yellows, gold, reds and ambers. While in contrast, 'light' conditions produce ethereal blues, greens, lilac, purple and tones with a sense of unbounded 'space'. When applied to each crystal color particular specific variations can be seen, but in all, the 'Aurora Borealis' finish results in a stunning and brilliant display.
Swarovski Austrian Crystal is the finest quality, full-lead crystal you can find. Swarovski crystals are faceted with tremendous precision, creating beautiful prisms. These crystal gemstones come in an extensive range of shapes, sizes and colors. Swarovski Crystal is truly unmatched in quality and distinction, and have been producing crystals for over 100 years. Any crystal that is 28mm or larger that is full lead content will have a logo in the crystal. (This is what I have been told). For the most part this is true.
Swarovski Crystals are made in Austria. Swarovski makes two brands, Swarovski Strass, Spectra is the other brand and is lead free. Both brands make excellent rainbows due to the index of refraction and the angles they are cut. Swarovski Crystals are known throughout the world for their brilliance and for their famous figurines. The crystals are used in chandeliers', jewelry and other things. I love making things with the crystals.
Rainbow rainbow in the sky please tell me why you're so high up there in the pretty blue sky?
I know why you're up there in the sky
My God has put you there as a promise to his people
Your colors are so beautiful, bright and true
I gaze at you with mystified eyes
The wonders of Gods ways will always amaze
I stand, watch and gaze and give praise to God who has blessed us with wonders beyond what we could ever imagine.
Who Created Rainbows? God created the rainbow
Rainbow: Symbolizes God's promises (Rev. 4:3) Covenant (Gen 9:13 and 16).
How I make the Rainbow Suncatchers
How I make the Rainbow Suncatchers..... (Some Styles) I now have many many styles these days but the old styles are made the following way - three round faceted Swarovski Crystal balls on the top and will change from Suncatcher to Suncatcher the middle round crystal might be clear or colored depending on the beads I have in my bead box. The three round faceted beads will compliment the suncatcher so you don't have to worry about that. Because all the colors are not easily available when I need them or want them in the faceted rounds I cannot say for certain what bead color will be placed on the top of the suncatcher.
A unique and one of kind your suncatcher is made especially for you as soon as you order it, they are not made up ahead of time. 10 to 14 Lily Strass Octagon beads in the center resemble the colors of the rainbow and swirl around and around with the focal point at the bottom and three round beads at the top. Each Suncatcher is strung on Stern Fishing line, Tiger Tail with a metal hook for hanging in your home or silver pearl beading wire to hang in your car which is very attractive and strong. I also use sterling silver crimp beads to secure the suncatcher on the beading line or beading wire.
Hang your pretty suncatcher in a sunny window and watch the rainbows across your room. It's amazing and wonderful....you can't stop gazing! The kids will love them and so will you! You can alternately have your suncatcher made to hang in your car and I use a strong professional silver pearl beading wire with a hook to hang them in the rearview mirror.
The center beads are one holed Lily Octagons used in Chandeliers and other things too and they are also Swarovski logo etched. One needs a jewelers loop to find the logo at times in Lily Octagons especially the darker ones, but the logos are there when you look at the beads in the light it's not a scratch. I may use the following colors to make up the rainbow in the suncatchers and are as follows perhaps Antique Green AB which is Aurora Borealis and is one of the most popular Swarovski® crystal coatings. It gives off a beautiful shimmering rainbow, or mother-of-pearl effect. These special coatings are bonded chemically to the outer surface of the Swarovski® crystals for a more brilliant effect, next is Bordeaux red, dark topaz gold, light topaz, sapphire blue, rosalin pink and emerald green, blue violet purple and other purple colors and also rosalin pink. I also have other color Lilly Octagons, but are not used in the Rainbow Suncatchers, peridot green and clear beads. Some suncatchers are not logo etched usually crystals that are less then 28mm or the non strass components are not logo etched. Usually I try to post in each add if it is a strass or not.
Of course you will find other suncatchers that I make completely different from the above description.
What are the colors in a Rainbow?
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet
A Rainbow of Lily Octagon Beads - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and blue violet are the colors of a rainbow -
Above are the colors available of the one hole lily beads you may choose your own colors on most suncatchers
The Colors Available in the Strass Lily Octagons are as follows: starting from top to bottom, Antiuqe Green, Peridot Green, Dark Green (emerald), Light Blue, Dark Blue, Gold (Orange), Crystal Clear, Crystal AB, Red, Blue Violet (Purple), Light Violet, Pink, Yellow, Black and Silver Night (a silvery blackish color)
Here are the round beads I might use to make your suncatcher, you cannot choose the round beads, the round beads are what I have on hand, the reason for this is because each color is not readily available.
~Two Holed Lily Octagon Beads~
Above are the two holed lily beads I have available, I use these beads on the ladder suncatchers.
The gift presenyment is almost just as important as the gift itself.
Small Jewelry Boxes
Cute Christmas Boxes Used for Holiday and Winter Items are free when your purchase holiday items.
It was in another century, indeed another world, in which a young man from Bohemia, Daniel Swarovski, invented and patented a machine, enabling him to cut crystals with the outmost precision.
The first publication on the brand Daniel Swarovski “A World of Beauty” is launched, giving an insight into the creative vision behind Daniel Swarovski and the impact of crystal on the world of fashion and interior design.
Swarovski Fashion Rocks is staged in Monte Carlo – a major charity gala that couples rock stars and leading fashion designers.
www.thecrystalweb.org, a virtual museum, online playground and source of information is given a new navigation system called Liquid. Swarovski develops the XILION, a crystal with alternating sizes of facets that enhance the refraction of light for even more sparkle.
André Heller designs a number of new Chambers of Wonder for the Swarovski Crystal Worlds.
Runway Rocks – a range of jewellery for the catwalk – is created in cooperation with leading designers.
Taking chandeliers seriously as an art form, the Crystal Palace Collection is launched, complete with contemporary interpretations of the classic chandelier by Ron Arad and Tord Boontje. Avant-garde lighting creations are added to the collection by renowned designers every year.
Swarovski Creative Service Centers, which provide business customers with trend consulting, inspiration and product information, are opened in São Paulo and Dubai as part of a global network including centers in Wattens (1995), Paris (1999), New York (1999), London (2000) and Milan (2000).
A joint venture between Swarovski and Golay results in Signity, a brand for precision-cut synthetic and natural gemstones.
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds is opened in Wattens, Austria. Since that time, seven million people have visited the Chambers of Wonder to experience the magic of crystal with all their senses.
The Couture Line Daniel Swarovski is founded in cooperation with leading designers.
The Swarovski Crystal Society is founded for people with a passion for collecting crystal and today has over 400,000 members.
Swarovski launches its first jewelry collection: Today the Swarovski Premium Line encompasses jewelry, accessories and decorative crystal objects.
The first decorative crystal objects win the hearts of the consumer. The mouse is the first item in the branded range Swarovski Silver Crystal, which today incorporates over 160 gift items and collectables. The brilliant cut animal figurines, fruits and other decorative objects are available worldwide.
Swarovski launches a range of crystal elements for chandeliers and lighting. The pendants, which were registered in 1977 as STRASS® Swarovski® Crystal, are used today in classical chandeliers, including those in Versailles and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and for contemporary lighting elements.
In cooperation with Christian Dior, Swarovski develops Aurora Borealis, a shimmering finish that enhances the sparkle of cut crystal.
Swarovski Optik is founded, and goes on to become a leading manufacturer of precision optical instruments for hunting and nature observation.
Glass reflectors are developed to improve visibility and safety on the road. Today Swareflex is one of the leading producers of road safety products.
Sew-on crystal-studded ribbons are launched, providing fashion and accessory manufacturers with new design possibilities.
Tyrolit is founded in Schwaz, Austria to capitalise on Swarovski’s experience with grinding tools. Today, Tyrolit as the leading brand for innovation and technology is synonymous with all conceivable applications within the realms of grinding technology.
Daniel Swarovski founds his company in Wattens, Austria. His vision is to make crystals that provide people with pleasure, and to take what is good and improve it still further – a principle that his company adheres to, to this day.
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