Dichroic Glass Butterfly Necklace
Alighting with all the promise of spring, our sparkling butterfly celebrates new life and the wonders of transformation. A dazzling marriage of hope and stunning beauty.
The resplendence of dichroic glasswork dates all the way back to 4th century Rome, where it was prized for its ability to change color in the light. The term dichroic refers to controlled wavelengths of light that combine to create a fascinating iridescent sheen.
- Dichroic glass and sterling silver fittings
- Approximately 0.5" H x .75" W (1.25 x 1.9 cm)
- Pendant Only -- $16.95
- With 18" (45.7 cm) Rope Chain -- $21.95
- With 18" (45.7 cm) Snake Chain -- $26.95
- Made in Mexico
Due to the unique nature of dichroic glass, colors vary slightly.
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May 4, 2013 - Gorgeous!
January 2, 2013 - This made a great stocking stuffer along with several other gifts that I purchased for my daughter from your site. Really pretty little necklace and I like the fact that the purchase helped animals in need. Keep up the good work that you do!
In 2003 Johana Vazques was a single mom in Guadalajara struggling to support five children on her own when she heard about Dichrodreams -- a local enterprise which taught locals the art of dichroic glassmaking. Johana entered the training program and was soon making beautiful jewelry. She began earning a living wage, and her family's future changed forever.
Johana puts it this way: "Through my hard and skilled work I have been able to give food, shelter, education, and medical attention to my five kids. Two of the older ones now work in the company. It has been a world of opportunities for all of us."
Iridescent dichroic glass is made by combining crystal and metal at high heat, an art form that originated in ancient Rome. The artisans of Dichrodreams took the craft a step further by incorporating sterling silver into the mix in 1999, experimenting with new techniques. The result is an exceptional work of art. Today Dichrodreams jewelry is sold in 55 countries, making it a leader in the dichroic glass and silver jewelry industry.
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