Dragonfire Beads Online


Found in the heart of the KZN Midlands Meander is a delightful and passionate team of ladies under the guidance of Barbara Magrath who runs and operates Dragon Fire Beads.

Situated only 3km away from the Howick Tweedie N3 offramp it is very easy to find and worth the stop over en route to JHB or Durban. Being one of the first stops on the famous Midlands Meander route there is no excuse to not explore this gem. 

Come and watch Barbara and her team make the most amazing Murano Glass beads and jewelry pieces. The magic happens behind the gas torches, also referred to as the Dragons Fire. Barbara and her team encourage visitors to watch whilst they make their next prized glass creation.  

Every piece of jewelry is hand crafted using the original Venetian glass lampwork technique and no two pieces are identical. Unique styles include elements of  our African Landscapes and South African seashores to name a few. Come in and see what Mermaids Eyes look like if ever you should swim into one.

The quint sales office and combined workshop is part of the Tweedie Junction Shop network and offers a range of affordable and vibrant Murano Glass Jewelry pieces (which include bracelets, necklaces, ear ring sets, pendants and the very popular Annabella beads for your charm bracelet).

There is always such a relaxed vibe and with the permanent smell of freshly ground coffee hanging in the air from the adjacent neighbors sought after coffee grind, its the ideal place to stretch the legs, browse for a while and experience a special Meander moment.

 So come and visit!

How long will my delivery take?

All products are hand made and craftsmanship should never be rushed. Please allow 2 business days for the piece/pieces to be made. From there the order will be dispatched to reach you within an additional 2-3 business days. So from date of order approximately 5 business days.
Who will deliver to me and should I be doing something else?

We use various established and reliable courier services that will deliver to your gate. We will communicate with you prior to delivery so that you know when to expect them. Please have someone present as to avoid a missed delivery. We know about that disappointing feeling when precious cargo is delayed.
I don't want a home delivery, what are my options?

We can deliver to your local post office box or any other address you may prefer. Post office services are outside of our control and can take a little while longer then most courier deliveries. We are very flexible.
What if I pay but my delivery never reaches me?

If your order, for whatever reason fails to reach you, we will send you a replacement order at no additional cost to yourself. 
Is there a Warranty on the Murano Glass Jewelry?

Yes! Our hand made pieces are annealed to make them more robust and give you peace of mind. We have a standard 6 month replacement warranty that in the event of poor workmanship or failure due to inferior materials, we will replace the unit for you at our cost. If you experience this send us a photo so that we can make a further assessment before returning the piece.
Does Murano Glass Jewelry break easily?

Our Murano Glass pieces are annealed in a special curing oven to make them harder. They can still break if extensively man handled or severely dropped. As with any jewelry extra care should always be taken.
What are the clasps and ear loops made of?

Unless otherwise stated all pieces are manufactured with clasps or loops that are electroplated finished metals. Sterling Silver is available in select ranges and on special request. Please ask if you are unsure.