To the sunny side of life with suncatchers.

While wind chimes create soothing sounds for your ears, suncatchers are a sight for sore eyes. And more. Discover their joys, make them a part of yours.

A suncatcher is a decorative piece of glass, mineral, or other see-through material that is hung in a window to bring in and disperse the sun’s rays on the walls of a room. While this definition might make them seem prosaic, the ones we are about to introduce you to definitely are anything but boring. 

Suncatchers come in many shapes, sizes and colours. They are made of many different types of materials.  Some of the more popular materials used include stained glass, coloured glass, beads, and crystal. They are the optical equivalent of a wind chime. 

When a suncatcher is placed in direct sunlight or near a bright light, it disperses the light into colorful rainbows and light flecks that scatter around the room. That’s why they are often referred to as rainbow makers. The light isn’t just reflected, the suncatcher ‘catches’ the light, splits it, and disperses it around the room. It can bring infuse the energy of the sun into areas that need them.

Suncatchers have been used by many to bring good Feng Shui into the home or workplace. The little rainbows and light flecks dancing on your walls brought to you by the suncatcher are like a little reminder that there is reason to be sunny.

While wind chimes create soothing sounds for your ears, suncatchers are a sight for sore eyes. And more. Discover their joys, make them a part of yours.   

WHAT A HOOT: A gorgeous work of art is this eye-catching (and sun-catching) suncatcher created by Kaleidoscope Stained Glass Studio using pre-stained Spectrum glass using Tiffany-style stained glass technique. Listen to the wise owl. It will brighten your life in more ways than just arty.              

CALL OF THE PEACOCK: This handcrafted work of solar-wooing art by the unusually-named January 01 Design Studio is hard to take your eyes off. It contains hand cut pieces of stained glass that are composed together to form this beautiful design and life-enhancer. It’s your call now.                


BUTTERFLY EFFECT: A warmer, more pleasing, and less confounding avatar of the butterfly effect awaits you when you say hello to this handcrafted, radiant, and exquisite suncatcher by January 01 Design Studio.



LAMP LOVE: Traditionally, a kandeel is a lantern with a wooden framework and covered in coloured matte or glossy papers. These lanterns are generally hung in front of homes during the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali. Taking inspiration from the same is this suncatcher by January 01 Design Studio. Brighten your life.         

OUTFOXED: There are many ways to outfox the gloom. A suncatcher is one of the more interesting and eye-catching devices to do this with. Speaking of which, this adorable and creative suncatcher by Kaleidoscope Stained Glass Studio is worth investigating in greater detail for this reason. And then some. Go places.

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Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.

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