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Artisan’s Discovery – Suncatcher

Last weekend I had the opportunityto meet some artisans in Drummondville at a handmade market. The creativities and talents were up to to roof. One of my discoveries is Suncatcher. Native American introduced us to the Dreamcatcher, an object made of a woven web inside of a hoop, known to protect ill infants. A Suncatcher, also called lightcatcher, is rumored to be originated from Southwest Native Americans and is made of stained glass originally. It is used as a decorative piece next to a window. A light source such as sunlight passing through the window, the glass or crystal reflects the light into the indoor space, usually onto a wall. Some creators combine the wind chimes and the suncatcher to provide the visual and audio effect in the area.

In the spritual healing world, we like to transform the positive energy from the sun and the light into our lives. Therefore, some artisans used gemstones to emphasize the light therapy, also named Chromotherapy in medicine. According to a research A Critical Analysis of Chromotherapy and Its Scientific Evolution published in Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, “Chromotherapy is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases. It is a centuries-old concept used successfully over the years to cure various diseases.” The key takeaway is tha tthe nature provideds us a lot of resources. The benefits of emerging ourselves in the nature have yet to be articulated completely as our researches keep going.

I have been personally fasinated by the combination of the metal frame, chains and the glass/crystal balls and stones. Here are recommended pieces that I would like to share with you. I hope we find some pleasure and balance in our daily lives with the gifts from the nature.

Suncatcher Ginko Leaf Window Crystal Prism, home decor gift, lightcatcher

EgreHunt's Suncatcher on Etsy

EgreHunt’s Suncatcher on Etsy

Suncatcher – Irish Gift – Crystal + Wood Moon – Thank you gift – Window Hanging – Rainbow Maker

ArtwoodIreland's Suncatcher on Etsy

ArtwoodIreland’s Suncatcher on Etsy

Sarcaluna's Suncatcher

Sacraluna’s Suncatcher

Rachel from Jasper & Gemini

Jasper&Gemini's Suncatcher

Jasper&Gemini’s Suncatcher

Extended Reading: Sun-Catcher Myths and Magic, by We Are Star Stuff

Dream Catchers, by Museum of Onatrio Archaeology

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