A suncatcher, also known as a light-catcher, is a piece of stained glass artwork hung in or near a window to collect the natural daylight from outside. Suncatchers are designed to be a visual enjoyment, and their designs span from abstract patterns to images of nature, such as flowers or birds.
They are often brightly coloured, with at least three or four different hues included in the design. Suncatchers often have some sort of hanging mechanisms, such as a simple hook or a tiny chain.
Are Suncatchers made out of glass only?
While suncatchers are frequently associated with stained glass artwork, many are constructed of plastic or thin, painted glass. Suncatchers made of glass and plastic are both mass manufactured and handmade.
Numerous stained glass craftsmen create suncatchers in various sizes, from little round window decorations to massive ceiling-hung panels. Suncatcher craft kits are also famous, particularly with children. They are often constructed of plastic painted with special translucent paint.
How Suncatchers are Used?
Suncatchers that are mass-produced are very popular and frequently combined into other products. A suncatcher may be used to decorate indoor and outdoor spaces, such as candles, wind chimes, and different garden ornaments. Any suncatcher’s attraction comes from its translucent hues, which become aesthetically beautiful when light shines through them.
When mounting a suncatcher in a window, bear the object’s weight in mind. Genuine stained-glass windows will weigh far more than those made of plastic or even painted glass. When installing a stained glass suncatcher in a window, it should be securely fastened to the top of the window frame using a hook.
Suction cup-mounted suncatchers that are less in weight and made of plastic can be securely hung in a window. Indoors, suncatchers of a larger size can be hung from the ceiling above a half wall or divider or from the interior edge of a bay window. As long as a suncatcher effectively captures incoming light, it can be used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of almost any place.