18 Crystal Suncatchers: Rainbow Makers for Your Home

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“Life throws challenges, and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.”
― Amit Ray

Crystal suncatchers – also called rainbow makers or hanging window crystals – have a way of bringing more joy and tranquility into your home. They also make wonderful housewarming gifts. You can find them in virtually every shape and style to suit your personal aesthetics and home décor. Every home should have some extra rainbow makers in addition to its rainbow-making inhabitants.

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On the topic of rainbows, here is some rainbow lore…

Rainbow Symbolism and Spirituality

Isa the Black Cat and a Rainbow Suncatcher
Isa, one of my cats, enjoys some suncatcher energy, while possibly fine tuning her third eye sensibilities.

Rainbows are one of nature’s most beautiful gifts, and not surprisingly, they’ve had symbolic and spiritual meaning in virtually every culture throughout history.

In Norse mythology, the rainbow serves as a bridge that connects Earth with “Asgard,” which is the home of the Norse Gods. To the Aboriginal people of Australia, the Creator is a rainbow snake. And in Judeo-Christian stories, the rainbow symbolizes God’s promise, dating back to the time of Noah’s Ark, when God promised that that the world wouldn’t be destroyed by another flood. And in Buddhism, the rainbow represents the highest state of consciousness before achieving Nirvana.

The Rainbow Chakra Connection

Chakras
The seven Chakras are key energy centers in our body through which our life force flows.

In Hindu, Buddhist, and New Age philosophies, the seven chakras, which represent the energy systems in the body, match the colors of the rainbow. Just as “white” sun rays hit raindrops and bend in different angles, forming the colors of the rainbow, the theory behind chakra balancing or chakra tuning – sometimes referred to as “rainbow healing” – is that it enables the light from a higher power to enter us, tone our chakras, and heal us.

But even if you don’t consider yourself a spiritual person, and you simply appreciate the science of how rainbows occur, in all likelihood – you’re willing to admit that rainbows are beautiful and that they make you feel good.

While the extraordinariness of rainbows in the sky makes them all the more special to us (even if you’re lucky enough to live in the South Pacific, where they can be quite plentiful), it’s still fun to get some extra rainbow energy into your home by putting crystal suncatchers, or rainbow makers, in your windows. Here is a selection of some of my favorites.

Swarovski Crystal Suncatchers

I’m starting this list with Swarovski crystal suncatchers because I’d like to give a shout out to Swarovski AG, the company that makes this beautiful crystal. You’ll see a number of suncatchers throughout this post that use Swarovski crystal.

Swarovski Austrian Crystal Sun DiskSwarovski is a family-owned company based in Austria. Company founder Daniel Swarovski was born in northern Bohemia in 1862 and was the son of a glasscutter. He patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass. Swarovski crystals are manmade, but utilize quartz, sand, and minerals. The exact proportion of these elements in the final crystal product is a company secret.

Swarovski crystal is special because it has the beauty and sparkle of a precious gemstone, but it’s created by a company that believes in maintaining ethical social and environmental standards. Daniel Swarovski is quoted as saying, “Supporting social and environmental projects is the obligation of any responsible company.”

Sparkles with Good Karma

Awareness has grown in recent years about the tolls that the precious gemstone trade of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and others takes on workers who mine them as well as the environment. You’ve probably heard the term “blood diamonds,” which refers to human suffering in the gemstone supply chain. (The film Blood Diamond, starring Leo DiCaprio Djimon Hounsou, is a great movie that’s set amidst this issue.) While there are organizations that are trying to build more accountability into this industry, we are still a ways off from ubiquitous fair trade and environmental sustainability certifications in the precious gemstone industry.

This is why I’m a fan of Swarovski crystal. While quartz, like precious gemstones, is a non-renewable resource, it is also one of the most commonly found minerals in the Earth’s crust. Thus, I’m happy to see that some of the artisans creating the rainbow makers shown here use recycled Swarovski crystals.

 

1. Serco Designs Swarovski Crystal Suncatchers

Oval Shaped Swarovski Crystal Suncatcher Serco Designs creates beautiful hanging window crystals in a variety of shapes. This oval-shaped suncatcher is large, over two inches, and hangs on a strand of aquamarine-colored light Azore crystals adorned with Swarovski crystal cubes.

Measurements:

  • Pendant: 1.5” wide
  • Hanging length with pendant: 13.5”

Price: ~$27.00 – $44.00

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2. Aurora Borealis Crystal Suncatchers by Serco Designs

Pendulum Aurora Borealis Swarovski Crystal Sun CatcherThis rainbow makers utilizes “Aurora Borealis” Swarovski crystals. Named for the Northern Lights, these crystals are highly iridescent and known for their intense shimmer even in low lighting.

Measurements:

  • Pendant: 3” long
  • Hanging length with pendant: 14”

Price: ~$27.00 $31.00

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Crystal Ball Sun Catchers

3. DIY Crystal Ball Window Crystals

Crystal ball suncatchersIf you like to create your own window suncatchers, or you have a creative friend who likes these types of projects, there’s a wide selection of crystal ball shaped rainbow makers in different sizes on Amazon.

Price: $8.00 – $16.68

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4. Colored Crystal Ball Sun Catchers

Blue Crystal Ball Sun CatcherCrystal ball sun catchers also come in a variety of sizes and in a rainbow of colors: red, yellow, green, blue, aquamarine, purple, pink, and clear.
Colorful Crystal Ball SuncatchersPrice: ~$9.99 – $29.00
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5. Tree of Life Hanging Crystals

Tree of Life Hanging Window Crystals

Guaranteed to make tons of rainbows, this tree of life chandelier-style suncatcher has seven crystal balls plus little glass beads. From the top of the string to the bottom, measures about 18″.

Tree of Life Hanging Window Crystals CloseupPrice: ~$10.00

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Angel Suncatchers

Angel suncatchers are a popular style, no doubt to bring that extra bit of positive energy into your home!

6. Bodhi Creations Crystal Angel Suncatchers

Crystal Guardian Sun CatcherBodhi Creations makes a variety of crystal suncatcher angels, as well as other designs, that will add some beautiful extra shimmer as sunlight pours through your window.

Price: ~$9.99

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7. Crystal Guardian Angel by Woodstock Chimes

Rainbow Guardian Angel Suncatcher by Woodstock ChimesThis Guardian Angel rainbow maker reflects the seven colors of the rainbow and the seven chakras. In addition to making beautiful suncatchers, creator Woodstock Chimes is known for their wind chimes.

Measurements:

  • Angel: 2”
  • Hanging length: 7.5”

Price: ~$34.34

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Starburst Rainbow Makers

Sunburst suncatchers are another popular style and they have exceptional rainbow-making power!

8. Purple, Blue, and Green Swarovski Crystal Starburst

Purple, Blue, and Green Swarovski Crystal StarburstThe color combination in this crystal cluster makes it a standout and the perfect adornment for your window. Heartstrings by Morgan also makes a sunburst cluster that has all seven colors of the rainbow, as well as other color combinations. Be sure to check out her store on Etsy to see more.

Hanging length: 9”

Price: ~$30.00

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9. Star Swarovski Crystal Prism with Rainbow Maker Beads

Star Swarovski Crystal Prism with Rainbow Crystal BeadsThis shining star sun catcher is 100% genuine Swarovski crystals, and the star ornament is made of an Aurora Borealis crystal prisms.

Measurements:

  • Hanging length: 10”

Price: ~$23.85

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Window Crystals in Special Shapes

Looking for a rainbow maker that’s a little different from the traditional suncatcher? Check these out!

10. Geometric Window Prisms

Rectangle Window PrismsIf you like a more contemporary look, these linear window prisms fit the bill. They’re approximately 6″ tall.

Price: ~$10.00 – $22.99

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11. Teardrop Window Crystal

Teardrop Window CrystalThis lovely teardrop-shaped window crystal is slightly iridescent. It measures about 3″ tall.

Price: ~$3.99

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12. Crystal Pineapple Suncatchers

Pineapple SuncatcherA symbol of generosity and hospitality, the pineapple makes the perfect adornment for your home and a perfect housewarming gift. Many of these crystal pineapple suncatchers are made with Swarovski crystal balls, with clustered crystal leaves.

Price: ~$11.99 – $40.00
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13. Daisy Window Crystals

These sweet daisy suncatchers are handmade with shimmering Aurora Borealis Swarovski crystals and other materials. They comes in a few different colors and sizes.

Price: ~$18.00 – $21.25

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14. Butterfly Rainbow Makers

Butterfly Rainbow MakersIf you are partial to butterflies, or you know someone for whom butterflies have special meaning, this is the perfect suncatcher. Shaped like a butterfly, it measures 1.25″ x 1″. Adorn your window with you a few and you will have rainbow making butterflies bringing special magic into your home.

Price: ~$16.00 – $25.00
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15. Moon Hanging Crystals

Moon-shape hanging crystalHD Crystals gifts makes a variety of window rainbow makers as well as crystal figurines. This unique moon-shaped crystal will look beautiful on its own or with more moon and star crystals.

Price: ~$8.99 – $20.99

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16. Seashell Rainbow Maker

Seashell Window CrystalIf you love the sea or have someone in your life who does, this scallop-shaped window crystal fits the bill. Paired with some star-shaped crystals, you’ll bring a little mermaid magic into your home.

Measures about 2″x2″

Price: ~$16.80

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Rainbow Colors and Chakra Crystal Prisms

17. Swarovski Crystal Window Prism with Rainbow Beaded Strand

Swarovski Crystal Prism Pyramid SuncatcherMany of the suncatchers highlighted above have rainbow colored versions. The seven colors of the rainbow correspond with your seven energy chakras, as well as the seven notes in the major scale. Given this, I think listening to music, dancing, and inviting more rainbows into your life is always a good idea! I particularly love this crystal prism suncatcher by Heartstrings by Morgan, which hangs from a long strand of Swarovski crystal beads in 36 different colors.

Measurements:

  • Pyramid crystal prism: 1.4” x 1.4” and 0.6” deep at the base
  • Hanging length: 9.5”

Price: ~$72.00

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18. Solar-Powered Rainbow Maker Suncatcher

And for those times when you just want to kick back and watch rainbows dance around your room (without having to get up to twirl your suncatcher), there is an “extra” solar-powered version by Kirkland Design.

You can see it in action in this video:

Price: ~$68.98

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May your day be filled with sunshine, rainbows, and positive energy!

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