Handmade Fused Glass Sun Catcher - Small Chakra
Natroma Fused Glass Designs are handmade by Sarah (Natroma's Founder). I'm not an artist, but I enjoy being creative and working with my hands. I originally began glass fusing in 2016 because I wanted to make unique glass soap dishes for my soaps. I've developed my experience and knowledge of working with glass in the kiln, and now make a wider variety of fused glass items. I love the way fused glass sparkles and glistens when it's displayed in sunlight in the Natroma shop. My inspiration comes from holistic imagery and the natural beauty in my garden and local countryside.
I use a variety of transparent and opaque glass to create my designs, and they look beautiful when hung in a bright window. I design each piece and cut my selected glass by hand. Sometimes I paint the glass with glass enamels, before adding more glass to add texture. Each design is fired in a kiln for up to 24 hours reaching temperatures of up to 800OC, and I carefully control the firing process so the glass melts and forms a texture before it is slowly cooled. The final glass pieces are polished and the shiny glass surface is tactile, so you can run your fingers across the surface and feel the shape of the flowers, vegetation and insects. Each piece is finished by hand, and is threaded onto a strong nylon thread with faceted glass beads.
These Chakra Sun Catchers are small, bar shapes and feature the rainbow colours that are associated with the chakras. They are laid out in the typical chakra colours (the base is red, moving through to oranges, yellows, greens, blue, amethyst and clear as the crown chakra). Even if you're not into the chakras, the rainbow of colours looks attractive. Each sun catcher is handmade by me, and will be completely unique. We always have Chakra sun catchers available for inspection in our Stourbridge shop. For this page, the sun catcher was photographed against a white background with overhead lights, but the glass colours will vary on different computer screens. Each sun catcher will look brighter once it is hung in sunlight in a window, and the camera cannot capture the way that transparent fused glass glistens in sunlight.
Each sun catcher is a genuine 'one off so there may be subtle differences to the image shown on this page. There is a metal hanging loop embedded in side the glass at the top of each sun catcher and a nylon hanging thread has been threaded through the loop with faceted glass beads. Each rainbow sun catcher is cut by hand so may vary slightly in size. I hope you enjoy owning these unique sun catchers or perhaps gifting them, as much as I enjoyed creating them.
Approximate Glass Size: 6cm (tall) x 2-3cm (width) x 0.5-1cm (depth) on a long thread with faceted glass beads and a circular metal hanging loop.
Each sun catcher will be dispatched in an organza gift bag, and will be wrapped in paper tissue to protect the glass during transit.