Rainbow makers are becoming very fashionable. The concept is simple; an appropriately shaped crystal is hung in the window and when the sunlight catches it the beams of light are refracted into rainbows.
Some Feng Shui practioners use the crystal rainbow makers to help the flow of chi by windows. Feng Shui teaches it is best to sit or sleep facing an open area or window – as represented by the phoenix – and some practioners believe that the rainbow makers can accentuate the benefit of a small windows.
Rainbow makers are also simply but effectively used to add light or interest to a room.
In particular, a set of rather fetching designs by the inventor David Dear of Kikkerland have proven to be especially popular. It is these designs that are most commonly sold by shops offering rainbow makers for sale.
The David Dear designs are solar powered. They stick to the window and when the solar panels have enough energy a motor turns the crystal. It is this turning that not only maximises the ability of the cryrstal to produce rainbows but which allows the little spots of rainbows to dance across the walls.
The crystal used in the David Dear design are Swarovksi crystals. Swarovksi do not sell the product themselves but they do allow design companies like Kikkerland to use their crystals provided quality standards and assurance are met.
Swarovski do produce a charming window ornament* which is a clear crystal disc with an amethyst heart in the middle. The crystal is suspended by a string decorated with coloured and clear crystal beads. The ornament (currently in their New Year sale*) can also refract the light and produce rainbows.
In Pure Spirit
Do you have a rainbow maker? Is it one of the David Dear designs? What tips do you have for helping the chi flow in flats or apartments with small windows?
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