Wind spinner basics ( for those who asked )
I went to the hardware store & they had solid rods and hollow tubes - so I played with them untill I found one that fits right over the rod with no wobbling .
First I wrapped the marble with wire and attached it to the tube so it wouldn't move. The little bit of curve on the
marble that sits down inside the tube will be the pivot point for the whole top that slides down over the rod .
Now the tube with the attached marble can slide down over the rod and spin. If it doesn't spin - you can glue an upside down thumbtack to the top of the rod - that way the pivot is on the marble & against the point of the tack. The less surface area touching - the better for no friction.
I used copper wire & those copper leaves to make the 3 sides of the spinner . The leaves are large enough to catch the wind. I soldered mine - but I bet JB Weld Putty would do just as good. You can always add stuff to cover up the putty.
The solar light has the same idea - a marble glued into the bottom of the light so it can pivot on the rod.
The ideas are endless... I'm out of copper leaves - maybe beer can flowers can be on the next one !