New Project - Wind spinners

toomuchglass(5)August 16, 2010

This popped into my head one night - hhhmmmmm.......something that spins with the wind.

I made these 2 "prototypes" to see if it worked - and I'll be darned - it does !! They spin in the breeze ! These are really rough - my soldering is sloppy & I see how I could improve them.

This is the first one I made :

The leaves are from the GW ... The marble on top is the pivot point that makes it spin.

Here's my second one -- I decided to use a solar light on the top of the spinner. (Also has GW leaves & plastic beads ) It spins & sparkles in the sun.

Like I said - these really need tweaking - but the idea is there !

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goldenpond((Vero.Beach FL 9b))

How pretty and just in time for fall!
tanya

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 4:31PM
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mmebrady

they are really beautiful!!! nice job!!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 4:46PM
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shrillmtb

Those are fantastic! I am drooling over those leaves, they're so pretty - and what a great way to use them!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 6:15PM
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sunnyca_gw

I love the 1st 1, I see nothing wrong with it except possibly some of solder area shows,I think so just a dab of paint in bronze would cover that. I might be wrong as I can't get it to blow up bigger. Anyway I think it's great!! I just got a leaf thing from TS. Has 3 leaves on it in copper but I don't know if I could solder or not. Did you solder leaves so center has a circle that slips over the pole so it can spin? 2nd is nice too with the light. I would love the solar light with leaves on 1st 1.Perfection! Oh, what were the leaves in their other life? Jan

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 7:58PM
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Marlene Kindred

What a great idea! LOVE the first one especially with the maple leaves and marble topper....great job! We will need instructions though!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 9:20PM
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grandma_cindy(5)

Very very nice. Love the one with the beads!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 9:59PM
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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

Beautiful as they are!! Would also complement a gorgeous fall arrangement. Super idea!!
-Sprout

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 10:35PM
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nanatricia

Those are cool !!!!!!!!!!Love them!!!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 11:11PM
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jeannespines

Cool idea, toomuch! I love the copper leaves on these projects and the spinning idea. Copper seems to be in my mind lately (since painting the Dutch Windmill & accenting it with copper. Just got a copper planter on clearance sale at Lowe's ... & the other day a big fiberglass copper looking one, too! I love recycling metal leaves on my Barnwood Blooms, too. So, as I've rattled on...you may be able to tell that I love your copper leaves & ideas! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 11:37PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Very cool! Sparkle and movement in the garden. What more could you want?

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 2:10AM
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kelly_oh(OH z6)

LOVE THEM!! I've been wanting a spinner for my yard for a while, but I don't want to pay what they want for them!!! PLEASE - instructions, I can't even begin to figure out how you've done the spinning part!!!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 12:37PM
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gmadeb

I love them! I love anything copper! Great for fall!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 7:14PM
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marleneann(Buderim, Australia.)

What a great idea.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 6:19AM
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oldcrafty(8)

WOW.... those are just gorgeous and such an imagination and know-how to make it all work!!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 11:18AM
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doedoe2

WOW---They are both great I love them both. Hope you will give
instructions for them.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2010 at 8:03PM
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