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Fairy on Moon with Shooting Star Weathervane

Crescent Moon and Fairy with Lollipops Weather Vane


The design for our Fairy on Moon with Shooting Star and Lollipops Weathervane is a variation of a number of our design elements. This lovely client had perused our website with the goal of  creating a magical weather vane to be mounted on a two story barn, the second floor of which is a kids playroom for her grandchildren. She wanted the dangling stars to represent her children, and the six lollipops to represent her six grand babies. Such a proud gramma.

This is a detailed swell-bodied weathervane, fabricated in copper. The colors of the six balloons are enamel, which works well in smaller areas. The Fairy and the Moon each have colored glass eyes. Also included are ‘Lucky Pennies’ from important dates in the family: each balloon has a penny from the year of a grandchild’s birth sealed inside. The dangling stars have pennies from the year of the children’s births, which our customer enjoyed proposing she would be doubling the Luck by wishing on a star. This is truly a family heirloom!

Optional Gold Leaf gilding was requested for the fairy’s skin and wing details, as well as on all of the stars and the comet stripes. This design would also look good with the Moon gilded in Palladium Leaf. Gilding creates bright pleasing elements as the copper of the the weather vane weathers and will last for many years.

You will also see that a Security Device (the little ‘ears’ above the directionals) was requested to prevent the sculpture piece from being separated from the rod in severe storms.

We loved this project for so many reasons. The design is at once complex and sweet. It was a great project for our master artisans. And the end result is just a delight. As the requested Inscription in the comet’s tail says,