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Design of ‘Truman’, the Michael’s Golden Retriever.
Details are hand embossed into the copper from the outside.
One the detail is done, the design is puffed out and textured by the repousse technique.
Each half is leveled on the bench to ensure the two sides will mate properly.
The two halves of Truman are done and ready to be soldered together.
Soldering the body together.
Assembled. primed, and ready for gold leaf.
Truman gets a shiny coat of gold leaf.
The completed Golden Retriever ‘Truman’ Weathervane.
“Here’s the weathervane, it’s so beautiful! This picture was taken on Christmas Eve, we don’t usually get snow here in the south and I thought these pictures would be perfect. We love it! Thank you so much!” -Nita