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A collaborative design between Dave Ferro and Kristin Saunders.
The sides of the main tail are first. The pieces of copper are hand cut from sheet copper then annealed by flame to dead soft for sculpting.
The indented lines between the shooting star’s tails are tapped in by chasing the lines into the copper.
Texture and the basic form are hammered into the piece.
Both sides of the tail are textured and shaping is next.
The faces of the twin crescent moons finial is hand sculpted.
Each moon Is tinned then soldered together to form a hollow bodied piece.
The main elements of the weathervane figure are ready to be assembled.
Assembling the Shooting Star Weathervane.
Highly scientific shooting star trials.
The moons were previously tinned and the copper elements have now been bronzed so Matt is priming the areas to be gilded.
Laying the 23 karat gold leaf on the shooting star.
The custom premium directionals with the letters primed and ready for gold leaf.
The Completed Shooting Star Weathervane