While a long way from the cast iron devices seen atop the old barns and sheds in our rural areas, our appealing stained glass weathervanes work just as well in indicating wind direction and provide a uniquely spectacular ornamentation. Our stained glass weathervanes are available in polished copper or in a verdigris coating. The figures created for the decorative top that shows wind direction are a combination of stained glass and copper – either polished or coated with a verdigris finish.
One of the most interesting figures is a yawl, with the forward sail done in red stained glass, the main sail in copper and the sail off the rear mast in blue stained glass. The boat’s hull, deckhouse and keel are copper. This combination is beautiful in either polished copper or verdigris.
Another option in the stained glass weathervane collection is a disk with a narrow copper border that has a copper new moon along half of the circle with a face looking inward. The rest of the disk is filled with a dark blue stained glass plate. This disk is at the center of an arm that swivels atop the weathervane and has a star at one end and a sound sun with spiked rays on the other end.
You can also obtain a stained glass weathervane featuring the world’s fanciest arrow. Behind the copper arrowhead the shaft opens into what appear to be two stained glass heart shapes, with their points facing the front and rear of the weathervane, their curved tops against one another. These red stained glass shapes are framed in copper, as are the arrow’s tail feathers.
A stained glass weathervane will add light refraction and color to whatever ornamentation you decide to place upon. The use of stained glass in the design on the weathervane’s crest can be complemented by the use of stained glass balls lower in the assembly. The combination of color and metallic finish creates a dazzling and unique item of garden decor.