The DH helped with the soldering of the copper pipe(-: He even cut out the leaves. He has some talent that boy!
The leaves are made out of copper sheeting. I had a piece left over from the gold fish. Geez have you priced that stuff lately? When we bought it, it was about 12-18 dollars a sheet. It is around 50.00 dollars now! Yikesy! I guess that means that glass plate flower is pretty valuable(-: The copper pipe I already had and we bought fittings to hook it all together!
Speaking of putting it together...I bought the plates at the dollar store. I drilled each glass plate and used an antique ceramic electric fence insulator (Thanks to my GJ Friends) for the finishing touch. I put a bolt though each piece and bolted it to a copper cap. The copper cap was soldered to an elbow and then soldered onto the copper pipe. That litle flower is not blowing off there, no sir-ee!
The best part about these glass plate flowers? No need for water, fertilizer or pruning. They will look just beautiful no matter where they are planted!