Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles

Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles

Jay Jones' arboreal copper mobiles were inspired by the tree-lined streets of Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Jay Jones

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Jay Jones created by

Jay Jones

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Windblown Art

Create a peaceful respite indoors or out with this Calder-inspired copper mobile by artist Jay Jones. Inspired by the tree-lined streets of his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina, Jones casts real ginkgo and maple leaves to create his elegant copper mobiles. He hammers each leaf by hand and torches the edges to bring out subtle hues of amber, gold, saffron, and lavender. He suspends the finished leaves on slender steel arms that twirl gracefully with the slightest breeze. As the mobile turns, the autumnal leaves flutter just so, catching the sun's rays at various angles and casting glimmers around it. Handmade in North Carolina.

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Made in North Carolina

Jay Jones

created by

Jay Jones

location

North Carolina

Calmness moves Jay Jones. “I find that I’m most inspired when I’m in a museum,” he says. “Most of the time, I’m bombarded by noise and distractions. Museums are usually cool and quiet places.” That sense of stillness—and gentle movement—is reflected in his delicate copper mobiles. Jay’s pieces have been known to have a nearly hypnotic effect. “I was participating in a gift show when a girl of 5 or 6 came into my booth and just stood there looking at my work,” says the Greensboro-based artist. When her mother said she liked the mobiles too but didn’t know where they would put one in their home, Jay recalls, “The young girl said without hesitation, ‘Don’t worry Mom, the house will tell you where it needs to go.’”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
copper, copper coated steel
Measurements
24" L x 24" W
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Notes
Hanging wire included.
Item ID
25137

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UncommonGoodsBlowing Leaves Copper Mobiles
 
4.7

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (49)
  • Visible at A distance (35)
  • Easy to secure (28)
  • Weather proof (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Porch (17)
  • Garden (11)
  • Back yard (9)
  • Front yard (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (39), Budget shopper (8), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (30), No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Nice

There was no mentioned of whether there was some coating on the mobile to protect it from tarnishing from fingerprints or moisture and weather. As a result, I had to coat it with something...Read complete review

There was no mentioned of whether there was some coating on the mobile to protect it from tarnishing from fingerprints or moisture and weather. As a result, I had to coat it with something and that weighs it down so it is not as mobile. the slightest breeze does not cause it to move. ALSO description is bad about how low this hangs. It includes a very thin wire to hang it from, probably about 4 or 5 feet of it. PLEASE UPDATE DESCRIPTION OF COATING AND LENGTH

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

3rd Time's a Charm

Beautiful product when it finally showed up.

Beautiful product when it finally showed up.

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5.0

Loved these leaves!

By 

from Farmington Hills, MI

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • The shiny copper should develop a lovely patina
  • Visible At A Distance
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

      Mom loved this! It blends in well with the foliage surroundings but stands out because of the design and finish.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was very prompt and the delivery cost was very reasonable.

       
      5.0

      Peaceful, beautiful and unique

      By 

      from Chicago

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Secure
      • Visible At A Distance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom

        Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

        I wanted to treat myself to a birthday gift that would encourage mindfulness. I spend a lot of time in my small studio, so something that brings more peace and beauty to the space is cherished. It looks amazing, it is always commented on, and because it is light for something so sturdy, it was very easy to hang. It's beautiful when it catches the light, and I particularly love the shadows it makes on the wall behind it when my lamp is pointed at it. Watching those patterns move is mesmerizing. There were a number of gingko trees on my block growing up (I even get a tiny bit nostalgic for their terrible smell, ha), so this item is exactly what I was looking for.

        I wish it came with a small eyebolt for hanging, but I stuck an extra screw I had partially into my ceiling, made a tightening loop with the wire so it would hug the head of the screw, and it's been hanging fine. (That said, I hung it indoors, so if you're putting it somewhere with wind you might want a sturdier set up.)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful!

        By 

        from berkeley ca

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Visible At A Distance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

            This was just as described and we love it - I bought it for my husband, but in truth really wanted it for myself as well :). Thank you so much!!

             
            4.0

            catches light beautifully

            By 

            from Ohio

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Visible At A Distance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • interior

              Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

              Fills a space in a stairway landing and helps highlight an accent wall. Catches the light nicely. Will look forward to summer and seeing it move when the AC is on.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              This Piece of moving art is mesmerizing!

              By 

              from Alabama

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Secure
              • Visible At A Distance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Porch

                Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

                My mom has a covered porch on her house that is facing the right direction to catch the wind... oh how that beautiful mobile dances! Perfect gift!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Lovely piece!

                By 

                from Kennesaw GA

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Too shiny, but other option is too green

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Porch

                Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

                They loved it!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Excellent!

                By 

                from Michigan

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Visible At A Distance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

                    Mesmerizing! I can't wait to give this as a gift.

                     
                    5.0

                    A Perfect Gift!

                    By 

                    from Morganton, Georgia

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                    Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

                    Was described as; mesmerizing--
                    a perfect MOTHER'S Day Gift!
                    Graceful--movement is beautiful!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    So beautiful! Looks exactly right in our remodeled basement

                    By 

                    from Bernville, PA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

                    The color of the leaves on the mobile is beautiful, especially where we hung it in the sunlight!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely Delightful

                    By 

                    from Portland, OR

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Secure
                    • Visible At A Distance
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Yard
                      • Front Yard
                      • Garden
                      • Porch

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles:

                      I have the mobile hanging in my house. I love to watch the way it moves. Mesmerizing!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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