Praying Mantis Stake

Catherine Murphy crafts her playful praying mantis from hand-shaped mottled copper pieces.
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Catherine Murphy

$58.00

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Catherine Murphy

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Captivated by copper's warm, autumnal color and its malleable qualities, Catherine Murphy and her team have transformed this ubiquitous metal--used to create American's smallest coinage, the penny--into one-of-a-kind artworks. Using a hammer, vise, anvil, and oxy-acetylene torch, they fold, forge, and anneal copper transforming it into a three-dimensional interpretation of a playful praying mantis. Propped on an extra tall garden stake, this rare critter will be easy to spot as he peers over your yard or garden, greeting visitors with his enchanting, hand-crafted character. Handmade in North Carolina.

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Made in North Carolina

Catherine Murphy

created by

Catherine Murphy

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“Like attracts like, as well as inspires it.”

Growing up in a military family, Catherine Murphy spent her childhood discovering new places around the world and every locale's characteristic outdoor sites. Each time she sits down to create a new piece, however, the metalworker pictures it living in her favorite place in the world: "a fabulous garden," she says, adding that she's "amazed and inspired by life in the garden.”

Her nature-themed wire copper sculptures only serve to make the green spaces themselves more amazing. In fact, it’s that merging of her two loves that "feeds my soul and keeps me motivated," she says. And if the North Carolina resident ever gets stuck, all she needs to do is go outside. "When those moments come up, my go-to spot is a bench by the river," she says. "Living in the mountains and working beside a river make for a wealth of inspiration."

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Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
copper
Measurements
8.5" L x 6" W x 9" H; Stake: 36" H
Care
Finished with a clear coat, designed for year-round outdoor use.
Item ID
21592

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UncommonGoodsPraying Mantis Stake
 
4.7

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (109)
  • Easy to secure (64)
  • Visible at A distance (62)
  • Weather proof (52)
  • Unique (4)

Cons

  • Bends/blows away (4)

Best Uses

  • Garden (92)
  • Back yard (71)
  • Front yard (65)
  • Porch (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (92), Budget shopper (10), High-end shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (89), No (20)

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5.0

Love it

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from Wernersville

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

    I received this as a gift from my son for Mother's Day. Nice and tall so it stands out. Beautifully made. We find preying mantis every summer in our flower beds and this year is no exception. See photo and baby preying mantis below the copper one!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good quality

    By 

    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • No cons

    Best Uses

    • Porch

    Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

    Just as pictured. Very detailed and good quality. Looks great in a large potted plant

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was very prompt.

     
    5.0

    A wonderful addition to the yard

    By 

    from Tucker GA

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Garden

      Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

      My friend has a tasteful, not overboard, number of art items in her well manicured, abundantly flowered yard and this was a perfect addition to it. She found a perfect place and her comment was, "when Mr Mantis gets tired of this spot I know he will easily find another spot because he is so at home here with me"

       
      4.0

      A Lot at Stake!

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      from Sacramento, CA

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

        The product is artsy and one of a kind in its own right. I am happy with the final delivery received.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great gift!

        By 

        from Apple Valley CA

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • I can see it working in all places.

          Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

          This was a gift for my sister and she loves it. She put it on a mound in her flower bed right outside her front window. Every time she looks out she smiles and chuckles at the mantis and it's expression.

           
          5.0

          I would recommend this product to any one

          By 

          from Allegan, Michigan

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

            This was a 7th year anniversary gift. It is very well made. I was surprised as to just how good this item looked and was made. Wife loved it!!

             
            5.0

            This is so unique. Every time I look at it, I smile

            By 

            from Colorado

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

                Garden and indoor plants

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Really cute but a little overpriced

                By 

                from Sun Lakes, Az

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Secure

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

                  She had purchased this for her father and wanted one for herself. I gave it to her this past
                  Christmas and she loved the piece. I would like to get her the flower with the pennies in the center, but it is way overpriced. Too bad, she really likes that one too!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful work of art

                  By 

                  from Anaheim, CA

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

                  So much more beautiful than I had hoped! The only con is that it might get stolen in the front yard for looking so good!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By 

                  from Arizona

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Praying Mantis Stake:

                  Looks great in our landscape.

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