Copper is valued for strength, malleability, ductility, and its ability to conduct electricity and heat. It is also non-magnetic, resists wear, and forms a green patina which makes it very resistant to corrosion. Copper can be formed and stretched into complex designs and intricate surfaces without breaking. This makes it possible to create clocks, stars,spires, steeples, musical instruments, art, and a huge number of other useful and beautiful products. Its versatility encourages its use in many areas of creative design.
I like to refer to my copper products as "ART WITH VALUE". My products are of "heirloom" quality and have "real value" above and beyond their artistic beauty.
On many older American barns, and particularly German farms, one could see a large decoration in the shape of a star mounted on the face of the barn. These were called barn stars. Sometimes they were just aesthetic, but sometimes they represented the trademark of a specific barn builder. Although they go back to at least the 1820s in Pennsylvania, they were most popular after the American Civil War. In modern times, barn stars have come to be known as signs of good fortune and luck.
What do the various colors mean?
Although, I was unable to find an exact color correlation to stars, I was able to determine that colors had significance with Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch barn paintings. These folk art designs, many of which were star shaped, were painted directly onto each end of the barn, and date back to the 1850’s.