Rain Chains

Rain chains (Japanese: kusari doi, literally "chain-gutter") are alternatives to a downspout. They are widely used in Japan. Their purpose is largely decorative, to make a water feature out of the transport of rainwater from the guttering downwards to a drain or to a storage container. (Rainwater is sometimes collected for household usage.) They can be found on temples.

Molly Quillin, CEO & GM, Molly Rocks

RAIN CHAIN PORTFOLIO

Elegance and Functionality

Replace those ugly rain gutters with a beautiful handmade rain chain! Each chain is handmade with copper wire and rock and ranges in size from five to ten feet. With prices ranging between $150.00 to $300.00, copper and rock rain chains are affordable elegance. As the copper ages and is exposed to water the shiny newness is replaced with a beautiful green patina. Pair your rain chain with a rock cairn underneath it and you can build a system to direct water away from your home’s foundation. For water conservationists out there rain chains make perfect and adjustable downspouts into a rain collection barrel. At Molly Rocks I welcome a customer’s input and individual taste; let me build you a rain chain that you can enjoy for years to come!

The copper in a rain chain, at first shiny, turns brown in a few weeks and eventually develops a green patina.

The copper in a rain chain,at first shiny,turns brown in a few weeks and eventually develops a green patina.