What I do is go to the hardware store and get 1/8 inch brass rod (brass works the best, but I use steel rod myself) and also the next size up for the tubing, so that the rod fits inside the tube but fairly tight. It should be in the same area as the rod. You do not need much for the tubing, and you can figure out how much you want for the stake part and make sure there is plenty to stick in the ground or it will fall over. After you get that, you need to figure out where it is best to put the small piece of tubing you are going to cut to mount on the suncatcher. I mount mine on a seam or someplace at a strong point at the bottom, usually in the middle if I can, and you want to mount it so it is not supporting all the weight of the suncatcher so you will need to figure out a balance point for support. This all sounds hard but it is not at all. So now that you have that figured out, cut the tubing and mount it on the suncatcher. You mount it the same way, flux both pieces, hold the tubing with needle nose pliers, and solder it to the suncatcher and make sure you solder it on good but so that it looks nice too. OK, now figure out how high you want it to stick up out of the ground, add the length for the underground part of the stake, and cut that. I have a chop saw, but a hacksaw works too. OK, I then file the end of the rod so it will slide into the tubing, then solder it into the tube, so you will need to get some solder into the tube and it is not hard to do because when you get it hot to slide the rod in, it will melt and then affix to the rod yet sealing the joint so the suncatcher does not slide. If you go to my pictures in the gallery, I'll download one to that if I can so you can see what I am talking about.