Monday, August 20, 2012

DIY Wind Chimes- Out of Silverware

We love wind chimes!

Our yard has several, 

but you can't have too much of a good thing.

Always on the lookout for a new craft
 I have been noticing
 some beautiful wind chimes
 made from vintage silverware.....

Project List 
2 spoons,
 2 forks, 
an old pearl and gold necklace
a few pieces of  chandelier crystals
[from Lowe's]
a lid from a jar
several small beads
and wire

Drill  5 holes in the lid--
1 in the middle
 and 4 evenly spaced around the sides
a bead wired in the bottom holds the hook in place

Wire the necklace to a free formed hook....
I just played with it until I  liked it....
mixed several different wires-
the hook wire is heavier than the wires holding the silverware.
[you could use fishing line]

Flatten the spoons....
 do this out side.....
not on your counters or dining room table...
[unless you are hoping to get a new one]
make sure you have a hard surface that can't be damaged!

Our last name is Sterling so I glued a metal 'S' to the flattened spoon.

 Drill holes
 in the tops of the spoons
 and forks
 and the
 bottoms of the flattened spoons.

Use your goggles metal shavings are not fun in the eye!

Bend the tines of the fork
 and wire some crystals to them.

 Wire crystals to the spoons
 and a larger crystal to the necklace in the center.

 Hang it outside and enjoy!
Remember that your wind chime should be 
 uniquely yours...
don't try to make yours just like mine....
it's your creation! 
Have fun making yours
 with whatever found objects
 that you have around your house.

Hope you have a blessed week!

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