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Stick & Bead Wind-chime

My sister and I enjoyed doing this craft activity together: Glass Meets Nature Wind-chime. It was simple to do and the finished product looked fantastic.  The children were excited so I’m going to do one with them too but with old cutlery instead of ceramic shapes (see note below).

Materials

Stick (hunt the backyard for the perfect stick)

Ribbon (about a metre)

Fishing Line

Glass Beads (think about texture and colour)

Clay or ceramic shape (or use cutlery)

Assemble

1. Tie fishing line to a ceramic shape.

2. Tread a sequence of beads following the shape. 

3. Repeat on four differing lengths of fishing line. 

4. Tie beaded strings on the stick — an even distance apart.

5. Add ribbon to the stick and tie a bow at both each end.

6. Hang

TIP: You can use cutlery instead of ceramic shapes.  Choose some with a hanging hole or use a steel drill to make a hole.  Op-shops sell old cutlery cheap.

LeechBabe did a cutlery wind-chime post here. You won’t believe what she used to tie it all together.

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7 Comments

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    Marita
    June 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    That looks fantastic. I really like the blues they are so beautiful and calming.

    I made a windchime out of old teaspoons and kitchen utensils with my oldest daughter. We used dental floss to hang everything. That was in October last year and it is still going strong. Got a blog post about it somewhere if you would like the link 🙂

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    Naomi
    June 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    love that activity, my girls would love it. I might save that one for the holidays…thanks!

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    Heart n Soul
    June 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    so very clever and just love your photography skills – lovely.

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    Sharron Peacock
    June 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    We did have so much fun doing it and I just love looking at mine from my favourite chair! 😀

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