I created a new wind chime with some old wind chime parts I had around. The cording easily rots in the Oregon rain so I decided to re-string the pieces I had and jazz it up a little.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $3 Difficulty: Easy
I wrapped an embroidery hoop with some ribbon
This design was on a greeting card I found at my thrift store. I took it off the card to use for the wind chime. There is some thin gold wire on each side of the applique, I pulled the strands of wire apart so I could put beads on the wire.
As you see the beads are in place. I added this to the wrapped embroidery hoop
I attached the applique with the beads to the hoop,
The next picture is another one I did, both made from embellishments I found on greeting cards. Each were made with an 18 to 20 gauge wire.
With this one you can see the bent copper wire on right and left of the shaped bird .I added that to hole the bird in the center of the hoop. All beads you see I added.
I then added the wind chime pieces to the bottom of the hoop. I did not like how that looked at all. So I re worked it like this, one tube drop, and a bead drop on each side. The glass marble drops were left over from an old wind chime. I got the cars last December All other parts for this project were re cycled for my craft things.
I am sorry this won't show up better. Looking at them out side is harder to see ,because of the plant background. I am going to try to do this again with the grand-kids .We will use some Dollar Tree Butterfly's. wire and beads we will see how that will come out. I the wire art in this project is easy to bend wire. so designs could be re made. Also Chinese grocery stores may have some of these cards. I just don't know the price.
Materials I used for this project:
- Embroidery hoop/ Ribbon/S shaped copper Christmas orniment hooks (thrift store find)
- Old parts from wind chime andbeads (Home craft and re cycling supplys)