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More Birdfeeders..directions here and more pics under my other post.

Directions for making these listed under each pic of are more directions...
All of the dishes are glass
I use the diamond drill bit to drill on my husbands drill press
I put a little piece of styrofoam under dish to cushion and for the drill bit to hit when going thru plate
I put dish in shallow baking pan and fill with just enough water to cover dish
To glue cup to plate I use E6000 glue found at Hobby Lobby, it should set for 72 hrs.
The chain goes thru hole in glass...attaches to the hooks i found at Hardware store in the Ball chain section...same hook goes on top of chain...then put the ring through each hook.that is your hanging ring. Usually 3-4 chains for each dish depending on how big the dish is..There are more instructions and pics under my other birdfeeder post...Directions are under pics also..
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Have a question about this project?

7 questions
  • Kelly
    on Feb 15, 2016

    Why do you put thedish ina pan with water?

  • Christy Jackson
    on Mar 23, 2016

    Why do you put it in water?

    • Linda Weeks
      on Mar 28, 2016

      When you use a diamond tipped drill bit, you have to keep some water on the working surface so that the bit doesn't get too hot!

  • Tamara Fredrickson
    on Jun 16, 2016

    Can I use a small hand drill?

  • Cheri Lee Slade-Mills
    on Jul 17, 2016

    how did u run the chain through it so it hung the crystal straight below??

  • Rose Elley
    on Dec 8, 2016

    Hi - What size hole did you drill? Also, were did you get your drill bit ? I am assuming you are using a diamond head drill bit. I checked at Lowe's tonight and they do not have anything smaller than a 1/4".

    • Lyn Buerger
      on Jan 18, 2017

      Check with stained glass supply place. We use diamond coated drill bits a lot.

    • Rose Elley
      on Jan 19, 2017

      Thank you for your response. I was able to find the diamond coated bits at Ace Hardware. With the drill press this project was totally do-able. Love it!!

    • Renee
      on Jan 22, 2017

      I ordered mine online... glad you found them!

    • Rose Elley
      on Jan 22, 2017

      Yes! If you ever go to Ace for one to these bits, they are locked up behind glass door. I had to ask for assistance finding them and getting them out.

    • Rose Elley
      on Jan 22, 2017

      Now I am working on tracking down the cable.

    • Renee
      on Jan 22, 2017


    • Gail Scott
      on May 8, 2017

      beaded chains ? find them at walmart lighting dept.

  • Rose Black
    on Feb 3, 2017

    why did you put dish in water?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Feb 5, 2017

      To make a little bird bath

    • Cherie
      on Apr 22, 2017

      I'm guessing the water was used when drilling the holes. Tools can get hot (i.e. the drill bit), when being used & the heat could cut/crack the cup. When cutting floor tiles, if water isn't used while cutting the tile, it will break.

  • Dawn Imbriale
    on Jun 2, 2017

    I see the crystal has a hoop in the top of crystal which is attached to the chain below the saucer. How did u attach the hoop to the chain? Also, how did u attach the 3 chains at the top to "S" hook? Thank you!
    • Judith Schiano Jevnik
      on Aug 2, 2017

      It looks like she put the hoop thru the bottom of the chain where the other end of the chain should lock into it. Look at the photo at the top with the teacup, if you zoom in the pic, you can see where the hoop goes thru the chain's end link.

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