Seashell and Driftwood Windchime

Since we are the middle of winter here, all I am doing is dreaming about the beach. Sun in my eyes, toes in the sand and a seashell in my pocket. Ahhhhhh.....
Instead of heading south, I'm bringing the beach to me!
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You will need:
a piece of driftwood
twine or string
a hammer and a nail or a drill bit and drill for making your holes in your shells
First you need to put holes in all of your seashells. Depending on what seashells you use, you will either need a nail and a hammer (that's what I used, however my shells were very thing) or a small drill bit and a drill. When you make your holes, drill from the inside toward the outside of your shell. Make sure that your shell is laying flat against a piece of old wood when you drill so that your seashell does not crack or break.
Starting at the bottom end of your string, put a small knot in it. Then add a shell or bead. The knot will hold the shell or the bead in place. Continue up your string leaving enough room between your knots for your shells to hang down. Do this until your string is as long as you want it. Repeat these steps for as many strings as you want.
Continue until you have all of your strands done and attach them to your driftwood with a small knot at the top. If you want you can alter the lengths of your strings to make more of a V shape or leave all of your lengths the same.
To hang your windchime you can use some fishing line wrapped around your driftwood or you can screw a small eye hook into the top of your driftwood and hang it from a hook with another S hook.

Hang it up in a sunny spot so that the sunshine will make your beads sparkle!

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  • Brenda  S. Brenda S. on Jan 24, 2017
    Soo pretty!!

  • Marrianne Rudy Marrianne Rudy on Mar 07, 2018

    This will be a wonderful add to my front porch on the cottage we're building in 4 months! I am thinking about adding longer glass crystals opposite each shell (every other one on length) to get the beautiful tinkling. Great post, thanks for sharing! :)