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Windchimes-Love or Hate

Category: bethie's world | Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:32 pm

I know the jury is still out on windchimes. I have a large rural yard so I can indulge and we love to make them. None of mine can be heard from inside the house with the windows open.
If you happen to have a deer jawbone laying around this is a fun one. It's made from flattened spoons (just hammer the bowl)and has a tinkley sound.



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This one is made from junk and is spoons and turquoise beads. We are jewelrey makers so we find it easier to use jewelery wire and crimp beads instead of fishing line.








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This delicate beauty (my fave) is made from a vintage dish. Takes a while to drill.







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We went out of our comfort zone and went bold and primary for this one. The different shapes of glass have different sounds. A lot of drilling here with a diamond bit.






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Hubby got this bell at a yard sale and it already had holes in it. We added butterfly beads, made a brass clapper and cut long wiggly glass pieces. Fun.







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This large chime is back in the little shed by the garden The north wind activates it. We are able to collect driftwood by the might Mississippi.






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Comments

 

eileen wrote on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:44 pm:


Oh Bethie I love them. Your favourite is also mine and I know just the place I'd put it in my garden. Well done - they are all unique and very attractive!!




 

cherylad wrote on Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:34 pm:


Those are so unique and gorgeous! I really like the tea pot one. And definitely like the vintage dish one. And that last one really caught my eye. Just looking at the picture you can almost see them moving. What are they made of?




 

bethie wrote on Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:53 pm:


Thank you. I love junk too. The last one is our first love-stained glass.




 

DirtyDigits wrote on Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:40 pm:


Bethie those are wonderful! I love windchimes, I have tiny ones to huge ones throughout the trees (and soon to be garden). I love your creativity and hope you don't mind me borrowing ideas from your pics. Thank you for sharing!




 

toni wrote on Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:55 pm:


I have several windchimes. 9 as a matter of fact. I don't really care if the neighbors like them or not, I have to listen to their car radios when they are out side so they can listen to my chimes. :)

I have to get my coffee pot wind chime repaired, after a storm a while back there are some parts I have yet to find.

That last one is my favorite, I don't have access to free drift wood but I do have plenty of interesting tree limbs...hmmmm.




 

DirtyDigits wrote on Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:39 pm:


Toni I agree I love the sound of singing windchimes. I have a bamboo set my daughter in law bought a couple of years ago, that was damaged by storms. I may have to pull it out and see what I can do about a repair job. Any tips Bethie?




 

Netty wrote on Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:24 pm:


I love them all Bethie, but my favorite has to be the very last one. I could see that hanging in my backyard ;)





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