Silverware Wind Chime

I have seen so many cool wind chimes on Pinterest and here lately that I had to start making my own. This is the first of many.
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Total Time: About 5 hours

Yield: 1

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. When I find things at thrift stores now that I know can hang either upside down or right side up, I grab them. In this case I believe this was a candle holder.
  2. First I determined how many utensils I would need. I was short 4, but I didn't let that stop me. Finding real silverware with holes at the end design was a real coup.
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  4. As you can see I shopped for bear when it came to having what I needed. Then, I just started in with the basics - the fishing wire. I got 10 lb test line from Zebco and it works really well. I might get a larger/stronger gauge next time but for my first time out, it worked great.
  5. I started out stringing the faux pearls I needed to, then looping the wire over and under twice in the silverware hole, then going back up through the pearls. That took about 2 of them before I realized I could loop through the silverware and then string the pearls on with two strands of line at once. That saved me tons of time.
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  7. Once I set the silverware where I wanted them, leaving 4 holes to string just the pearls, I make sure all the silverware was secure. Then, I went to work on the pearl strands alone, mixing the little and the big ones to "sort of" match the ones on the silverware.
  8. I had some very cool shower curtains that had rhinestones spot welded on them. I pried them off to cover the fishing line knots. I had to E-6000 glue them overnight, but it was worth it. They look like they were suppose to be there so that is pretty cool. I used clothes pins to keep them in place.
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  10. Once they were done, I hung it on my balcony. I love the sounds that silverware makes so I am going to enjoy them now that I have put in so much work. The next one should be done and on tomorrow!

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July 28, 20160 found this helpful

In case the fishing line was confusing, it means 10 lb. test weight and it was suppose to be 1 oz. Sorry...

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