Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wind Chime Rescue

I love wind chimes. Even the ones that don't actually make any noise, the purely decorative ones I call "porch danglers".
This one here made a lovely delicate little sound but it didn't take a wind much stronger than a sneeze to tangle the streamers up something awful. Then we had a storm come through which blew this one down, breaking some of the discs and leaving the rest tangled beyond hope.
So I decided to re-do it, my way, and hang it indoors.

First I made swirly accents out of copper wire to add some "oomph" to the discs.



Then I re-strung it, adding nice glass beads plus fishing sinkers to the bottom to weigh down the "streamers".


I intended to hang it on the orange wall of my kitchen/craft-corner but it looked a bit lost there. So I think I will just leave it here on the window.
So that's it. A relatively simple rescue-project with a result much better than the way it came from the store. And look - the main copper part is my initial. :)

7 comments:

Softailrider1 said...

Nicely done, Coleen. Don't suppose you make calls ?? And know what's really impressive ?? Your kitchen blinds are clean . . .

Michele said...

Very nice. I especially like the copper accents.

Adrianne said...

Nice rescue and recovery project! Good colors. How do the cats feel about the new toy? ;-)

Melobeau said...

Visually VERY appealing and love the colors you chose. I think your decision to move it indoors is a wise one. Cool "C"!
Anita in AZ

MoeArt said...

And why WOULDN'T your kitchen blinds be clean???? :)
I like. Love the wire work and the beady stuff. You did good, kiddo! xoxoxoxo, AM

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Great wire work and beautiful colors!

AlmondJoy said...

Thanks!