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windchime

Posted by gmadeb (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 10, 10 at 14:04

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This windchime is made from a candy dish lid and plastic beads with brass bells on the bottom--it really shines in the sun.


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How unique. I really like it. Its been raining here all day, I may try to make it to my studio and go thru my stast for candy dish lids, I think I have some glass prisms.(never seen the plastic) and not sure about what to use for bells.
Great idea and great job.


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How pretty!


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that's gorgeous.Is that a metal strip attached to the glass lid?


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Thanks for the compliments! It is wire that I scronged off of something!


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Oh My!!!! That is really pretty! Bet the sun bounces off the glass!

Thanks for sharing

Sylvia


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Gorgeous!! How are the prisms attached to the lid?
Thanks-
-Sprout


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Very lovely! Ah, the talent here never ceases to amaze me!


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Very pretty...we need some detailed instructions...looks like metal & screws around the candy dish lid? Bet this looks very, very pretty in the sunshine! Jeanne S.


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Lovely & bet it sounds good too! Jan


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Yes do give more details! It looks like a jellyfish to me (hope you are not offended I think they are very beautiful - just don't want to meet one when I'm swimming)
I've never seen such pretty plastic beads.
Kathy


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How are the 'danglies' attached? did u drill holes around the rim of the glass lid?


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LOVE this! Really pretty design...and I'll bet it does sparkle in the sun! TFS!


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Thanks! I used a part from a light fixture (it is glued with GE11 and has screws in it. The prisms came in one long piece.
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That is wonderful. I just saved the photo to add to one of our inspiration albums! You did a beautiful job, and I'd never have guessed the prisms are plastic! I'd love to find some of those to play with.

hugs, Karen


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I love that, it is so pretty and sparkley. Thanks for the second pic, that really clears up the questions on how it was made. Thanks for sharing.
Frou


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Absolutely Gorgeous............gonna put that idea on my TO_DO list......as if I wasn't full already. I need more hours in every day.


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Beautiful! You are so creative!!!


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Thanks! You all make me feel so good! I forgot to mention that the prizm strand is wired in to the metal lid.


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OH MY GOSH!!! I'm in LOVE!!!! Three of my favorite things in one: 1. SPARKLIES 2. BELLS and 3. repurposing everyday things!!!!! I love this so much, I may have to give up this crystal necklace and bracelet set I bought a few years ago at a garage sale. Three strands each, I think they are kinda old, and so gorgeous. I just don't wear them - I work for a construction type company so lots of bling isn't really expected in the office :). Oh, I soooo love this, I may be obsessed until I get a candy dish lid. Mom has a few dishes, I wonder if she'd notice if the lids went missing.......


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I have a bunch of old jewelry (ys $3 for a big box)BUT I can't seem to tear up the older and prettier necklaces!! LOL I don't wear jewelry so I just take it out once in a while and look at it!!


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That is SO pretty.


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Lovely eye candy!


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I LOVE IT!!!!

What a coincidence you posted this. A few years ago, I'm talking maybe 5 or 6 years there was a suncatcher craze. We made them from a wire fruit basket from the $$$$$$ store, fishline, plastic beads, and cut squares of mirrors. They were really funky.

Anyhow I haven't been to this site in a loooong time and was here yesterday, saw the Sparklers, and they reminded me of the suncatchers. Well I dug some of my junk out last night and started one today. I can't wait to get it finished. Yours is another inspiration of other things to follow. Thanks for posting. :)


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