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A new, old Wind Bell

Posted by kirkus (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 17, 11 at 17:22

I just went outside to work in the gardens but it's too hot for me...so worked on a project instead. :o)

A sweet, Garden Junk friend gave me the insides of a wind bell and a little tiny clay pot. The bell sounds so melodic. I took a pot I had painted for my Mother my first year of teaching over 26 years ago. (The pot idea was a class craft I did with my students.) I received the pot back when Mom passed away 13 years ago. Well, I put it all together to make a new wind bell. :o) Added an old rusty chain to hang it from. :o) Enjoy! Bear Hugs! Kirk

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RE: A new, old Wind Bell

Now that is just precious, kirk! What a memory! I love the terra cotta & the paint decor ... beautiful! TFS! Jeanne S. (heat wave here, too...all this week it sounds)


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That is so neat. I can just hear it in my mind.


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Thank YOU, Soxxxx... We are kindred spirits! :o)


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Wow! What a great project. Your windchime turned out beautifully....that is one tough flower pot if it's lasted 26 years!


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Oh how wonderful to use this for such a project! How lovely and i bet it brings back great memories everytime you see it. :):)


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A 26 yr old clay pot qualifies as an antique, I think, as they usually get broken somewhere along the way. I looks great & love the vibrant colors & love the gentle tinkling kind. Nice job! Jan


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What a wonderful idea! That is really neat.

Marylee


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Thank you for the nice comments! We had our windows opened tonight and a soft breeze was blowing. I heard my new old wind bell and thought of Mom and the wonderful Garden Junk friend who gave me the chimes. :o) I was moved... :o) Bear Hugs! Kirk


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what an awesome project. And such a good way to display items from special folks. Bet if you listen real closely when the wind blows you can hear your mom playing you a melody


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I must have missed something or have a senior moment, but what did you use for the clanger?


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Jamb...there are musical rods in the tube piece (in the first photo) with a metal piece on a wire inside that hits the rods. Sounds so cool! The little clay pot is attached to the wire that has the metal piece on it. :o)


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What a great craft idea when I have my grandkids here they can help make one therefore creating beautiful memories!
Thanks Again Kirk NanaHugs to You!


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Very cool! Great that it has a story behind it too.


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The sweet sound of memories....
so lovely!

hugs, Karen


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