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Our First Silverware Windchime

Posted by kirkus WA (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 25, 09 at 0:36

My wife Carol and I made our first, silverware wind chime this week, using a little bell we found at a thrift store on our recent family vacation plus some little pieces of silverware I had collected. The bell and little silverware makes the wind chime sound very delicate in a breeze. Just wanted to share! Bear Hugs! Kirk

P.S. We made another silverware wind chime today! These things are addictive! I drill the holes and Carol wires the pieces as I hold it, and we decide together on the length of each piece. TEAM WORK! :o)

Silverware Wind Chime


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RE: Our First Silverware Windchime

Awesome!!! I love silverware windchimes. Yours is cool! Great teamwork!


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RE: Our First Silverware Windchime

Very nice..

Tifani :)


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Love the bell, Is it filigreed???sp? Looks lacy around the edge so maybe you didn't have to drill holes in it! Very nice!! Jan


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Jan, GOOD OBSERVATION! The bell has little flowers drilled in it so we didn't have to drill it. :o) It was a GREAT find! Bear Hugs! Kirk


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I love the bell! And I love how you used it for your windchime! Another perfect collaboration by the two of you. You make a perfect pair working together like you do.

~Micki~


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Very nice!
kathy


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LOVE this creation Kirk and Carol!! VERY pretty! So, tell me, how did you get your wires to look so perfect...any wiring techniques you can share?


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Hi, Kirk,
I love your creation!
Can you tell what did you use to drill holes in silverware?
What wire did you use?


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Briergardener, We used Softflex beading wire and silver crimping tubes. My wife likes to bead and likes this wire for our windchimes as it doesn't twist in the wind. I know other people use other kinds of wire or fishing line.

Nothing fancy in drilling. I used drill bits I bought in the clearance bin at the hardware store. The trick is to drill sloooow. I spray WD40 on the spot I'm drilling, put on some country music, and drill oh so slow. It's kind of relaxing.

Good Luck! You'll have fun! Bear Hugs! Kirk


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hey kirk..... can u please help with how to drill a hole in the slvrwre, I have a dremel don't know what bit to use or how to keep from sliping.....yes I'm scared I might poke a hole in me LOL


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i had issues with the drill jumping around also. my husband used clamps to secure the silverware. it worked well


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