This one-of-a-kind treasure is a great gift that looks good indoors or out.
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If you love bubbles, bangles, and beads, and enjoy putting them all together, then you’ll love making this mother’s day project. This beaded wind chimes are easy to make and no chore exactly alike. Begin with 3 16-inch thick armature wire. It’s easy to bend with your hand and it works great outdoors because it doesn’t rust. Bend about 4 feet of wire into a spiral that’s approximately 8 inches wide to make your base. It does not need to be flat. Use wire cutters to cut additional pieces for strands. Cut an indentation into the wire and then bend back and forth to break it off. Bend each piece into various shapes. To give character, use a hammer to flatten the wire at various angles making sure that the ends are flat enough to drill holes for hanging. We used a 1/16 inch drill bit to make the holes. If you see sharp edges, smooth them with a metal file. Then, flatten the coil with a hammer to give more character. Drill 8-10 holes evenly spaced to hang the strings. Use 24 gauge colored wires to string glass beads and bells. Feed the wire through a strand and twist to secure it. You can use a bead to hide the twisted wire. Twist each bead or bell to lock it in place and to add movement to the strands. Sea glass also adds a special sparkly look that mom is sure to enjoy. Wrap each piece several times for security. Twist and then run the wire under the top wire so it will hang. Our strands are about 2 feet long. If you wish to lengthen your strands, feed wire through the last bead and twist on extra wire. Attach each strand by running the wire through the base, through a bead back through the base then twist to secure it. This one of kind treasure is a great mother’s day gift that’s easy to make. And looks great indoors or out. And remember, you can get all the printable instructions right here.
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