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Crafts for summer: Sea Shell Wind chime tutorial

Green crafts, Natural crafts  |  September 25th 2011  |  0 Comment
 Sea Shell Wind chime,
for your summer patio.
Are you ready?
{note: don’t let that power tool scare you, I had hubby’s assistance, but a hammer and nail work just fine too).
approx 30 sea shells
power drill with 1/16 drill bit
star fish
CLEAR stretch magic jewelry cord
12″ piece of twine
1. To begin, we are going to DRILL (or hammer), a hole down the center of each shell you plan on using.
Next,
Drill a hole on all 5 corners & and in the center of your star fish.
(the starfish will be the base of your wind chime)
2. You are now ready to build your base.
Cut 5 pieces of 24″ stretch magic cord.
At the end of EACH cord, tie a triple knot.
Thread your cord from the outside of your starfish, in, so the knot catches.
Repeat for all corners.
You are now ready to begin threading sea shells.
3. Using the same threading technique (outside, in) begin threading shells onto your cord.
After each shell, tie a triple knot to secure it’s placement on the line.
I left approx inches in between each shell, but it’s totally up to you!
…continue until your line is full of shells
4. Repeat this process until all corners of your star fish have shells.
The more eclectic your shells, the better!
5. Now you are going to create a loop to hang your wind chime from.
Cut an 12″ piece of twine. Jewelry wire or anything heavy duty to hold the weight would work fine. Start from the inside, and thread it thru to the outside.
Tie at triple knot on the inside to secure.
Next, make a loop, and tie another knot.
Project Complete!
You can now hang your chime from a patio hook or ceiling to display.