Friday, August 30, 2013

Driftwood Wind Chimes

As featured at Folk Life Style Magazine
A basketful of gorgeous driftwood from my latest trip to the beach.


The discovery of an old weathered rope added to my 
excitement for this project...


Most of the driftwood I found about the same size,
I chose 8 of my favorite pieces and drilled a hole through each. 

The hole I made had to be large enough for the weathered rope to be threaded through the driftwood.

I tied a loop in one end of the rope, threaded on my first piece, then tied a knot close to the wood. 

 I repeated this until I had all the driftwood tied onto the rope with a knot between each piece.


On the other end of the rope I tied on an old rusty bell. 
I wrapped the end in leather to finish it off.



 When the wind blows,
 the wooden dinger in the rusty bell makes
a beautiful sound... 
Too bad there is no sound in blogging!


The wind chimes look and sound beautiful and are 
perfect for the summer deck.




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7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I love it. The rusty bell totally finishes it off.

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  2. You could post a short video of it - then we could hear how it sounds! :)

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  3. Very pretty Susan!!!
    Love the rusty bell!

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  5. think i would like this kind of windchime.. very creative. Have a nice Labor Day weekend

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  6. Very clever and I can almost hear the sound that the driftwood knocker makes as it gently hits against the bell.

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  7. Simply FABULOUS!!!!! I adore it! : ) The rusty bell is the cherry on top of the sundae!!! Hugs and TFS!

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