...make a wind chime?

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...make a wind chime?

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I am willing to buy the nylon thread/fishing string, but want to use recycled materials for the rest.
Has anybody made one before or have any ideas?
Thanks~
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Bits of old metal pipe, broken china, think I would avoid glass. Hope this helps
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Dr.Syn wrote:Bits of old metal pipe, broken china, think I would avoid glass. Hope this helps
I guess I should keep my eyes open for 'things'. How would I get holes in china for the string?
Thanks so much~

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Thomzo wrote:How about using old cutlery? http://www.thepaintedbird.co.uk/fork--s ... -633-p.asp

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Thanks, Zoe; I know I can pick cutlery up at the charity shop, for cheap~~

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Post: # 254206Post MuddyWitch »

Sea shells, bits of bamboo, old film pots, dryed gourdes, cotton reels, buttons would all make interesting noises. There must be more things that you could use that are free. Good Luck & please post photos. :iconbiggrin:


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Post: # 254208Post Dr.Syn »

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Use a small masonry drill and preferably a hand drill. Put a piece of tape over where you want to drill to prevent it slipping. The second one is easy.

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Post: # 254219Post Carltonian Man »

You could maybe fasten with super glue Lillia. Where will you hang it, I have quite bad tinnitus and the ting ting tingy chimes drive me bonkers :shaking:

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Post: # 254223Post Lillia »

MuddyWitch wrote:Sea shells, bits of bamboo, old film pots, dryed gourdes, cotton reels, buttons would all make interesting noises. There must be more things that you could use that are free. Good Luck & please post photos. :iconbiggrin:


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Dr.Syn wrote::wink:

Use a small masonry drill and preferably a hand drill. Put a piece of tape over where you want to drill to prevent it slipping. The second one is easy.

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Yes, the tape! Thanks~ :iconbiggrin:

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Carltonian Man wrote:You could maybe fasten with super glue Lillia. Where will you hang it, I have quite bad tinnitus and the ting ting tingy chimes drive me bonkers :shaking:
Well then, I won't hang it where you can hear it! :iconbiggrin:
I have a neighbor who hates the sound but not because it hurts his ears; he just hates wind chime...I usually hang them in my windows inside the house...I have just a few small, boughten ones. Thanks, Carltonian Man :icon_smile:

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