Create a handmade sea glass wind chime and enjoy the summer breeze. The craft kit includes all the supplies you need. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
There is nothing better than sitting outside on a warm summer day and relaxing in a comfy chair with a good book or refreshing drink. I love the feeling of the warm sun on my skin and listening to the noises of summer. You know the sounds, it’s the kids playing outside, lawn mowers, and when there is a slight breeze, the singing tings of a nearby wind chime. It all makes me hope that summer will never end.
Do you love these lazy days too? Then you need to make sure you have a beautiful wind chime within earshot of that comfy chair! Today, I have the perfect craft kit for you! It is called Sea Breeze and it is an Apostrophe S kit which means that everything you need to complete this project is included in the kit! The cost of the Sea Breeze kit is $25 plus S&H. I love the ombre sea glass and the music it makes is memorizing! Kits are only available while supplies last, so make sure to grabs your’s before they’re gone.
- Sea Breeze Apostrophe S Kit
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Note: Due to the unique nature of this product, sea glass pieces and driftwood stick will vary slightly from photos.
Sea Breeze Tutorial
Begin by sorting all of the different sea glass pieces into the different colors and sizes. Using the paper template as a guide, place the sea glass pieces over the coordinating color and size. These are the rows of sea glass for the chime.
Tape the paper template to your table to keep the paper and pieces from being bumped and moved.
Here you will use the fishing line that comes in the kit. Just above the template, tape a strand of fishing line to the counter or table.
Using the line on the template as a grid, lay the fishing line over the center of a row of sea glass and tape at the bottom of the line on the paper. You won’t need extra line at the bottom, so you can trim the fishing line where the line ends on the template.
Do this to all five rows.
To glue the fishing line to the sea glass pieces, use the E6000 glue and apply a dot of glue at the top and bottom of each piece.
Let the glue dry for at least 20 minutes.
When the glue is dry, leave the strands of fishing line taped to the counter and flip all of the glass pieces over so the fishing line is now on the bottom.
Lay a second strand of fishing line over the top of the rows of sea glass just like before, even trimming the line in the same spots.
Again, glue the line to each sea glass piece at the top and the bottom with a dot of E6000 glue.
Let the glue dry for 20 minutes.
Move each row of sea glass pieces to the second paper template. This shows the strands much closer together with the pieces overlapping. This is so the sea glass pieces will hit each other with a little breeze.
The template also shows the placement of the piece of driftwood. For each strand of sea glass, the top piece of fishing line should go on top of the piece of wood, and the bottom strand under the piece of wood. Tie a knot, right over left and then left over right around the driftwood piece. This type of knot will make it so the length of the rows can still be adjusted. Apply a dot of E6000 glue to the knots or keep them secure, and to the driftwood piece to hold the rows in place.
Then tie the thicker nylon rope onto the ends of the driftwood piece using the same type of knot. Before pulling all the way tight, add a drop of E6000 glue to hold the nylon rope and keep it from loosening.
Trim the ends of the fishing line close to the bottom of the row of sea glass pieces.
Also, trim the extra from the top.
All that’s left is to hang your new sea glass wind chime, grab your favorite refreshing drink and relax outside on that comfy chair! After all, you’ve earned it!
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