Decorate your home with beautiful Sea Glass Wind Chimes made by you! Below is the step-by-step tutorial and video instruction.
There is nothing better than sitting outside on a warm summer day and relaxing in a comfy chair with a good book or a 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, lawnmowers, 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!
This tutorial was originally for a kit, but sadly that kit is no longer available. So we have recreated this tutorial just for you. Now you'll know where to get the supplies yourself!
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Supplies You'll Need to Create this Project:
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- Sea Glass (about 2 lbs with a good assortment of sizes)
- Wood Stick (12 inches long)
- E6000 Glue
- Clear Fishing Line or Beading Line
- Transparent Tape
- Printable Template
- Drill (optional)
Print the Free Template:
Begin by printing the free printable template.
It will print in two pages. Using some transparent tape, layer the edges over each other and tape the two sheets together.
Then tape the template to your table or work surface.
Sorting the Sea Glass Pieces:
Begin by sorting the different-sized sea glass pieces onto the template. Use the gray squares as a size reference tool.
Once all of the sea glass pieces are placed you can play around with the order. Do you want the strands random with the different colors or do you want them to go in kind of an ombre effect?
I decided on ombre.
Assembling the Sea Glass Wind Chime:
Down the center of each column of squares is a line. This line is a guide for the fishing line.
Above the template tape down a strand of fishing line. Pull it down past the other end of the template and tape that end down, then cut the line.
Repeat for all 5 columns.
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 30 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 the second strand of fishing line over the top of the rows of sea glass just like before.
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 30 minutes.
The Top of the Sea Glass Wind Chime:
For the top of the wind chime, we are going to use a stick. Cut the stick to 12 inches and if you have the tools drill a hole about a ¾-inch in on each side.
Don't have a drill that's ok too.
If you are able to drill the holes into the stick, feed the rope through the holes and tie knots to hold the ends.
If you don't have a drill, then wrap the rope around an end of the stick and secure it with a knot.
Each method will work just fine, but if you are going with the wrapping method you will want to use a thinner rope.
Attaching the Sea Glass to the Wood Pieces:
Lay the wood piece along the top of the sea glass columns. For each strand of sea glass, the top strand of the 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 wood piece. This type of knot will make it so the length of the rows can still be adjusted.
Hang the wind chime and adjust the sea glass columns. You want them close enough to "klink" when they hit each other but not so close that they are on top of each other.
Once the columns are in place, apply a dot of E6000 glue to the knots to keep them secure, and to the wood, piece to hold the columns in place.
Trim the ends of the fishing line close to the bottom of the row of sea glass pieces, and at the top near the knots.
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!
When you make this Sea Glass Wind Chime please share a photo! We'd love to see it.
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