So you love gorgeous sea glass? Don’t know of a way to display it around your home? I have an answer for you with my sea glass wind chimes. The perfect sea glass craft for your sea glass collection. Come see how to make these wind chimes then get to collecting! Read on even if you don’t have a sea glass collection as I have a solution for you as well. This tutorial was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed and is sponsored by Consumer Crafts.
Materials needed for this sea glass wind chimes craft:
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Remove the outer ring on your embroidery hoops. We will only need the inner circle. Then paint them both white. My kids helped with this step. Bet you never would have guessed that from this picture!
Allow the paint to dry completely. Next, we are going to tie the rings together. Use the poly string to tie the smaller ring in approximately the center of the larger ring.
Then, because I like things to be secure and safe, I tied the rings together in 4 more places. Each string should be tied tightly.
Next, we are going to use the string to make a hanger. I used two long pieces of string and tied them to the larger hoop in two places, opposite of one another. Then gather the strings at the top and knot into a loop. See picture below for illustration. Use a drop of E6000 anywhere you have a knot on the rings and set aside to dry. Again, I wanted this to be secure and E6000 definitely does the job of securing your string to the hoops.
Now get your sea glass. My set of DIY wind chimes took approximately one bag, however, I was choosy on the colors I wanted to use so I had to open both bags. Using the poly string, tie your sea glass into long chains. The sea glass should not touch each other as illustrated below. I made 6 short chains and also 3 longer chains. My short chains were around 9 inches long. The longer chains were around 11 inches long. Again, a dot of E6000 needs to be placed between each knot and the glass for safety.
After your components have dried according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the E6000, then tie your chains of sea glass onto your rings. The six shorter chains go on the outside ring. The three longer chains go on the inside ring.
Again, before hanging, secure each knotted place to the ring with a drop of E6000 and allow to dry. Then hang up your wind chimes and enjoy the sunlight reflecting off the glass each and every day.
Sit back on your porch and enjoy the tinkling of sea glass each day. This project is perfect for any home or beach house.
Display your collection of beach glass or buy some to add to this lovely project. You will love this sea glass craft and so will your kids. I hope you will make my sea glass wind chimes with your vacation mementos this year.