Thursday, May 23, 2013

Silver Spoons and Tins Chimes

I've had some tart and jello antique tins floating around my craft cabinet(s) for a while now and I only just decided what to do with them. My antique silver plated utensils are wearing away and I wanted to do something special with them as well. So, I envisioned these chimes!!

 Even Buddy and Chloe are a fan. 

It wasn't too much work. 

With the smallest drill bit I had, I made holes in each of the spoons handles (close to the ends) and around the bigger tin that they would go on. I also put two holes in the middle of the big tin. 

 I used earring hooks through each of the holes (around the edges and in the middle, then twisted the extra metal around itself to secure it.
 To attach the spoons to the secured earring hooks, I used o-rings like this:

Then I put a hole in the vintage jello tin, put the top of the earring hook through the hole and twisted the base so that I could attach a vintage fake pearl necklace from the jello tin to the tart tin (attaching it with the o-rings). 

At the top of the jello tin, I just took a bit of wire, went through the earring hole, and twisted it into a loop so that I could place the chimes anywhere I would like!!!

As an afterthought, I found a bit of curliqued metal from an old pair of earrings and added that to the middle of the tart tin, to give it a little extra va-voom. 

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  1. Oh, I loved this right away. Will certainly have a go at it - .0)

  2. This is such a great idea! I bet people would buy these at craft fairs too. So pretty and unique!

  3. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my gosh! This is the most darling wind chime I have ever seen! I am totally going to make one! Thank you for the great idea!

  4. Oh how awesome and original! Do the chimes make beautiful music? Love your doggies, they are sooooooo cute! Makes me ache for my dearly departed, the last of whom passed to the Happy Hunting Grounds in 2004. Sigh. Isn't it amazing how dogs can smile at you (and the camera). Do they like the chimes? I wonder if they hear it when we do not because the breeze isn't up high enough to stir the chimes together. Will you take it down during the winter, wondering how it may hold up.

  5. One of the nicest aspects to purchasing garden wind chimes is the large selection of designs you can choose. Most chimes come in tubes, but you can also find them as bells, that work nicely during the holiday season. The bell chimes have different thickness and designed so that when the wind blows on them, the combination of tones is lovely. how to make wind chimes sound louder


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