Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Homemade Silverware Wind Chime



Homemade Silverware Wind Chime

6 pieces of silverware (at least 1-butter knife & 1-Fork)
drill w/ small drill bit
fishing line
beads
pliers
scissors

You start out by getting six pieces of silverware.  I found mine at the DI--they sell them 10 for $1.  You need at least 1-butter knife and 1-fork for the center and the rest I would recommend using spoons and forks.  The fork is for the top center and the butter knife is for the bottom center.  The spoons and forks on the outer sides hit against the butter knife to make the chiming sound.  
Once you have all your silverware purchase next you need to drill the holes.  You need to drill a small hole in the top of each piece of silverware to hang from and one more in the center fork just below the prongs to hang the butter knife from.  (I was lucky to have a drill press and a great dad to do the drilling for me, but a hand held drill will work.)
Once your holes are drilled use pliers to bend the prongs on the fork.  You will need to bend each prong opposite of the other one.
Then take the end of the prong and bend it into a loop.  This is where you will hang the outer pieces.  When done with that bend each prong on a 45 degree angle.
Gather your beads, fishing line, drilled silverware and some scissors.  Cut you fishing line to desired length, tie it to the butter knife, string with beads and tie the top of fishing line to center of fork.  Repeat with remaining 4 spoons or forks and hang from prongs.   String last drill hole (top of the fork) with desired length for hanging and make a loop at the top to hang the wind chime from.  And there you have you Homemade Silverware Wind Chime!

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