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Topic: Found or Recycled items, Wind Chime/Mobile Swap (Send outs May 18/2011) )  (Read 9704 times)
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« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2011 07:17:13 AM »

What is the best medium for attaching them?  Fishing line?  Wire?  Something else?  I have never made a set so big so I am curious

I plan on attaching mine with fishing line. I have some really strong stuff my grandmother used a lot with her crafting. There is always beading wire too. Might be a bit stronger and give it a bit more movement than just plain wire.

I have three colors of craft wire and another roll of larger guage metal wire.  I'm just wondering how to punch holes in some of the things...nail and hammer?  Do I have a punch out in the garage?  I know that I don't have a dremel...and I was so hoping to get one for Christmas!!! =]

Nail and hammer will work depending on the thickness of the object you're trying to punch a hole through. A power drill and a small drill bit might work too if you have one.
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« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2011 07:35:27 AM »

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« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2011 11:29:36 AM »

What is the best medium for attaching them?  Fishing line?  Wire?  Something else?  I have never made a set so big so I am curious

I am going to try using coated hemp cording.  If this doesn't work or seems brittle then I will end up going with fishing line.
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« Reply #53 on: April 22, 2011 12:39:34 PM »

I ended up being able to use an awl for the things I was working with today...=]

Here is what I've done w/found items today:




I have a butterfly one on the other side.







Cleaned out a whole drawer of things and still have some left-over...=]
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« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2011 01:25:07 PM »

I think that making wind chimes is my new favorite craft project....this is ridiculously fun.  Weee!!!

I'm using some high test, braided fishing line and galvanized wire for attaching/hanging items.  I think it's sturdy, and the guy at the sporting goods store seemed to agree.

Happy crafting, everyone Smiley
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« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2011 06:48:47 PM »

I have a pretty good idea of exactly what I'm going to be doing but I can't find my darn wire coat hangers, I think I may have used the last one to unclog the vacuum  Cheesy
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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2011 06:59:51 AM »

So far, so good!  I've been enjoying the time laying out each piece trying to configure everything! Soon I'll have to get down to the hardwork of connecting everything!  But so far this has been super fun!!!
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« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2011 02:34:49 PM »

Still planning here! I have what I need for the dangley bits, and perhaps the frame. But the base, and getting it all to flow together....there's an idea in my head that I'm still trying to figure out how to make it work. But it will!
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« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2011 07:46:49 PM »

have bits and pieces figured out! i have to go out of town for some special pieces though. i know exactly where to find them. i love this swap!
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« Reply #59 on: April 27, 2011 04:31:28 PM »

went to my favorite thrift store today and got some awesome items for my partner's goody!
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