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« on: April 26, 2011 09:12:57 AM »

My husband and I were in the mountains of NC hiking and came across a beautiful piece of wood. We happened to do some antique shopping the day before and saw this window hanging made out of a polished piece of wood with various lengths of beads hung from it. I figured instead of letting the wood go to waste, we could make the mothers some window hangings this year but I haven't a clue as to what they're called (to google for instructions) or what the best way to secure the beads to the wood would be.
Anyone know what I'm talking about?
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011 11:06:43 PM »

do you mean some form of a suncatcher?

What kind of beads were you thinking of?

You can use some kind of fishing line, or metal chain/wire if you want.  You could use fabric string/thread too - but it may corrode and wear out more quickly from sun exposure.  I would probably go with the clear fishing line/nylon thread or metal chain/wire myself.

I don't know what your wood looks like, but the simplest thing I am envisioning is drilling small holes where you want to hang your beads from, string your beads onto your line, and knot through the drilled holes

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011 11:34:12 PM »

You can start with making round shapes of beads. Then start getting creative; there is a big scope in the variety that you can get out of your work. Try anything you like. Best of luck Smiley
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