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Topic: Cookie Cutters + Earrings = Wind Chime!  (Read 1647 times)
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« on: August 28, 2013 06:27:15 PM »

I drilled some holes into cookie cutters to make this windchime:

I really like how the three sizes of cutter fall to sit inside each other like a little chandelier.
I do have to admit though, my drilling went a bit wonky, and in a couple of places the spacing between the holes isn't quite right. shoulda marked it, I guess, but.. well... I was excited to start and got carried away
Anyway , I used embroidery thread (my gran gave me a whoel pile that she had lost the tags for, so I didn't know what shade number or even make they were.... which is cool, but means I can't include them in my insanely OCD thread box, since it's all maker/number order... and these treads had been sitting over looked for awhile, I was really chuffed to use them!) to make the strings, and simply braided them. I hauled up my stash of broken jewellery bits and incorporated them along the threads - I tried to get a good even coverage of heights over all the threads. I finished each braid with the bigger beads, and in some cases earrings (mostly pairs where I've lost the other one)


It's a bit eclectic... and I have to admit that for a wind chime it doesn't really chime at all... but I kinda like that it's cheery and colourful Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013 07:57:10 PM »

Well I love it and am always wondering what to do with all the little bits and pieces of stuff I can't seem to help collection so I think this is a great project for that! Looks wonderful, very bright and cheery with lots of new detail to catch your eye each time you glance at it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013 08:29:03 PM »

I've got a bunch of chimes that would work great for something like this! ( I Love how it looks but i love the sound of chimes so i would add chimes to the bottom myself)
It is so pretty <3
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