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« on: December 01, 2006 12:42:01 PM »

Inspired by the first children's xylophone windchime (and my own obsession), I made my own version.
Materials:
children's xylophone
the inside hoop of an embroidery/cross stitch thing (the one that keeps the fabric nice and tight in the area you're working on)
fishing line
20 crimp beads
Swarovski crystals
wooden bead (for the top to bring the four top strings together where you hang it...It can't be seen in the pictures.)



I guess that the pictures are pretty self explanitory as far as attaching the bars to the fishing line and stringing a matching crystal over it.
I used crimp beads to attach the fishing line to the hoop. Make sure to get it nice and tight or the chimes will slide around too much and all end up on one side--but don't worry it's easy to secure it tightly.
I then cut four more lengths of fishing line (you can use your judgment) and attached them to the hoop as well with crimp beads.
Then I strung a wooden bead over those four and tied a knot when the weight was evenly balanced.  I pushed the bead a little over the knot, and then I tired a knot at the top of the four strings to make the loop to hang the windchime from.
Enjoy!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006 01:02:59 PM »

That is cool.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006 12:49:14 PM »

thats an awsome idea!
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2007 06:14:33 PM »

Can pick these up at a yard sale!
Such a great idea!!
Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007 08:25:36 PM »

I remember those from when the kid was little and I always loved the sound they made. Gonna have to look for one. Thanks for the idea.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2007 08:20:21 AM »

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Can pick these up at a yard sale!
Such a great idea!!
I thought the exact same thing! Again thanks for the idea, i would've never thought of that. It would make a nice craftalong, to see what other people could come up with.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007 03:23:42 AM »

Your windchime is gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007 10:50:12 AM »

very cute!  I must find a cheap xylophone...
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007 11:10:09 AM »

I've been looking for a xylophone for 2 weeks and I can't find one, must keep looking. I want to do this windchime!
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2007 08:32:59 AM »

I've been looking for a xylophone for 2 weeks and I can't find one, must keep looking. I want to do this windchime!
Try ebay. I don't remember when, but I saw a cheap Target-brand one a while ago. It's summer so keep on the lookout at garage sales.

Thanks for all the comments, guys!  Grin
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