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« on: May 17, 2018 01:23:33 PM »



After making a set of Antique Silverware & Key Wind Chimes for my mom for Mother's Day, I had a lot of bits and bobs that I had pulled out for it on my work desk, so yesterday I set about turning them into something.  I had 4 smaller prisms, and 1 larger one, that I decided to turn into a sun catcher for my porch.  I didn't want the crystal prisms to knock into one another, so I staggered the lengths of beading wire I used to string them.  I used a wide mouthed canning jar band as the base, and some chain to suspend it.



After getting the prisms in place, the piece felt a bit bare, so I added some old key charms that have been in my stash for years.  I bought them to use in jewelry, but when I ordered them the listing didn't note that they had bible verses on them, and I'm not religious, so they were just gathering dust.  After that I added some teardrop crystals in a rainbow of 8 colors.  Strands of a single color felt a bit sedate, so I ended up rotating the colors in each row, so the rainbow sort of swirls around the piece, mirroring the swirling length of the prisms.  Since a pair of wind chimes I had on the porch had recently fallen apart, I already had a spot just waiting for this piece.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018 01:43:22 PM »

Oh, it's so fun and pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018 03:16:34 PM »

Canning band!  Brilliant!  I have a few of those around....
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018 03:27:59 AM »

That's just beautiful!! ❤️
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018 06:36:29 AM »

Thanks friends!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018 07:30:39 AM »

It is gorgeous! I love crystals and rainbows, this is just perfect.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018 11:28:32 AM »

Lovely.  I bet it's beautiful when the sun shines on it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018 03:15:04 PM »

I love the colors. Well done.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018 01:58:01 PM »

So beautiful.  I love the evolution of it.  Always so fun to read the process behind a piece.
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2018 05:43:35 AM »

What a cheerful and pretty addition to your porch!
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