A silverware wind chime is one of my favourite things to make.
It combines my three main project loves… repurposing, reusing, and upcycling.
For this silverware wind chime I chose my lovely purple plastic chandy crystals, a silver plate tray, a glass coaster, five vintage silver plate teaspoons, and a lovely thrifted rhinestone brooch that had a broken clasp.
How to Make a Silverware Wind Chime
The first thing I did was mark on the tray with my sharpie where I wanted my chimes to hang.
I used them as my guide to drill holes using a 1/16″ drill bit specifically for metal. You can get these at any hardware store.
Then I added silver tone split rings through the holes.
I threaded the purple crystals onto split rings to using for hanging.
Then I attached them to the split rings in the tray, and I did the same at the top.
Using Marine GOOP adhesive I attached the glass coaster to the silver tray, and glued the rhinestone brooch into the centre. I let this sit for 24 hours for the glue to cure.
I love the combo of silver and glass. It’s so sparkly!
This purply/pinky brooch is so pretty.
I chose five vintage silver plate teaspoons from my collection for the chimes. They’re all different, and several of them are monogrammed. I love that!
It’s always fun to imagine who they were monogrammed for… and why.
You can leave the spoons as is like above.
Or you can hand stamp them with words like I did here. My favourite words to do on any silverware wind chime are Peace, Joy, Love, Faith, and Hope.
To see how to flatten, drill, and hand stamp silverware check out my Hand Stamped Spoon Bookmark tutorial.
Here are the chimes in different light at different times of the day.
It’s amazing how the light really changes the colour. The crystals go from pink/purple, to red purple, to purple purple. I love that!
I haven’t made a silverware wind chime in a while, and this reminded me how much I enjoy it.
Don’t forget to pin!
This was a custom etsy order for a reader/friend. I hope she likes it.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… think purple. lol. It is pink’s cousin after all.
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