On my long list of things to make was a "vintage-find" wind chime.
My inspiration came from a couple of photos I saw on pinterest...
|baby mobiles by Madeleine Boulesteix at Blogesteix|
I thought it might be an interesting "gift" for my husband for our upcoming anniversary. So I moved it up in the queue of "to-do"s.
I know what you might be thinking, "a girly wind chime for your husband?"... It is sort of on the order of a husband giving a blender to his wife as an anniversary gift. I wanted to make it though, therefore, I rationalized that it would be a "gift" for both of us to memorialize our 16th year of marriage.
The end product:
|everyday art design's anniversary wind chime|
What I found:
sliver plate baby cup
crystal chandelier prism
zinc "ball" canning lid
silver plate spoons, fork, butter knife
stainless biscuit cutter
I had purchased a few things off of ETSY earlier this year that- at the time I had no specific use for- I just knew I loved them and would use them eventually:
a few other items:
several different chains (from a home improvment store and craft store)
a drill bit that would drill through metal
a stone necklace pendant (on clearence a year ago at a craft store)
a blank brass disc
numbered brass discs (from an online office/shipping supply store)
wire cutters and a couple of needle-nose pliers
a Dremel electric engraver (I searched at several craft and home improvement stores looking for a tool that I could use to draw images or words on metal... It was hard to find... finally a clerk at Lowe's found one for me- even though he didn't think they carried such a thing.)
I so enjoyed the process of making the wind chime!
laying out the design
drilling the holes
working the links
|the top silver cup|
|the biscuit cutter in the middle|
|the "ball" lid near the bottom|
|"16 years" added to the brass disc with the Dremel engraver at the very bottom|