Add a little whimsy to your fairy garden with these wind chimes that actually work – a gentle touch is all that’s needed bring forth their delicate sound.
What you need to make the chimes:
- Long tubular beads
- Seed beads
- 1 Spacer bead with holes. That’s the one that looks like a little flower in the pic below
- Jewelry wire
- Jewelry thingy that looks like a wavy shepherd’s crook. I have no idea what’s its actually called, sorry.
- Teeny bell (the secret ingredient 🙂 )
Start by cutting your jewelry wire into 8 pieces (my spacer bead had 16 little holes round the bottom sides). Cut eight tube beads into various lengths, ranging from long to short. Thread the jewelry wire up through one of the holes and down into the next hole. Twist to tighten.
Add the longest tube bead and a seed bead and then thread the wire back up into the tube. Repeat using the next longest tube bead. Once all the tubes have been added, cut a piece of wire about 15 cm long, bend it in half and add the teeny bell. Thread a seed bead to hold the bell in place and then push the bent wire up through the middle hole in the spacer. Add a few more seed beads and your wind chime is almost done.
Give her a gentle nudge and hear the tinkle. Attach the wind chimes to the wavy, shepherd’s crook thingy and she’s ready for your fairy garden.