Beaded Wind Chime

Date: 19-10-2020

Natural beaded wall hanging

BEADED WIND CHIME PROJECT

INSTRUCTIONS: 

1/  Find a stick approx 10-15mm thick and cut to 25cm long. 

2/  Use masking tape and tape around the stick to mask areas and ensure straight lines.  Use acrylic paint in bright colours and paint the areas of the stick that are exposed.  Once dry remove the tape. 

3/  You will need 2 x screw eye pins to twist into the stick (Children may need assistance).  Add 2 eyes on top, 3cm in from each edge. 

4/  Cut lengths of stringing for the beads to hang. 1 x 30cm long, 2 x 27cm long, 2 x 24cm long. 

5/  Tie and knot each of the strings to the stick.  Start with longer length in the middle and shorter lengths on outer edges.  

6/  Thread beads onto the strings, random is best alternating colours, bead shapes & types.  You can also knot the string at intervals to add random spacings in between beads.  Once you get to the end of the string, knot tightly and trim. Browse our extensive range of beads here.

7/  For the handle, cut 1 x length of string to 40cm long.  Tie and knot string through eye pin at top.  Thread some beads before tying the other end. 

 

WE HAVE USED THESE BEADS IN OUR PROJECT:

- Blush clay beads flecked with metallic gold

- Blush clay beads in various shades

- Shiny round gold beads

- Shiny gold tubes

- Two packs of round wood beads (this product includes twine that can be used to hang your project)

 

We'd love to see your natural bead wind chime creation!

Happy crafting,

Arbee