Introduction: Seashell Windchime

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Have you been wanting  to make a unique mobile or wind chime, and have lots of seashells laying around?
Well here's just the thing, a seashell wind chime. I made it in just in hour or two, with things I already had. Have fun!

Step 1: Gather Tools and Materials

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First gather up all of your tools, Fishing line, scissors, beads, shells,  something sharp to put holes in the shells, (I used a hammer and a nail.) and a piece of wire or willow.
Get more shell than you think you will need, because you will probably brake a few.

Step 2: Put Holes in Shells

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Place the nail at  a slight angle on the shell, and with the hammer tap gently to make a hole.
Make hole in your other shells. I use
d about 50 shells.

Step 3: Thread on the Shells

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Tie a bead onto the fishing line, an thread on a shell. Tie on another bead (place beads 2 or 3 inches apart, or depending on how big your shells are.) add shells and so on, until you get the desired length.
Make 5 strings of shells, one a little longer than the rest.

Step 4: Make a Ring

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Make a ring out of willow or wire.

Step 5: Finish

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Tie your strings of shells on the ring. Take fishing line (or use wire) and tie to the top of the ring for something to hang from. If you like you can put on a hook to hang it from.
Hope you enjoy your mobile!

Comments

foxyroxy99 (author)2015-10-30

a dremel is kind of a little "chick drill", but has many uses. I use my drill with a titanium bit.

sunshiine (author)2012-11-01

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing! Hope your day shines!
Sunshiine

kz1 (author)2012-09-12

Using a dremel would probably same some time and some shells. Very nice just the same I collect scallop shells on my walks on the beach and plan to use them to make one of these.

LauraLauraLynn (author)kz12012-09-13

You are probably right, I have never used a dremel before.
Hope you like your wind-chime!

ChrysN (author)2012-08-14

NIce, that's a pretty way to use of sea shells.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-08-13

Cute! I love shells and I love how you used the willow for the ring on the top!

Thanks, I had lots of fun making it.

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