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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!
 
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Step 1: Gather tools and materials

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 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!

sunshiine2 years ago
Very pretty! Thanks for sharing! Hope your day shines!
Sunshiine
kz12 years ago
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)  kz12 years ago
You are probably right, I have never used a dremel before.
Hope you like your wind-chime!
ChrysN2 years ago
NIce, that's a pretty way to use of sea shells.
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.