I made this for my girlfriend for Valentine's day, but there's never a bad time to give your girlfriend (or boyfriend, or anyone) a wooden heart windchime. I wanted to make her something and had some offcuts of ash lying around, and this is what I came up with.
(Note: I'm describing this as a wind chime, but how much chiming it will do is questionable. It's more of a visual thing really, though the ash I used makes a nice quiet clinking noise when knocked together. I'm sure there are ways of controlling the pitch and timbre of the noise using different materials and dimensions - length, bore, etc. - but this isn't what I was going for here.)
5 short lengths of wood (preferably hardwood - I used ash) approx. 6" x 1.5" x 3/4" but scale as you wish
Polyester thread or similar
Small brass screw eye
Drill and various bits (preferably a drill press, but a cordless driver should work)
Sandpaper of various grits ~60-400 (or ideally a belt sander and belts)
Step 1: Mark Out
Mark out your design on your timber. I found it made it easier to tape it together for this. Leave one piece for your cross piece.