Seashell Windchime

Introduction: Seashell Windchime

About: Love to learn new things. Love to make new things.

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

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

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

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

Make a ring out of willow or wire.

Step 5: Finish

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!

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    7 Discussions


    4 years ago

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


    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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!