Intro: Seashell Windchime
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 used 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!