eCrafty Summer Fun: DIY Copper Pipe Windchimes & Beaded Sun Catchers

cjscopperwindchimes16Here are three fun projects our friend and co-worker Cheryl just made for the long breezy days of summer. (We have to laugh because it’s been gorgeous up until….yesterday, at which point our coastal fog and drizzle returned!)  Well, at least we had sun for the summer solstice! Even more reason to get this sunny post done!

First off, Cheryl created a colorful wind chime/sun catcher with our Handblown Glass Pendants SKU 202B and a 6″ section of copper pipe.

  • She used 1 inch copper pipe from the hardware store.
  • With the help of her husband, she cut the pipe into a six inch section and drilled four sets of holes through the pipe.
  • Using 22 gauge copper wire, Cheryl strung the wire through the holes and hung our 202B glass pendants from the copper pipe.
  • She used monofillament to thread through the pipe to hang it in the window. You could also use monofillament to hang the glass pendants from the pipe.

cjscopperwindhimes6With another 6 inch section of copper pipe, Cheryl created a vertical wind chime. She started with one of our Faceted Ice Crystal Glass Drops such as SKU 433.19 for this project.

Using fishing line, she strung as follows:

She threaded the whole string of beads through the copper pipe. The top bead cap will give a nice musical sound to your wind chime.

A couple of holes drilled at the top of the pipe provide a way to hang your creation.

Another idea, shown below, is to make sun catchers with the innards – no pipe – just string 413.13 sparkling crystal pendants (or any other of our faceted drops), our 1153 Bali bead caps mix and our 606A rondelle crystal beads onto monofillament or copper wire.

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Here are a few more pictures from Cheryl’s copper pipe and beading adventure! offers flat rate shipping for US orders ~ $5.00 for 1 or 100 items.

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