DIY Copper Pipe Windchimes & Beaded Sun Catchers from

Cheryl made these gorgeous #windchimes or #suncatchers (or rain chains) for the long breezy days of #summer. She started with copper tubing and added assorted rondelle crystals, faceted crystal drops, and bali bead caps from for the embelishments. #suncatcher #rainchain #windchime #beads #crafts #diy #summer #handmade #etsy #ecrafty #copper #diycrafts


How to make it:

Cheryl created a vertical wind chime starting with a 6-inch section of copper pipe. 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. 

Whatever you choose, we hope you have a sparkling Summer! Save 20% on every order ~ subscribe to Member News and Savings e-newsletter here!


Here are a few more pictures from Cheryl’s copper pipe and beading adventure!




Supplies list with clickable links from

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About the Designer: Cheryl Satterlee

Meet Cheryl!
She is a very talented multi-tasking mom and grandmom who we all have the great pleasure of working with at . She helps us with everything ~ from packing your orders, picking your freebies, to making sure our inventory behaves and everything in-between! When she is not babysitting her grandchildren you will find her pet-sitting, cooking, baking, beading and creating!




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