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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 eCrafty.com 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:
- Our SKU 433.19 ice crystal pendant,
- then a metal bead cap SKU 1153,
- then a rainbow of round crystal beads SKU 606A
- followed by another SKU 1153 bead cap.
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 eCrafty.com 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 eCrafty.com
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About the Designer: Cheryl Satterlee