Today I will be doing a post on something other than food. Just recently I made a sea shell wind chime out of some shells that I have collected over the years. Some of the shells I found at various beaches and I bought the more exotic ones at the store. Well i would always see sea shell wind chimes come in to the store I work at. I always thought they were nice, but I didn't want to pay a lot for something like that, especially if I could make it myself. And it turns out that is was actually very easy to make. The one thing that took a lot of time was drilling all the holes in each of the shells, but once you get past that step it takes no time at all to make it. After it is all put together you end up with a one of a kind custom made sea shell wind chime, which sounds very pretty when a breeze goes by. Now if my directions make no sense at all then I apologize. I tried to describe it the best way I could. If anyone ever has any questions on this or anything else I ever make feel free to ask away. Enjoy
Sea Shell Wind Chime
Various sea shells
Transparent plastic string/fishing line
Clear sea beads
1 wooden circle plaque
1 key ring
Drill holes in the tops of all the shells. Also drill a hole in the middle of the wooden plaque as well as three holes evenly around the edge. Cut a long piece of string and tie a knot at the end around a sea bead. String a shell on to the strand letting it rest on the bead. Leave about a 1-inch space from the shell and tie another knot on the string with a bead and the string down the next bead. Repeat until you have all four strands made. End each strand with a knotted sea bead to help support the wood plaque. String the strands through the wooden plaque and then tie all the strands around a key ring. Cut off excess stings and then hang it up some where nice.