Sea glasses have appeared on our blog many times before. However, this time we decided to transform them into not just pictures but into wind chimes, which have become a decoration for our balcony. Moved by the wind, they produce beautiful sounds. It reminds us of our vacation in Sardinia, as that’s where we brought them from this year. From Sardinian beaches, you cannot take shells or sand. So, sea glasses have become a worthy substitute for us. Together with our children, we happily strolled along the beaches in search of the most beautiful treasures.
Sea glasses are nothing more than pieces of glass that have been tossed by the sea. However, before this happened, for many years, they were caressed by the waves and sand. As a result, their edges are not sharp, but you still need to be cautious when collecting them. Sea glasses can captivate you with a rich range of colors. However, the majority are green and brown sea glasses. Therefore, these white and light blue ones are, in our opinion, a scarce find. That’s why each discovery in these colors was accompanied by shouts of joy.
With today’s post, I would like to encourage you, dear readers, to try collecting sea glasses on the beaches if you haven’t already. Who knows, it might become your hobby, and you might fall in love with it forever, just like we did ❤️. Below, you will find our step-by-step tutorial on how to make wind chimes from sea glasses.
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- Multicolored sea glass
- Thin fishing line, which you can buy at a fishing supply store
- Dry sticks for the frame
- Hot glue
- Jute twine
At the beginning, we prepared a frame for our wind chimes consisting of dry sticks found in the park during a walk. We arranged the sticks in a ‘cross’ shape and tied them together several times with jute twine, leaving a long tail for hanging.
Attaching the sea glass to the fishing line
Mounting the sea glass is crucial as it determines the durability of our creation. We are familiar with at least two methods of attaching sea glasses to the fishing line. There are definitely many more. First, we fold the long fishing line in half. Then tie a knot at the end that isn’t split into two parts.
Next, we fit the sea glass between the two threads. We chose the sea glass in a way that from the top, there were brown, then green, and finally white sea glass (but only for the central threads, as we had the least of them in that color).
Next, we tied a knot. At this point, the sea glass should already hold fairly well on the fishing line.
To ensure durability, we further secured both knots with hot glue.
In the photo above, you can see the final result after hardening. Both the glue and the fishing line are practically invisible.
Leaving about half a centimeter of space, we make another knot. Return to the point of fitting the sea glass to create more of sea glasses threads.
These steps should be repeated until you achieve the desired number of threads with sea glasses, as required by your definition of perfect wind chimes 🙂
The final result is enchanting, especially when the sunlight touches the sea glass, and gentle gusts of wind set them in motion. I adore these sounds, and the magic of colors keeps my gaze captivated for a long time. It’s a pity that autumn is approaching. There will be fewer moments spent on the balcony with coffee and a good book. However, we highly recommend these mood enhancers for the next season 🙂🙂🙂.
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I have been passionate about DIY since my childhood, and my innate patience and accuracy make the whole process of creation a lot easier for me and that gives me a lot of satisfaction and pleasure. During my first pregnancy I learnt how to sew, what resulted with few tutorials about sewing clothes for kids on the blog. In the beginning of my second maternity leave, I have learned how to crochet amigurumi from yt. I found out, that I really love it, that’s why so many blog posts describe my crochet creatures.