Sweet sounding silver sugar bowl wind chime. That’s quite the mouthful.
Try and say that five times in a row. 🙂
We finally put our winter coats away and that means that wind chime making season is back!! Yay!
It’s fun to add some whimsy to our outdoor areas, and the sweet sound of a sugar bowl wind chime with hanging silverware tinkling in the breeze would be a lovely addition to any deck or patio.
For me silverware makes the loveliest wind chime sound because it’s not too loud. It’s soft and pretty and won’t drown out the lovely singing birdies.
To make this chime you’ll need a silver sugar bowl, a thrifted necklace or two (or any chain will do), silver plate forks and spoons, some silver coloured split rings, and a drill with a 1/16″ metal drill bit.
To check out how to flatten, hand stamp, and drill holes into silverware see my hand stamped spoon bookmark tutorial. If you prefer to use un-flattened and un-stamped silverware it would still sound lovely… just not quite as bell-like.
The first thing to do is measure around the sugar bowl and mark where you want your chimes to hang.
They should be spaced apart equally. Now this depends how many forks and spoons you’re using.
For my chime I’m using 3 of each.
I don’t have a pic of this (it goes lost somewhere along the way), but you should also make two holes in the base of the sugar bowl for hanging the whole chime.
Drill in the holes.
Make sure to wear eye protection whenever drilling into metal.
Take apart the thrifted necklace.
Attach the split rings to the spoons and forks through the holes, and then attach the necklace and chain to the split rings.
These are for the creamer that matches the sugar bowl.
Then attach split rings to the other ends of the necklace or chain and attach through the holes in the sugar bowl.
Do the same at the top.
Attach the necklace or chain parts at the top to a key ring, and hang a lovely chandelier crystal to finish it off.
Here are the two holes that I mentioned earlier, spaced equal distance apart for hanging.
Split rings make attached everything together really easy.
Windy days are great for listening to these chimes, but not so great for picture taking.
I couldn’t get the chimes to stay still enough for a close up… so here you can see what they look like.
Here’s the finished sweet sounding sugar bowl wind chime and…
… here’s the silver creamer.
Making wind chimes is one of my favourite things to do, and by using different thrifted necklaces or chains you can make a one of a kind piece for your own garden or as a gift.
If you enjoyed this sugar bowl wind chime project you might enjoy my other diy wind chimes here.
I just have to say another yay for putting winter coats away. It’s been lovely and warm here this week. I hope it is where you are too. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!