So here’s my first set of wind chimes for the season… especially made for Think Pink Monday
During a small window of warmer weather two weekends ago I spent an hour or so outside flattening vintage silverware on the marble slab that the sun finally freed from beneath the snow. I have many more to do, but it’s a start.
When I thought of the picture frame wind chime idea I went into my small frames stash to see what I could find. These are all good candidates.
I chose to use this silver Victorian style metal frame.
It has lovely details.
The glass and cardboard were removed before I took this picture.
I sprayed it with two coats of Krylon Dual white paint and primer combo.
The other supplies I needed were three hand stamped silver plate vintage spoons with holes drilled through their tops, a thrifted necklace, and some silver tone split jump rings.
I drilled the holes that I needed into the frame.
UPDATE: I used a 1/16″ metal drill bit for the frame, and I use this same size or 3/32″ to drill holes into silverware.
I took apart the necklace and added the lengths that I wanted to use to three jump rings, and then threaded the jump rings into the holes that I drilled at the top of the three spoon
Then I added split jump rings into the holes I drilled in the frame.
So I went into my stash of chandelier crystals to find some much needed bling.
Here’s a close up of the hand stamped spoons.
I stamped them with the french words espoir (hope), amour (love), and foi (faith).
Here’s the back of the frame after it was put back together.
I ripped the cardboard stand thingy off before starting this project.
I was planning on putting a black and white photo of Paris in the frame, but nothing looked quite right. Then I remembered the vintage postcards that I received a while back from a good bloggy friend.
Thanks so much Sherry. I think this sweet little girl with her adorable puppy are perfect. Let’s just pretend that they’re French.
It was quite the windy day so it was impossible to get a good pic of the spoons. They just wouldn’t stay still, but they were chiming like crazy… so they passed their test run.
Needless to say that because of the picture and the cardboard backing this is not meant to be out in the elements. It would be perfect inside by a breezy window, or outside under a covered porch or deck.
Or you could leave the picture out entirely and remove the little screws and just hang it like that. A little chalkboard would be fun too. The possibilities are endless really.
For me I think it’ll be fun to change it with the seasons or for holidays… or just because.
Thanks so much for reading!
Yes, that’s snow in the picture… but it’s starting to melt, thankfully, and no matter what the outside thermometer reads Spring is officially here. Yay!!!!!!!!!
What Spring projects are you getting into?