Repurposed Silverware Wind Chime
A silverware wind chime is one of my favourite things to make.
It combines my three main project loves… repurposing, reusing, and upcycling.
I showed you these purple chandelier crystals when I started thrifting again, and I shared how to remove rust stains from them to bring them back to their purple prettiness shown above.
For this silverware wind chime I chose my lovely purple plastic chandy crystals, a silver plate tray, a glass coaster, five vintage silver plate teaspoons, and a lovely thrifted rhinestone brooch that had a broken clasp.
How to Make a Silverware Wind Chime
The first thing I did was mark on the tray with my sharpie where I wanted my chimes to hang.
I used them as my guide to drill holes using a 1/16″ drill bit specifically for metal. You can get these at any hardware store.
Then I added silver tone split rings through the holes.
I threaded the purple crystals onto split rings to using for hanging.
Then I attached them to the split rings in the tray, and I did the same at the top.
Using Marine GOOP adhesive I attached the glass coaster to the silver tray, and glued the rhinestone brooch into the centre. I let this sit for 24 hours for the glue to cure.
I love the combo of silver and glass. It’s so sparkly!
This purply/pinky brooch is so pretty.
I chose five vintage silver plate teaspoons from my collection for the chimes. They’re all different, and several of them are monogrammed. I love that!
It’s always fun to imagine who they were monogrammed for… and why.
You can leave the spoons as is like above.
Or you can hand stamp them with words like I did here. My favourite words to do on any silverware wind chime are Peace, Joy, Love, Faith, and Hope.
To see how to flatten, drill, and hand stamp silverware check out my Hand Stamped Spoon Bookmark tutorial.
Here are the chimes in different light at different times of the day.
It’s amazing how the light really changes the colour. The crystals go from pink/purple, to red purple, to purple purple. I love that!
I haven’t made a silverware wind chime in a while, and this reminded me how much I enjoy it.
Don’t forget to pin!
This was a custom etsy order for a reader/friend. I hope she likes it.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… think purple. lol. It is pink’s cousin after all.
It’s so fun to see the items that you collect each week, and then to see them transformed into a piece of art. Thanks for sharing your talent and vision 🙂
That’s so sweet of you to say Mother Deer. Thank so much for reading!
Thanks so much Colleen!
Absolutely gorgeous!! And is it in your shop?????
Thanks Dona! I’m so glad you like it!
I knew you’d do something fabulous with those crystals!! Very pretty
Thanks so much AnnMarie!
Love the wind chime Tuula. I still have the one you made for me and love it. I knew you would do something fabulous with those crystals. This is another stunner. It will sell for sure.
Have a great Friday and wonderful week end.
Thanks Kris! It has already sold. I’m so glad you’re still enjoying your wind chime.
This is so pretty! I love how you stamped the silverware too, that’s a great idea! My mom and I made silverware wind chimes YEARS ago but it was only made with silverware. The addition of the tray and the crystals makes is so special!
Thanks Tania! I love having words around that inspire me so stamping my wind chime spoons just came naturally out of that. I stamp most of them, but not all.
That is just gorgeous! Some beautiful garden bling. Happy Friday Tuula!
Thanks so much Karen!
Love how the purple looks with the blue sky behind it. Sparkly and shiny – very pretty!
Thanks Donna! I still have some crystals left so I’ll probably be making another one.
I absolutely love this Wind Chime with so many different elements, thank you for the information, there will soon be a similar one hanging outside my house here in New Zealand!
That’s awesome Pam! I’m so happy that my project has inspired you.
Awesome upcycle!! Love these cool wind chimes!!
Thanks so much Keri!
How unique!! I love seeing your creations! Maybe someday I can make them as well! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Thanks so much Cheri!
I love how you turned all these ordinary objects into a real work of art. Beautiful!
Thanks Betsy! Repurposing things is so much fun.
Such a fun idea! I have a chimes that I bought from a local crafter and I have often thought it would fun to make my own. Your gems add such a nice touch!
Thanks so much Judy!
I could almost hear how these sound on a breezy day. So pretty, Tuula!
Thanks Amy! They do sound nice if I do say so myself.
Your windchime is gorgeous, but I tkink it would be to expensive for me to try to make. Thanks for the idea for possible future.
Thanks Carolyn! I thrift everything for my wind chimes and most of my projects actually so that keeps the cost down. Take a look at your local thrift stores… you may be surprised what you might find that you can use to make one for yourself. 🙂
I can’t wait to get started! When I first saw this I began collecting. Now I have a box full of wonderful goodies. Thanks for the inspiration!
Do you do anything to the back? If you don’t, you should consider it since wind chimes tend to spin around a bit with the wind. Then it would be doubly beautiful!
Thanks Karen! Both sides can’t be stamped, but I certainly could try something else on the other side. I have a few other ideas. Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂
I love it, it’s beautiful and my favorite color. Where did you get the purple crystals from? Did they already have holes or did you have to drill them? I was going to make dish flowers for my flower bed but I like the wind chime idea so much better.
Thanks Judy! I found the crystals at a thrift store and they already had holes. I make dish flowers too, but have to admit that wind chimes are my favourite thing to make.
Love love love it and I will be making my own Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift and talents with us.
Thanks you so much Brenda! I’m so glad that my project has inspired you. 🙂