Whenever I go to a thrift store I always look for extra Norgesglass bands (Norwegian Mason Jars). The little ol’ ladies working there always smile and nod at each other when they see me picking them up, probably thinking I will do some serious canning… they are of course wrong; I use the bands for my crafting:
For this Norgesglass Windchime I used 8 vintage bands and pretty crystals
The Windchime makes beautiful little tingling sounds when the wind plays it, and it is utterly relaxing to watch it move. I think there is something about the circles that makes it extra soothing to watch! And the crystals twinkle and beam with the sunlight, so beautiful!
If you want a bit more color, I suggest using colored glas beads.
To hang the windchime I pierced one hole in each band and thread a long piece of clear fishing line. Although I love fishing, I can never remember the good knots to use, and the line I had on hand might also be of a rather thick kind, so my knots don’t look that good… I will have to practice to do better next time 😛
The hanging crystal is thread onto the fishing ling before creating a double surgeons loop:
I then added one additional crystal and some small glas beads for lowering my crystals to the right spot in the circle.
In the top band I pierced 7 holes and t-r-i-e-d to space them out evenly around, but don’t worry too much about the spacing, it won’t show when your windchime is done…
The lines of each band are adjusted to hang so they are slightly overlapping. Each line is secured inside the top band with a small glas bead and knots.
Finally I thread some fishing line through 4 of the holes in the top band, to hang the windchime with 🙂
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