My little angel Bella used to hold a small lantern. One day she said to me – It is always raining around here, may I have a rain chain to entertain me please? Who am I to deny an angel anything? So a vintage rain chain she got:
(All images in this post are clickable, if you want to zoom in on the details!)
Look how happy Bella is with her new toy!
It extends all the way down to Cupid and Psyche, who insisted I move their little birdbath right underneath the fresh downpour:
With the shiny tart tins and the glas beads I used to make this chain, it certainly doubles as a suncatcher too:
Even the little fish and the tiny birds are happy:
YOU can of course make a rain chain too! Just grab anything that can take the outdoors, and string it up like jewelry, only use more solid wire. And use your imagination, to create a wonderful heirloom piece of art for your deck or garden 🙂
I started my piece “upside down” by first threading the loop for hanging, twisting the wire ends securely around themselves (hidden inside the doorknob) and then layering my tires as I went along, one glas heart per tire. Finally the wire is secured at the bottom by “weaving” it several times through the holes of the salt shaker lid. When I screwed on the salt shaker body, all wire is hidden and only the decorative elements are showing.
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