I've seen silverware wind chimes out in Blog land for some time now, and have always filed that idea into the back of my brain with all the other ideas that have yet to be created. But when I was at a recent yard sale, and had the opportunity to purchase some old vintage silverware, I knew that the wind chime idea was going to become a reality.
With some wire, beads, and my handy needle nose pliers I went to work. First I had to charge up the trusty drill and then find a drill bit to do the hard work. I picked out six different pieces of silver and when the drill was charged up, I went to town drilling my holes.
Then it was just putting all the pieces together. I didn't have anything lying around that I could use for a center piece, so I just used one of the forks and bent the tines to use as the base for all the other pieces. About an hour later, I had it assembled and was very happy with my first attempt. I know now to be on the lookout for something unique to use as a center piece, and then there will be no stopping my imagination on creating some future chimes.