Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Wind Chimes

While vloggers like Josh Leo are out there changing the world, our little vlog here can teach you how to make a wind chime - that's right - a genuine wind chime! (Forget slow news week, it's been a slow news summer in South Range . . .)

Click here or on the picture, watch this video, and then go through your junk drawers and find things that can clang together and make your own little corner of the world a little bit more musical.


At 12:12 PM, Blogger Josh Leo said...

I think it sounds and looks nice! well done, those beads msut have taken a long time...and Nate don't let Rachel boss you around. You can put your happered spooons wherever you want!

At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Diane said...

I love it!!! So glad you are back to doing this! Just a few quick questions about the wind chimes. Do you need to pound the spoons flat? I just wondered if they made better sound that way, or what is the advantage? And the other thing - why the silver? Won't that turn black when it is left outside? But I can't wait to make one!!! Thanks for the how-to!

Diane Carlson

hmm... this thing is wanting me to type in the letters seen two tiimmees, hope it won't get published ttwwoo times!

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Nate & Rachel said...

Flattening the spoons, while it seems a crime (especially when you see really nice decorated spoons at antique stores), seems to help them catch the wind a lot better--when they're flat, they blow from all angles.

Why silver? First, it makes a richer sound than if you were to use stainless steel (which has kind of a clunky sound to it . . . but feel free to experiment!). Second, silver does tarnish a little bit when it's outside, but it adds "character" to the chimes.

At 2:08 AM, Blogger EJ said...

Great project! I see a lot of these utensils used as chimes. For those who don't want to lift a finger to have beautiful hanging decors, you might want to check out this wind spinner.

At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome...I like it!!! Nice to see a couple being creative around the house...thanks for sharing!!


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