Silly Little Wind Chimes

delpht wind chime feature

I got two delft frog salt and pepper shakers at the last garage sale that were perfect “clangers” for a flatware wind chime.  I sell wind chimes at Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon.  They don’t usually sell like hot cakes, but they always sell.

 

garage sale report_7

These little frogs have a lot of personality and personality sells!  LOL

frog wind chime start

I love to wire wrap and I think the wire adds another element of decoration.  Swirls are sort of my thing!

 

frog wind chime piece

I use 17 gauge wire that I buy in 1/2 mile rolls, but 18 gauge wire will work just as well, just make sure the wire is stainless steel and NOT aluminum because aluminum isn’t sturdy enough to hold.

After wire wrapping, I gave each spoon a nice coat of cobalt stray paint.

delpht wind chime feature

I used yellow accents of painted dots and beads for contrast.

So that is one wind chime down and another to go, I bet Cathy (owner of Sunrose Gallery) will want me to bring these to her shop before the next ArtWalk!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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