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Instructions for Wind-Chime Flatware

The delicate tinkling in the own handmade flatware wind chimes — like the pealing of small bows — generates a Zen-like feel in your backyard, on your deck or deck. Even beginning crafters or rookie artists can create a flatware wind chime with a few household tools and a few monofilament line. Start by visiting your neighborhood thrift store to find old flatware or silverware befit for your artistic creation.

Grasp the first tine of the biggest four-tined fork toward the close of the tine with the pliers. Bend the pliers while holding onto the tine in toward the center of this fork. When finished, you should have a tine bent horizontally with a slight dip to its tip. Repeat for the remaining three tines, bending every one from the opposite direction of this one before it.

Set a piece of curved flatware — fork or spoon — on the top of the anvil or other flat, but unbreakable, surface. Cover the flatware with a towel and hammer the spoon or the tines of the fork flat. Continue hammering along the grip of this flatware until the entire piece is flat. Repeat for every single piece of curved flatware.

Insert the drill bit into the drill. Secure the flatware into the working surface with a C-clamp. This retains the product still since you drill it. Create a hole centered near the end of the handle of every piece of flatware, even the fork with the bent tines. This hole allows you to hang the flatware from the monofilament line.

Thread 13 inches of this monofilament line through the conclusion of this now-drilled bent-tine fork. Tie off the line on the two fork on one end and the metal ring on the opposite. Verify you’ve knotted it securely since monofilament line may pull away from its knots in case not knotted closely.

Add about 6 inches or more, dependent on your preferred length, of line to every flatware slice through the hole in each handle. Bend it off securely, before attaching the line and also the flatware to a few of the tines on the bent-tine fork. When finished, hang your flatware end lodged in a windy spot in your backyard, from the eaves of your home, or on your own porch.

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