You can make a sea glass wind chime easily.
For this DIY project, I’m making an angel wind chime with sea glass, parts of an old wind chime that started falling apart, and some little blue glass shells I picked up at the Dollar Store.
You can choose whatever trinkets you like for your sea glass wind chime. These directions, however, work best with glass.
Things You’ll Need
- Sea Glass
- Other glass trinkets if desired
- E-6000 Industrial Strength Glue (Best for glass)
- White paper plate
- Fishing line (I’m using 3 lb.)
- Scotch tape
Gather sea glass shards for angels. Lay the shards in angel shapes: one large white shard for the body, two white triangle shards for the wings, one round white shard for the head, and one small blue rectangle shape for the halo.
Squeeze a little E-6000 glue on the paper plate. Only use a little glue at a time because it dries fast and gets lumpy.
Use Q-tips to smear a little glue to attach the wings to the body. Set body with wings aside. Glue the halo to the top of the head. Set head with halo aside. Finish glueing bodies and heads separately, and let them dry overnight. Wait until the following day to glue the heads with halos to the bodies with wings. Then wait another day for the angels to dry completely.
Lay the wind chime pieces out and space pieces like you want them to hang. Be sure to lay angels face down.
Cut enough fishing line so you have about 12 to 24 inches to spare at the top and bottom of each line. Use scotch tape to secure the fishing line over the glass trinkets. Be sure to leave a little slack in the line. Tape fishing line at the top and bottom leaving an extra 6 to 12 inches of fishing line at each end.
Squeeze out a little glue onto the paper plate. Hold the fishing line over a trinket with one hand as you glue with the other hand. If desired, you can tie the fishing line to each trinket and dab with a little glue. If you’re going to hang the wind chime outside, it’s best to tie a knot around each trinket, especially if you live in an area that has a lot of moisture.
Be sure to cut longer pieces of line if you’re going to tie each glass piece.
Smear glue over fishing line over the glass trinkets. After glueing each glass trinket individually, wait 15 minutes and add a little more glue to each piece.
Let dry for 24 hours.
Tie raffia to middle of starfish. Tie each line of trinkets to starfish. Hang and enjoy.