I started off with a twig and wrapped wire around it to hang the chains from. Then I spent a couple of weeks wire wrapping the glass beads and arranging them on different kinds of chains.
After I got the chains the lengths I wanted and in just the right place hanging from the twig I wrapped "gypsy-looking" material around the wire that was wrapped around the twig. I cut strips from an old satin-y scarf that my mother had bought somewhere... I'm sure at a garage sale. I have a huge pile of scarves that were hers. It was hard for me to cut it up, but I decided instead of them just sitting in a pile on my dresser, I would use them in my craft projects. I think my mother would have wanted me to do that. They had no sentimental value to her, they were just scarves that she bought because she thought they were pretty.
I'm happy with the way my gYpSY wind chime turned out and I plan to make many more.
Below is the first wind chime I made. I called it my handmade, hippie wind chime. It hung on my front porch for awhile. Then I moved it and hung it in a tree in our backyard. We live on a bit of a hill and sometimes the wind is very gusty and strong. Slowly the beads starting blowing off so now my hippie wind chime no longer looks like this :O)
Below is the second wind chime I made. My FIRST gypsy wind chime and my favorite so far. I have it hanging in my dining room for now. I'm going to keep this one.
Sadly, the picture doesn't do it justice. I've found that it's actually hard to take pictures of my wind chimes that show how pretty they really are.
Thanks for stopping by... hope you enjoyed my little chimes.....