Alcohol Ink Windchimes
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Alcohol Ink Windchimes

Old flatware and a galvanized bucket combine to create musical inspiration!

Created by the Michaels Design Team.

Uses Recycled Items: Yes
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Material List

  • Oval Galvanized Metal Container
  • Jewelry Essentials™ Transite
  • Silverware - Assorted
  • Ranger™ Alcohol Inks - Colors of Choice
  • Drill with Small Bit
  • Beads - Assorted
  • Jewelry Essentials™ Crimp Beads - Silver
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Wire - Silver
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate

Project Instructions

Determine amount of jewelry you want to hang from your container.

Drill small hole in bottom of container for silverware to hang from.

Drill small holes in handles of silverware.

Add desired colors of alcohol inks to silverware, let dry.

Drip desired colors of inks around top of container letting them drip down the sides. Let dry.

Cut assorted lengths of transite for hanging silverware.

Place a crimp bead onto end of transite and thread thru hole in silverware. Bring end of transite around handle and back thru the crimp bead. Smash closed with needle nose pliers.

To suspend beads on transite, add a crimp bead then bead, then another crimp bead. This will suspend the bead on the transite. Add as many as desired.

Thread the transite up thru hole in container, add bead large enough not to go thru hole, add crimp bead. Trim excess transite.


Find old silverware at garage sales!