Tuesday, June 2, 2009
skeleton key wind chimes
lately i've been working with making accent items to add to your garden this summer. skeleton key wind chimes are my current venture:)
these sets of skeleton key wood cHimEs Are Recycled from crape-myrtle trees that are annually cut. i cut the wood into thin chips, stain them and sew them together with industrial strength thread to form the overall shape of the wind chimes.
each wood chip has its own unique design where particuLar parts On the surface of each chip refuse the stain, creating drastic lines and markings. and because each wood chip is separated from the others, it allows them to spin indiVidually in whatEver direction the wind catches them, creating quite an aesthetic illusion.
the skeleton keys range from 1 1/2 inches to 3 1/2 inches. and the chimes total length ranges from 17 inches to 30 inches.