As you will see later on, you can just make this wind chime smaller--with just 2 tiers, instead of all three. The bottom grouping has larger pieces---a pie server, over sized soup spoon, etc. & I like the "weight" of it.
So, the first thing you'll need to do is gather your supplies: vintage silver or silver plate flatware......For the one I made you'll need a total of 3 forks & then 8 other pieces of flatware. They could be spoons, butter knives, pie servers, etc. I just steered cleared from anything that could actually injure a passerby, or items that "never need sharpening".
I started out using a 1/16" drill bit. I broke it while trying to drill. So, I used the next size up--a 5/16" bit. I broke that too. So see, I'm sharing my boo-boo's so you can save time. I used the 3/32" bit & it was fine.
Now, tie a piece of fishing line onto the top fork as in the picture & leave about 5" between it & the middle fork.
Then, from each curly prong on the top fork, tie 4 of your random pieces of flatware until the broadest parts of each hang equal with the middle forks curly prongs. (This is so the flatware hits the middle fork prongs with a nice "clink" & "clang" sound.) You can stop here & be done & have a really cool wind chime, or you can continue to add the bottom level in the same way you just made the previous one: The middle fork (which is the fork in the bottom of the picture below) will have 4 other random pieces of flatware tied to its curly prongs & the bottom hole in that fork will have another fork tied to it, hanging below.
...here's the middle bit.....
...& here's the bottom. I actually drilled a hole in the bottom of that fork in the last tier, so I think I may go back & add a decorative detail to the bottom---like a really ornate piece of flatware just hung there on its own.
Oh, & don't forget to tie some string to the very tippy-top of the top fork so you can hang it outside. I hope you have fun trying this out! The sound it makes is totally neato!! I LOVE it!!
Cheers to another "Summer Fun Idea"!!!!