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Mason Jar DIY Wind Chimes with Beads

Jane and Sonja
Creating a beautiful DIY wind chime using a glass jar and assorted beads.
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Ingredients
  

  • Mason Jar 8oz
  • Glass beads in assorted shapes, sizes and colors
  • Floral wire
  • Silver wire 12 gauge
  • Wire cutter or scissors
  • Pliers
  • Ruler

Instructions
 

Preparing the beaded strands

  • Cut 6 pieces of floral wire 20” long.
  • Working one strand at a time, thread one of the larger glass beads with wire. Loop the end of the wire through the bead and wrap it around the other side to secure the bead in place.
  • Continue adding beads to the wire until your strand measures 10 ½” long. Loop the end of the wire through the last bead to secure in place.
  • Repeat with the remaining 5 pieces of cut wire to have 6 strands of beads in total. Put aside.
  • Cut 3 pieces of floral wire 14” long.
  • Working one strand at a time, thread the smallest sized beads on to this wire. Loop the end of the wire through the bead and wrap it around the other side to secure the bead in place.
  • Continue adding beads to the wire until your strand measures 6” long. Loop the end of the wire through the last bead to secure in place.
  • Repeat with the remaining 2 pieces of cut wire to have 3 strands of beads in total. Put aside.

Assembling the Mason Jar Chime

  • Cut a piece of thicker gauge silver wire 18” long.
  • Fold the ends of the beaded floral wire around the silver wire alternating the short strand with two longer strands.
  • Wrap the silver wire around the rim of the mason jar twice and wrap the ends together with a pair of pliers.

Finishing the Mason Jar Chime

  • Secure the beaded wire strands to the silver wire and trim off the excess wire.
  • Fold the shorter beaded strands upward and thread one large bead through all three wires. Next, fold the wire ends over to form a loop for hanging.
  • Secure the longer beaded strands to the silver wire in a similar manner.
  • Cut another piece of floral wire about 3” long and wrap it around the top of the beaded strands just under the mason jar.
  • Fill the jar with pretty pebbles as we did here or even a small votive candle, then hang to enjoy!
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