Here are the Fused Glass Wind Chimes I made for my Son, Robert, for his birthday, yesterday. I just realized I have not posted any blog posts since after Thanksgiving. Was totally swamped over the holidays. Seems like the days just get by so very fast anymore.
I made them small because in the next 7 or 8 months the kids are going full time into an RV. They have been downsizing so I wanted something that could travel with them.
Here is a close up of the top, black glass with colored dichroic chips and stringers fused onto it.
The top piece is about 3 x 3 inches.
A close up of the upper 3 chimes. Blue streaky glass and Purple glass with bits of dichroic glass fused onto them.
Each chime is approximately 1/2 inch wide by 3 inches long.
And a close up of the lower 3 chimes.
The two outside chimes are actually Dark Purple glass, when held up to the light you can see they are purple.
All together is was quite a fun little project to create. The first set of Wind Chimes I have ever made. I strung the chimes with 8 lb fishing line my Hubby, Rick, had and used a fishing swivel for the top to hang them from.
Drilling all the holes in the glass before I fired them in the kiln, and tying the knots in the fishing line to string each of the chimes, all took quite a bit of time. I also had to learn to tie a couple of new knots, fishing knots, so the knots would not come untied and the glass fall off and break later on. Thanks Rick for sharing some You Tube videos.
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