Made A Bamboo Wind Chime

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“A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.”
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Catherine The Great

A few months ago, J picked up a bamboo wind chime kit. 
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It comes with almost everything you need to make a very simple wind chime: bamboo, pipe cleaners, string, and beads.  The only thing you need that isn’t here is a pair of scissors to cut the string.  It also came with paints but I didn’t want paint on my bamboo.
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The first thing I needed to do was to make sure the bamboo sticks were hollowed out enough using the pipe cleaners.
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I put the string in each of the bamboo sticks and placed different beads at the ends of the strings.
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I tied a knot after I was done adding beads.
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After I finished the first bamboo stick, I tied its string to another bamboo stick that I’d chosen to be the top bar.  Then, I repeated that process four more times.
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I ran the remainder of the string through the top bamboo bar and tied it up.
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One caveat of this product was that the instructions were not that clear and the variety of beads was lame.  Just a warning in case you decide to pick this up.

This was a quick project that was useful to me because I’d never done anything like it before, but it makes it so I know how to create much more complicated chimes with raw materials.  I could definitely see making something with bigger bamboo or even PVC pipe in a circular configuration.  It opens up possibilities.  Nice project!



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