Pony Bead Suncatcher Windchime

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by Katrina Thack, A.C. Moore Exton, PA

Pony Bead Suncatcher Windchime

Use Nicole Crafts Pony Beads and other supplies to create a project that is music to your eyes and ears.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Separate pony beads into seven different piles - by color, by design or whatever look is desired. Put six of the groupings in their own cavity of the muffin pan. The last grouping, which should have a small handful more of beads than the others, goes in one of the three round cake pans.
  • 2
    Place the baking pan in a 400 degree oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or over medium-high heat on the grill for about 10 to 15 minutes until the beads melt and there are no lumps. Since you are melting plastic, it is important that you melt the beads in a well-ventilated area.
  • 3
    Once the beads have melted, let them cool for about 10 minutes. Turn the pans upside down and the pieces should fall out. If they do not, tap the pans lightly.
  • 4
    Cut six pieces cord of various lengths. Slowly drill a hole into each of the six smaller pieces and tie a piece of the cord through it. Evenly space six holes and drill them into the larger piece.
  • 5
    Tie opposite ends of cord attached pieces so there is one piece per hole and the smaller pieces are hanging. The shortest piece of cord should be hung first, followed by the next longest and so on until you are putting the last of the small circles on the longest piece of cord. This ensures that pieces will knock together when the wind hits them.
  • 6
    Cut three even pieces of cord. Tie the cord in every hole so they come out of the top part of the largest pony bead piece.
  • 7
    Put all three pieces through a pony bead and knot around it twice. Slide the pony bead onto a key ring to hang.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton® Recipe Right® Muffin Pan 6 cavity 104105980
  • Wilton® Recipe Right® Round Cake Pan 4 inch x 1-1/4 inch 3 pc. 104103545
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pony Beads 1000 pc. 9 mm Translucent Multi-Color 104240827
  • Beadalon® SUPPLEMAX™ 0.010 inch x 164 feet Monofilament Illusion Cord 104737493
  • Nicole™ Crafts Key Rings 32 mm Silver 25 pc. 104240708
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit
  • Scissors