Monday, May 05, 2008

Wind Chime — It's all Art

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Isn't this a pretty wind chime? I couldn't quite decide what color the glass is: pink or purple? My wife had no trouble at all— it's lilac. For more information on this beach glass inspired all glass and copper wind chime, or to buy it, visit my website.

I hardly throw anything out anymore. Blue glass is a prime example. It is by far the trickiest to work with and back in the old days, when I had a piece with a small fracture, I would throw it away. Now I know how to grind that fracture out. If for some reason that does not work, I can recycle it into one of my kaleidoscope wind chimes. No more garbage.

Often the stuff that a few years ago I would have tossed produces the most exciting results. The stunning lilac wind chime pictured above is a case in point.

I had bought that glass for a completely different purpose. As it turned out, it did not work for the intended purpose. My wife, always striving to keep order around the yard, was about to throw it away as it had been lying around for over a year. But I knew I could find a use for it. And so I did: one of my most beautiful wind chimes ever.

When I started out over ten years ago, I used to feel some guilt at the amount of waste produced by my art. Now, there is virtually no garbage. It's all art.


  1. Very pretty windchimes, and since you're making them from "trash" they're even more amazing!

  2. Thanks, Erin. Yes, old glass and stuff on the beach most people just walk by. Regards, Tim