Junk Chime

April 30th, 2009 in member junk     
6 users recommend

I came across a rusted wheel wind chime recently at the entrance of a local plant science center. 
I thought it was too cute to pass by without taking its photo for everyone to see. 
The miniature clay pots are painted so creatively with paisley print, floral designs and even camo!  
Doesnt it look like it would be fairly simple to do? 
Do you have a junk chime?  Id love for you to share it with all of us. 
I came across a rusted wheel wind chime recently at the entrance of a local plant science center. 

I came across a rusted wheel wind chime recently at the entrance of a local plant science center. 

A found junk chime that anyone can make.

Pattern or design used: http://junksophisticate.blogspot.com/2009/04/plants-farm-animals-and-junk.html
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Comments (12)

junkinator writes: Thank you for the warm welcome. Not only do I love old pottery, I love old iron wheels, and iron implements of any kind. This is such a great idea--you must have an 'eagle eye' for junk.
Anita, another Ohio junker Posted: 9:19 pm on September 30th
JudiD writes: I have a small wheel and axle I rescued from the dump. DH would like me to use this thing, or get rid of it.

Thanks for posting this, it has inspired me!

Judi Posted: 3:36 pm on June 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Candy,
This is the coolest junk chime I’ve ever seen. I really love the rust on the old wheel.

Jim Posted: 10:12 pm on May 4th
irishrovr writes:
Candy, this is super cute!

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 12:45 am on May 2nd
shabbychick writes: Candy - the chime is so sweet! I bet the girls had fun milking a cow. I got to do that years ago at my aunt's farm...but, I gotta say...once was enough for me! LOL

Have a great weekend!

Kathy Posted: 7:42 pm on May 1st
junkermidge writes: Candy --
The farm park sounds fun! We actually go around Cleveland quite often (relatives in Ashtabula on Lake Erie) but my family is more in the Rock Hall of Fame phase than the farm animals phase (but I sure enjoyed that time in their lives and sometimes miss it).
I've been OFFERING classes at my shop for some time, but I'm just starting to have actual takers -- the old fake it til you make it theory. Last month was my first multi-people class, 3 ladies and I made garden totems. They had a blast, and I learned a lot. I'm shooting for 4+ for the chimes class.
I'll gather up whatever junk trinkets I can and see what chimes develop.
Oops! Sorry to blather on! Troy's right, some sort of discussion format would be wonderful.
Happy junking,
Midge Posted: 10:40 am on May 1st
suewhitney writes: Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing this idea Candy.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:22 am on May 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How fun that you're offering a class for a junk chime! That's a really good idea. Love it!

My girls were on spring break a couple weeks ago, so I took them there as one of our activities we were doing that week. This plant science center is located in one of the Cleveland Metroparks called Lakefarm Park. The girls got to milk a cow for the first time and see all the farm animals' new babies too. They loved it.

I must admit, after seeing so many people's projects using farm paraphernalia, I was envisioning what I could do with different items I'd see in the barns. ;)

Posted: 4:54 am on May 1st
junkermidge writes: Candy, I love that chime! So simple and fun! Was that some sort of field trip situation for one of your kids? The painted pots are cute. I love your junk chime challenge. I haven't made any yet, but I'm offering a class for just that in May so this is just the jumpstart I need. Hopefully, you'll get many responses and fresh junk twists.
Midge Posted: 12:04 am on May 1st
alicemom writes: Darling Darling Darling! I can hear the "tinkling" from here.
Alice Posted: 10:21 pm on April 30th
oldnews writes: Very, very cute, I love it! Oh boy, I can't wait to see other people's junk chimes, what a great idea to share! I will take pictures of some of mine when I get home today! Is this place the best or what?? Marie Posted: 5:30 pm on April 30th
CottageElements writes: Clever idea, Candy. I do love those old rusty wheelbarrow wheels. I've actually made a couple lazy susans out of them. Fun project!

Lani Posted: 4:17 pm on April 30th
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