Beach Finds Watering Can Wind Chime

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During this workshop Mary McCarthy from When's Low Tide and Lori Julian at Chicken Point Studio guided us step-by-step to create a fun art piece made with a watering can and beach finds. If  you missed the event, you can follow along using the instructions below.

seashell and sea glass watering can wind chime


supplies for beach craft watering can suncatcher

You can purchase your own materials or you can buy a DIY kit.

  • Metal watering can with a removable shower head on the spout. You can use an antique metal coffee pot, tea pot, or other container with a spout that has multiple holes in it. Amazon, Michael's, and Marshalls have watering cans that will work.
  • 10 yards 25 to 50-pound tested fishing line  
  • 60-75 lightweight pieces of flat sea glass, sea pottery, flat seashells, capiz shells, and/or other flat beach finds, beads, etc.
  • 1 oz. E6000 glue
  • Painter’s tape or other removable tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Tweezers or needle-nose pliers (optional)
  • Instructions
  • Template (see below)

capiz shells beach glass jingle seashells

Please download, print out, and tape together a template for laying out your pieces and gluing them down. There are two sizes to select from, depending on the length of strands that you want. You can print them out at actual size or scale them to fit your design. 

small template for a wind chime
design for a wind chime with shells and sea glass

Sweet Prizes!

when's low tide candle holder

Particpants in the workshop were entered to win a When's Low Tide candle and Chicken Point Studio driftwood candle holder. 

Mary is the owner of When's Low Tide, where she creates hand-poured candles incorporating beach finds from around the world. She is also Executive Director of The Beachcombing Center.

Lori is the artist behind Chicken Point Studio, purveyor of sea glass, driftwood, nautical and coastal art, and home decor. Her shop started on tiny Tilghman Island, located in Maryland. She creates beautiful art pieces from the items she finds along the beaches of the Chesapeake Bay.

Thank you to all the Beachcombing Club members, especially the Gold and Silver members who made this project possible. Gold: Angela Swartz, Anne Mauro, Anthony White, Christine Solorio, Cynthia Raffaele, Glenn Tolle, Jodie Greene, Kimberly Jennings, Kristina Braga, Laurel Holubik, Lisa Foy, Lisa McDonald, Lisa Pringle, Lori Christofferson, Madeleine Fontillas Ronk, Mia Rikson, Becky Thielbar, Svea Scholten. Silver: Adrienne Creemers Van Dun, Amy Dries, Asheley Simpson, Barbara Fletcher, Brandy Ronek, Brendan Keeley, Candy Chamberlain, Christine Gavin, Deirdre Clark, Diana Smith, Diane Parr, Ginger Bowman, Heike Schneider, Janice Piazza, JoAnne Blanchard, Joseph Murray, Karen Davis, Kathy Tiffany, Kimberly Drake, Lorraine  Walsh, Marylyn Broomhall, Michelle Wilkes, Niamh Brosnan, Scott Smith.

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