Create your own mason jar wind chime using beautiful strung colorful glass beads and enjoy the soothing sounds as the winds blow.
Making a Colorful Glass Beaded Mason Jar Wind Chime
During one of my thrift store outings some time ago, I picked up a collection of assorted beads for crafting without any plan on how I wanted to use them. Although I try my best not to buy craft supplies unless I need them, I couldn’t resist the containers full of colorful glass beads in all their differing shapes and sizes. And since my jewelry making days are long gone, I was excited to be able to use these beautiful beads for making a mason jar wind chime.
If you have a lot of leftover beads, add another DIY garden accent to your outdoor space like this Beaded Decorative Garden Stake!
- Mason Jar, 8oz
- Glass beads in assorted shapes, sizes and colors
- Floral wire, 22 gauge
- Wire, 12 gauge
- Wire cutter or scissors
Instructions for Making a Mason Jar Wind Chime
Preparing the beaded strands:
Cut 6 pieces of floral wire 20” long.
Working one strand at a time, thread one of the larger glass beads with wire. Loop the end of the wire through the bead and wrap it around the other side to secure the bead in place.
Continue adding beads to the wire until your strand measures 10 ½” long. Loop the end of the wire through the last bead to secure in place.
Repeat with the remaining 5 pieces of cut wire to have 6 strands of beads in total. Put aside.
Cut 3 pieces of floral wire 14” long.
Working one strand at a time, thread the smallest sized beads on to this wire. Loop the end of the wire through the bead and wrap it around the other side to secure the bead in place.
Continue adding beads to the wire until your strand measures 6” long. Loop the end of the wire through the last bead to secure in place.
Repeat with the remaining 2 pieces of cut wire to have 3 strands of beads in total. Put aside.
Assembling the Mason Jar Chime
Cut a piece of thicker gauge wire 18” long.
Fold the ends of the beaded floral wire around the silver wire alternating the short strand with two longer strands.
Wrap the silver wire around the rim of the mason jar twice and wrap the ends together with a pair of pliers.
Finishing the Mason Jar Chime
Secure the beaded wire strands to the silver wire and trim off the excess wire.
Fold the shorter beaded strands upward and thread one large bead through all three wires. Next, fold the wire ends over to form a loop for hanging.
Secure the longer beaded strands to the silver wire in a similar manner. Ensure you have about 1” of empty wire exceeding past the base of the mason jar.
Cut another piece of floral wire about 3” long and wrap it around the top of the beaded strands just under the mason jar.
Fill the jar with pretty pebbles as we did here or even a small votive candle, then hang to enjoy! I can imagine how pretty the colorful glass beads would appear at night when luminated.
As the glass beads sway in the breeze, they make a soft, relaxing sound similar to the subtle sounds of our coastal seashell chime. For more DIY wind chimes check out this recycled plastic lid wind chime; this rainbow button wind chime and this terra cotta pot wind chime.
Glass Beaded Mason Jar Wind Chime
- 1 8oz mason jar
- glass beads in assorted shapes and sizes and colors
- 166 inches floral wire 22 gauge
- 18 inches wire 12 gauge
- 1 wire cutter or scissors
- 1 plier optional
- 1 ruler
- Cut 6 pieces of floral wire 20” long.
- Working one strand at a time, thread the larger glass beads on to the wire until each bead strand measures 10.5" long.
- Cut 3 pieces of floral wire 14” long.
- Working one strand at a time, thread the smaller glass beads on to the wire until each bead strand measures 6" long.
- Cut a piece of thicker gauge wire 18” long and wrap it around the rim of the jar, tightening with the pliers if needed.
- Attach the beaded strands to the wire alternating between one shorter beaded strand and two longer beaded strands.
- Secure the beaded strands in place.
- Fold the shorter strands up and form a wire loop at the end for hanging.
- Have the longer strands hang down and secure them together just underneath the jar.
- Hang to enjoy!