Humming Bird Suncatcher: Project Instructions

Humming Bird Suncatcher: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 28th Mar 2019

Suncatchers are a perfect project for young and old alike - this project uses one of our beautiful glass humming birds to make a great window hanging! Follow our instructions to find out how.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 60cm tigertail
  • 2 small tube crimps
  • 1 x glass humming bird
  • 1 filigree metal tube
  • 4 x 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads
  • 7 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 3 x twisted flat oval beads

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Pick up your length of tigertail and thread it through a small tube crimp. Thread the tigertail through the loop in the top of the glass humming bird and then back through the crimp. Pull up so that the loop is firm but not too tight. Squish down the crimp and cut off any excess tigertail.

Thread on the large holed filigree metal tube. Then thread on your crystals:

  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal bead
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • a twisted flat oval glass bead
  • a 3mm plain metal bead

Repeat this pattern until you're happy with the amount of crystals on your window hanging (we used 4 crystals and 3 twist oval beads).

At the very end of the tigertail, thread on another small tube crimp. Make a loop with the tigertail (approximately 3cm) and thread it back through the small crimp. Squish down and cut off any excess tigertail.

Your humming bird suncatcher is now ready to hang in the window. Use the second loop to hang from a hook etc. The possibilities for creating a unique window hanging are endless - use different colour crystals, swarovski crystals, other large crystals etc to create something truly different!

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