Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vintage glass flower frog turned wind chime

My mom and I have been collecting vintage glass flower frogs for several years now. We've made quite a few wind chimes from them. This is one I made one for my neighbor for her birthday.



I used glass beads and a ceramic "B" for the center since their last name begins with a "B."



It's so funky and charming, don't you think? I'm such a great neighbor to have. :b



I love the clinkety-clink sound it makes in the wind.



I used my secret spy ninja skills to creep into her backyard this morning to take these pictures. =) She wouldn't mind though. We are really close friends. ;)

28 comments:

Ally0005 said...

Wow! That is so pretty.

Ally

b. said...

so cute and... thoughtful!! and, i love how you snuck a photo. lol.

Joanna said...

What a beautiful piece!

Chrissie Grace said...

Won't you be my neighbor?
:)
Chrissie

Demara said...

lol that is so cool of you. And I have a friend like that too...we'd walk into eachother's houses just to see eachother...but now they are moving across town...and my husband and I will be moving into their place! The place I use to just walk into...ha. will soon be our place. So strange. I will miss her company...so close :(

Gwen said...

Me likes! Love the funky B. I have flower frogs, but I'm boring and just use them for pens on the desk. LOL Do you do you own beading for the chimes? I want you to be my neighbor!

Shannon said...

That is so neat! I have always been drawn to those flower frogs but didn't know one thing to do with them. Great idea!

Candy Allen said...

OMGoodness! This is absolutely fabulous! You MUST post this on JUNKMARKET Style. http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/ I don't think I've seen too many flower frog projects over there and this one is way cool! Great gift...great job!
Candy - AKA Junk Sophisticate

Amy said...

It looks wonderful.. great job!

Leah said...

That is SO pretty

Sunny said...

I love this! Would you happen to have one in "D"? :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That is so cute! I love making things for the garden!

Manuela

Morning T said...

It is fabulous- love it!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, it is SO cute and I bet is does sound really nice! How creative! I bet your friend/neighbor loves it! :)

Leslie said...

I love this idea....thank you for sharing! I think I may have to make one of these soon....or as soon as I find a frog!

Carrie said...

so pretty!

Jeanette said...

How utterly cool!!!

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Little Lovables said...

wow, that is amazing!

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Dina said...

You are so creative! I love it!

BJ_Mama said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

Murry Mayhem said...

I love that! What a great idea!

Heather said...

I love this wind chime!! So cute!

JobandBrittany said...

love that!!! those beads are awesome!!!

stop by my Goodwill party every Wednesday and link up your thrifty finds!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You are so crafty! I love the look of windchimes, but at night my neighbor's windchimes keep me awake. Are these very loud, or do you think I could sleep with them on my front porch? :)
Carrie

Barbara (WA) said...

I was wondering what's the size of the flower frog (how many holes, inches across). I've been looking at them online and they come is many sizes. 9 holes, 11 holes, 16 holes, 3", 5" and more. Thank you for the info.

Barbara (WA) said...

I am wondering what size of flower frog you used. I've been looking at them online and they come in so many different sizes, 9 holes, 11 holes, 16 holes, 3", 5" and more. Thanks for the information.

EJ said...

Very bohemian! It's great if you collect odd bits like beads or buttons. So unlike this modern wind spinner.

Tony Destroni said...

nice and pretty wind chimes you have . and impressive letter on it perfect to a present . .i love it !