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Q.
I'm making a wind chime from some old stained glass pieces. I bought some memory wire from you a while back, but haven't tried it yet for this purpose. Will it hang straight when used or do you have another idea for connecting my pieces. Thanks!
- Kathy
A.
Memory wire will hang straight depending on how many loops you use and how you suspend the stained glass and the hanger for the wind chime to be suspended from. Accu-Flex® beading wire and crimp beads would be a great choice when stringing the stained glass to the memory wire. Accu-Flex is strong, durable and will hold up well to swinging in the breeze. If you need to add a loop to the stained glass pieces so you can connect them to the beading wire, glue-on bails would be a good option. Depending on where the wind chime will be placed and how much weather it will need to withstand, Devcon Jeweler’s 2-part epoxy would be a good adhesive to use when attaching the bails to the glass since it will hold up to water, wear and tear.

Here is a great example of a wind chime made using memory wire and beading wire:


- Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator

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