When decorating a stylized landscape design or interior, the rooms try to fill the space with themed decorative elements, some of which can be done with your own hands. Today I want to talk about the "music of the wind" or about wind bells (mills). Someone uses wind chimes to recreate elements of an oriental theme in their interior, some as an element of Feng Shui, for someone it's just an interesting little thing that makes a pleasant sound. If you don’t have such an attribute of oriental culture yet, and you want to buy it for a long time - do not rush to go to the store, perhaps you have everything in order to make it at home.
Windmills make anything. To do this, use glass, small metal objects, wood, stalks of reeds and bamboo, from trifles close to the heart - in general, from everything that makes a sound when the wind blows upon impact.
Naturally, if you want to create the magic talisman of Feng Shui with your own hands, then without a certain theory you will not succeed. You can read about the “right” attributes of Feng Shui on other resources. When I made the wind bell, I did not pursue the goal of creating such an object Feng Shui.
I wanted to repeat the traditional oriental bamboo wind bell, which can be seen at the ends and entrances of Chinese houses. Wind music is attractive to me because it is pleasant to hear and arises spontaneously with different gusts of wind, the aesthetics and originality of this element of oriental culture also attracts. So, closer to the point.
In order to make our own wind music we will need bamboo, an “attractive” fragment of a branch, a rope and tools. Bamboo can be grown at home, bought in a store or searched in the attic for an unnecessary bamboo fishing rod. I used the last option when creating the master class.
The bamboo rod is dry and varnished, which greatly facilitates the work performed. Dry bamboo is well cut, and the varnish coating protects against atmospheric influences and gives the surface decorative properties.
First, you need to determine the size of the bell. Larger size is perfect for your garden and outdoor seating, smaller - fits well into the room or corridor of your house (apartment). To make it easier for you to decide, you can make a model of the future homemade product for starters.
Take the paper and roll the bell elements into tubes of various sizes. Place the convolutions on the floor for clarity. The best option will follow the example for repetition, but with bamboo. We take the bundles and measure them, then with the help of a hacksaw for metal, carefully cut into bamboo fragments.
Now we can do the crossbar, on which the suspended bamboo will be mounted. In my case, I took a piece of thick trunk from a live Christmas tree. When the tree crumbled, I did not dare to throw it away, but prudently cut it with the idea of cutting out a New Year's toy from it in memory of the last 2013 year.
We take a plane and cut off the bark so that the bugs do not curl there. We process it with a plane, if necessary, sand it with sandpaper. In this case, the main thing is not to overdo it so that our product does not lose its natural appearance. With a hacksaw, we cut the crossbar to size, then gently cut the chamfers with a sharp penknife.
After we have prepared bamboo and the crossbar, we take a drill and drill holes in the workpieces. The number of holes on the crossbar corresponds to the number of prepared bamboo fragments plus two holes to hang the wind bell itself.
We also drill jumpers in the bamboo trunk in order to make the bamboo trunk a tube. The through tube is made so that if you wish you can hang a bell in the garden (this way rain water will not accumulate in the cavities). In the tubes for suspension, we drill holes.We take a strong rope (twine) or a thick thread and thread through the holes made. To give aesthetics to bamboo tubes in places of fastenings in a circle we wrap the base. On top of the loop from the tubes, you can fix the wire or a thick knot.You can also just wrap around the crossbar without drilling holes. We glue the places of winding with a rope with PVA glue.
Apply glue in a thin layer so as not to block the texture of the wrapped thread.
If you want to hang a wind bell in the garden, do not forget to treat it with an antiseptic to protect the wood. So the music of the wind will delight you for many years.
Music of the wind - what is it?
The music of the wind is also called windmills, it is a variety of small objects strung on a fishing line or thread that sway in the wind.
The name "windmills" comes primarily from symbolic representations, since during the oscillation they seem to crush, grind the wind. In addition, small objects emit a special ringing, this is the music of the wind. This article will show you how to make it yourself.
The size, material of which the tubes are made, and the number of components can always be different, but they are all made with a clear purpose, namely to make a sound.
In order to create a sound, a pendulum is placed in the center of the base, between the pipes, in the form of a small weight or a bell, which oscillates in the wind and hits the pipes, and this creates a unique melodious sound.
What are windmills for?
This talisman is used for various purposes. However, before choosing this accessory for yourself, you need to find out exactly which windmill is suitable for your home and what specific tasks it helps to solve.
So, let's figure out what the gist is.
- Firstly, the talisman can be considered simply as an interesting, unusual interior item. In this case, the material, location and number of tubes are completely unimportant.
- Secondly, hollow tubules are considered a kind of tunnels for the passage of various energies. The path of moving energies goes from bottom to top. When the tubes oscillate, the energy is activated and rises, thereby preventing stagnation of energy. This process of energy movement favorably affects the well-being and mood of the inhabitants of the house.
- Thirdly, windmills are hung in certain places in order to dissipate directly flowing, sharply directed energy. An example of such rooms is long and narrow corridors, or when the door in the room is opposite the window, and the energy entering through the window exits through the door.
- Fourth, the talisman has protective power both inside and outside the premises. Especially if there is something behind your window that creates negative energy, you can safely hang a talisman in the window opening. The source of negative energy can be a landfill, a morgue, even the corner of a house in the neighborhood, a hospital, etc.
How to make DIY wind music
For this, only desire and imagination are necessary, the rest is a matter of time and practice. Having produced your first talisman, having invested in it a piece of soul, good mood and positive emotions, you can of course stop, but you can continue to create, because you simply can’t count the mascot options.
A popular Feng Shui accessory for a summer residence can be made from cans, roughly speaking, from garbage, which will now serve to the benefit. To create this element, you do not need much - cans of different sizes, a thin strong thread or twine, paint, jewelry in the form of beads or plastic plates.
Further, everything is simple - you paint clean tin cans in different colors to make the accessory more fun, and tie the cans at different heights from the base, fastening them to the knots on the ropes. You can also decorate the ropes with beads, coins, plates and so on. As a result, you get a pretty nice product that makes an interesting sound while swaying in the wind. Believe me, it will also become the subject of heated discussions and jokes in the company of friends.
From clay pots
To do this, you will need 3-5 flower pots made of clay, preferably a small size, so that the accessory does not turn out to be of enormous weight. Next, a strong twine is taken, at the end of which a bead is tied or a large knot tied, to stop the first clay pot. The pot is put on with a hole on the other end of the twine and lowered to a bead or knot. Now, retreating from it 5-7 cm, so that the next pot does not completely cover the previous one, we again knot the knot and fix the bead. We put on the next pot, and so on.
Previously, the pots can be painted in cheerful colors, between them to fasten more nice large beads, with which to decorate the twine after you put the last clay pot on it. We recommend that you do everything accurately and consistently, first hang the smallest pot, and then, upward, increase their size.
From pencils and the old ruler
A similar product is even for a child. Only 10-15 pencils and one ruler will be required. Every 1.5-2 cm small holes are punched in the ruler, you can even accurately mark it. Further, a strong thread or thin fishing line is drawn through the hole, with which a pencil is tied at a distance of several centimeters from the ruler. Consistently fixing all the pencils on the ruler, and making a suspension in the middle or on both sides, you get the simplest musical talisman.
At times, it can be difficult to tie a pencil so that the thread does not slip off it. In this case, you can pass the thread through an elastic band, which is often available at the end of the pencil, or make shallow notches with a pencil, knife or blade.
From old keys
The simplest accessory, which is very interesting in appearance, and is able to present the surrounding space with pleasant sounds during any blow of the wind. It is very simple to create such an accessory for decorating a summer residence, you only need to devote about an hour to it, and put together everything you need. You will need a strong dry twig, 5-7 keys, a strong thread and multi-colored paints. First, you dye the twig in whatever color you want, cheerful and positive, and while it dries, tie the keys to pieces of thread that should be the same in size. Next, tie the keys with threads to the branch, at the same distance from each other, on the other hand, make the simplest suspension, and you're done. It remains only to paint the keys themselves and the threads along which they descend from the branch.
From spoons and forks
In fact, this is generally an unprecedented miracle, the production method of which we only recently learned. In order to make wind music with your own hands from forks and spoons, you need to take the fork and unbend its teeth in different directions, and punch a hole for the suspension in the handle of the fork. Now, for each curly little clove, we tie the same pieces of thin fishing line, about 10-15 cm each, decorate the fishing line with beads of a favorite color, and tie spoons on the ends of the fishing line that are no longer needed on the farm. The result is an extremely original thing that can be hung anywhere.
Original product from a plastic pot and lids
If the house has bottle caps and a plastic flower pot (everyone has them), then you can quickly, literally within half an hour, make a musical accessory with your own hands, and not only cute and effective, but also making original sounds in the wind.
The production process is quite simple, and to complete it you will need only 30 minutes of time, 5-6 pieces of strong thread or fishing line, 50 cm long, several dozen bottle caps, as well as a plastic flower pot and a piece of twine for hanging. First of all, evenly punch holes in the pot, upside down, around the entire circumference, for 4-5-6 or more pieces of fishing line that you have prepared. Next, sequentially put bottle caps on the thread or fishing line (in which there are already holes made with a needle or awl), after 2-3 cm from each other, you can even more chaotically. To prevent the covers from sliding, we knotted on both sides of each of them. Now that a certain number of threads with covers is ready, carefully thread them through the holes in the plastic flower pot, and tie them. On the other hand, we make a suspension, for example, of twine.
Everything, the music of the wind is ready, but you can always and a little dream up, for example, hanging beads and bells on the edges of the fishing line with covers.
We make wind music from bells and shells
All that is needed to create the next mascot is a small dry and strong twig, shells, bells and threads. Further, everything is done in exactly the same way as in the production of an accessory from keys, only you do not need to dye anything, and we don’t put a key on each strong thread, but sequentially shells and bells, or in any other order convenient for you.
The result is a magnificent talisman that can only be distinguished from the store by quality, since an independent product is often much better than store stampings.
And, finally, the classical music of wind from bamboo, or our first product from metal tubes, which was created in the likeness of bamboo.
The creation process is completely identical, and therefore, the description will be only one. Of course, getting bamboo is not easy, but it is quite realistic, there would be a desire. Next, everything else is going to come in handy to create the classic Feng Shui element - twine, beads, a wooden puck and planks.
A suspension is immediately created, the base of which will be a wooden cross (for four bamboo tubes) or any other wooden element for the amount of bamboo you need. A suspension is attached to it from a strong twine from above, from the bottom, or through special drilled holes, fishing line with bamboo tubes and beads. In the center, it is necessary to hang a wooden washer to the base, about which bamboo tubes will beat during the breeze and make sounds. The whole process takes only a few hours, and only for the reason that it will be necessary to make holes for the thread or fishing line in the base of the accessory and wooden washer. Also, while the drill is still in your hands, you need to immediately fill the holes in the bamboo elements, but very carefully and with a thin drill. After, only the garter of all elements and fastening.
Even if you do not believe in positive energy and oriental culture, try to approach work with a good mood, the necessary reserve of time, and new ideas. This will help with wind music.
DIY wind music is a reality, and you can verify this already at the moment when you make the first talisman and decorate the cottage with it, be it a gazebo or even a beautiful tree in the garden. Original and very pleasant sounds that will give you pleasure daily will often remind you of your work, as well as attract you to repeat a new achievement and make another accessory.
Do it yourself
Air bells can and should be done by yourself. To do this, it is enough to have a minimum of material, inspiration and imagination. Various materials can be used as material for creating wind music with your own hands.
Basically, for the manufacture of windmills at home, only the base, fishing line and the tubes themselves are needed. All that you need, you can easily buy in stores, for sure in your house there are many things that may well serve you.
Of the keys
If you want to make a money talisman, then, accordingly, instead of tubes, you should use banknotes and coins. Such a talisman will attract you material wealth and good luck in business.
If you want to make a talisman that uses bamboo straws, this is also a really achievable task, despite the fact that bamboo is not so easy to find. It can simply be replaced with cardboard tubes or any other items, using them for the base.
You can also use birch bark, shells, forks and spoons, flower pots, maple leaves, small toys, wood elements, you can use knitted or sewn parts or figures made of polymer plastic. And this is not the whole list of possible materials. Here you yourself act as a creator, and you can experiment as much as you like.
Buy or do it yourself?
In fact, not a single mascot bought in a store can be compared to a homemade one, so a self-made windmill will be much more efficient and more effective.
In addition, creating a mascot with your own hands, you choose exactly what you want, you embody your own ideas, realize yourself as a creative person and get a lot of positive from the creation process.
Embody your own ideas
Ну и затратная часть вас не особо будет волновать, потому что воздушные колокольчики можно сделать из любых подручных средств.
Но иногда случается так, что у человека попросту не хватает времени на то, чтобы уделить его рукоделию. It is for such situations that there are Feng Shui stores, with a great variety of these interesting talismans.
Music of the wind is an integral part of feng shui
By tradition, wind music is used to transform negative energy flows into positive ones. Thus, the energy of space is harmonized and obstacles are created for the destructive effects of negative energies. Perhaps this is the main task of the mascot.
Hollow tubes are best suited for their energy conversion work. Very often we come across two types of tubes: metal and bamboo. They have various functions.
Metal tubes are involved in the process of dissipating negative energy, while bamboo is used to attract positive energies and activate various sectors. When choosing, you should also consider the number of sticks. The metal structure is more effective in the presence of 6-7 tubes, bamboo - 3-4.
If you liked this accessory, you can hang it in any place, but on condition that it will not perform its “work” in those areas where the unfavorable stars of the year and month are located.
Converting negative energy flows into positive ones
Most people hang a mascot directly at the entrance to the room. Thus, the negative energy entering the room is blocked, while the music of the wind rings.
Such placement will undoubtedly be beneficial, but this does not always happen. In some cases, this can be extremely negative. Therefore, it is better not to take risks if there is not enough knowledge in this area and confidence that you are doing everything correctly.
There are many rules for placing a mascot. The rules are associated with the Bagua zones, and they are guided depending on what task or goal you are facing.
- Metal wind music is best placed in the northwestern or western part of the room. If the air bells are made of ceramic, then the preferred place is the southwest, northeast and the center of the room. The wooden talisman is more effective in the direction of the east and southeast, but it is also possible to use it in the west. For a glass windmill, north, northwest is great. Neglecting the rules will entail a conflict of the elements, and therefore there will be no benefit.
- If you place a metal accessory in the northwestern part of the room, then the help of patrons will definitely come to you.
- To attract fame and popularity, use ceramics with two, eight or nine tubes and place it in the southwestern part of your room.
- Metal music of the wind with five, six or seven tubes, located in the western part, will accelerate the implementation of your creative plans, improve relations in the family.
- A metal windmill in the northern part of the apartment promotes promotion.
- For good grades when passing exams, hang a ceramic mascot in the northeast part of the room.
- To improve relations with parents, wooden wind music with three or four tubes is suitable. You need to place it in the eastern part of the room.
Comprehend the truths of feng shui wind music, and may good luck accompany you in everything!