I worked on a large board because they were covered in beach sand. For the base support, I glued two CDs together with gorilla glue. (I am trying to use up a supply of CDs.)
Now that the glue is curing, it takes about two hours, I can begin drilling holes in the shells that don't have one. I use the Dremel with a glass bit.
Slow going, so TOM brings in the mini drill press. This is a recent acquisition from my Dad's shop and it sure sped up the process. Just the right size for crafting with variable speeds. Thanks, Dad.
After the drilling, I start tying the shells using fishing line (14 lb test, I think). The individual strands are secured to the CDs. To add a bit of color, I add some colored beads and a small cork above the CD. I use a key ring as the hanger and the wind chime is complete. To secure the knots, I added a blob of hot glue.
I plan to give this to my son and his wife. They can hang it outside or in! Next up a sun catcher with wire and beach glass.