How To Re-String Wind Chimes
How To String Wind Chime
How to restring a wind chime
If you have a broken wind chime, you can always repair the decoration instead of tossing it. After all, time and weather can really take their toll on even the most durable of wind chimes.
Gather what you'll need
To restring the chimes, you'll need a high-quality cord, a ruler and scissors.
Assess the damage
First, you'll want to replace any string that's frayed or otherwise damaged. If you wait too long, the thread could give out, and the chime could fall apart or break. Simply choose a high-quality, weather-resistant string like fishing line or nylon cord.
Pro tip: even if only some of the thread is damaged, we recommend replacing everything for a properly-functioning, well-balanced chime.
Remove the old string, then rethread the tubes or other pieces of the chime in the exact same way, but using new thread.
You'll want to measure exactly what you need beforehand, and then cut your string accordingly.
Use an upholstery needle
Once your string is ready, use an upholstery needle so you can properly weave string through those long tubes. Needle-nose tweezers may also work. Measure as you go to make sure everything will look (and perform) as good as new.
Tie a sturdy knot
When tying knots on your replacement string, you need a sturdy knot that will stand up to the test of time. We actually add a touch of glue to our knots to ensure a strong one that won't break or come undone.
Test your work
You can test how well your wind chimes will function by giving them a soft ring with a tapping fork. This step will help ensure that when you hang your chime, it will ring just like it used to! If things sound a little bit off, you may need to restring one of the chimes again.
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