Vintage glass flower frog turned wind chime

September 5th, 2009 in member junk     
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Large glass flower frog
I used a ceramic B for the center since her last name begins with a B.
I strung glass beads that I had on hand for the beauty of them and also because they helped make a really nice clinkety clink sound against the ceramic B.
She hung the wind chime from a shepherds crook in one of her healing garden (this is a garden I helped her with when she was having some health issues).

Hi there, I'm a new poster here. My friend Candy (Junk Sophisticate) saw this project on my blog and told me I should share it over here.

My mother and I have been collecting vintage glass flower frogs for years, and a while back we started making wind chimes out of them. This is one I made for my sweet neighbor for her birthday. On windy days, if I'm standing in my back yard, I can hear it clinking in the wind. :)

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, funky, glass, garden, whimsical, ceramic, wind chime, beads

Comments (10)

gingy writes: So happy to see your version of this, and to know there are other collectors of glass flower frogs! I first saw this idea in the Better Homes and Gardens Summer 2000 Special Interest Pub. Wince then I've collected frogs from all over including green ones, a black one and in May even a light blue one in England.But I loaned my magazine copy to a friend and haven't been able to get it back. Now you inspire me to get gling with or without directions! Thanks, Gingy
Posted: 11:35 pm on August 1st
RustyDiva writes: Great idea and love all the bling! Posted: 10:50 am on September 8th
shabbychick writes: What a great use for an old flower frog - and well designed!

So glad you joined us at JUNKMARKET Style - can't wait to see more of your projects!

Kathy Posted: 10:38 am on September 8th
ScrappyLady writes: This is fantastic and so colorful. I love all the beads/ trinkets you've used. I have lots of glass frogs around and love wind chimes. I think I'm feeling inspired. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 11:43 am on September 7th
suewhitney writes: Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! This is an absolutely beautiful project. Thanks so much for sharing, I can't wait to see more from you. Love your name btw!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:00 am on September 7th
eliz2nd writes: what a great idea! I have been saving odd items thinking one day would be nice to make a wind chime but not sure how I would go about it and now I know. Thank You :-) Posted: 6:48 pm on September 6th
ClassyLadyJen writes: What a great idea. It looks great! Posted: 5:06 pm on September 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hey...I know you! Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! I agree completely with LuAnn's comment regarding finding new ideas for old items. That's why when I saw your creation I wanted you to share. You've made the prettiest little piece of art out of this old flower frog! Love how it's personalized too.

I hope you choose to post more of your creations. I know you got it in you! Oh, and I purchased an identical flower frog from a sale today and thought of your wind chime. :)
Take care,

Posted: 9:22 pm on September 5th
LuAnn writes: Great idea for frogs--sometimes it's hard to find new ideas for old items. Your friend is sure lucky to have a friend like you. Welcome and we look forward to more of your projects.

LuAnn Posted: 3:32 pm on September 5th
fellowjunker writes: What a lovely idea for these old glass flower frogs. So glad you shared and welcome to the junkmarket site!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:18 pm on September 5th
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