Wonder Bread Windchimes.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vanessa Boer makes windchimes out of vintage pencils and rulers.  Says the Portalnd-based artist: "One of the best things about these, which you can't really capture in a picture, is the sound they make. When the pencils catch a breeze, they sound like tiny bamboo chimes."


See more at Vanessa's Etsy shop, here. (Don't miss "Sloth and Radio" while you're there.)

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16 comments:

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Aw, how sweet! Well, I can't really imagine how pencils sound in the wind, but these are so cool to just look at :)

Rose said...

So clever!

sherry said...

Genius!

tara said...

Hah cute! I really wonder what they sound like now!

Bessie { Still in Wonderland } said...

wow. I can't even imagine what kind of sounds pencils make ! Love it.

girlseeksplace said...

I'm not a wind chime fan, but these are awesome. She has such a cute shop.

Shoko said...

Brianna, the cutest!

Anonymous said...

what an amazing idea.

eileen ragan | leaner by the lake said...

Love the retro and unique take on the classic wind-chime. These would be great for a balcony (ahhh wishing I had one!).

-Eileen
http://leanerbythelake.com

Shoko said...

Eileen, I wish I had one, too - might be a good decoration for a fire escape, though? :)

April said...

Those are pretty sweet! I really want a windchime for my patio, but I'm afraid I would buy one and then it would annoy me. haha

Shoko said...

April, my neighbor's windchimes drive me insane. Which is why I'm thinking a pencil windchime might be just the thing...

angela said...

So cute! I bet they make a nice sound!

Rachel @ Existation said...

Weird, I feel like I'd have to experience these in person to understand how they sound. I'm trying to imagine it, but my imagination is failing me in this case, haha. But I like the idea! It's super cute. I feel like it'd be a fun project to do with kids, especially the boys I nanny, because strangely enough, they have quite a love affair with sharpening pencils.

Rachel Matteson said...

I never thought about this idea. Great though because I have lots of pencils and rulers at home. Guess I'll try making it during my free time.
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Luke Johnson said...

I like the cleverness of the design. It looks like a nice project to put up in classroom or maybe even in a small child's room. I like every type of wind chime and I have even seen some made of chains! I like the more classical designs the most, you can't beat the original. http://www.winereflection.com/listing.asp?dept_id=30090&nopopup=1

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