Whispers from the wind
Music from wind chimes is enchanting.
IMAGINE yourself sipping ice cold drinks and chilling at your balcony. What a perfect day!
Oh wait, something is missing... you want to be lulled by the melody of wind chimes.
Did you know that wind chimes materials also include glass, bamboo or porcelain? You can also use unusual items such as silverware, cookie cutters and beads to create these melodious instruments.
Recently, Starchild asked readers to send in their thoughts on wind chimes.
Darren Chan, 11, makes his wind chimes with old keys. “A wind chime is a beautiful decoration. We hang wind chimes outside our home. When the wind blows, it makes a melodious sound.”
Eight-year-old Dayang Nur Salsabilla Awang Shahrizan is proud of her wind chime, which she created with her father. “My wind chime is made of shells, beads and buttons. It is colourful and beautiful. I like to show it to my friends.”
Haresh Kovellan, 12, says: “I like wind chimes that are made of colourful beads. My wind chime is hung in the garden.”
Janelle Tay, eight, considers her wind chime her lucky charm. “Wind chimes come in many shapes and colours. My wind chime is made of metal and plastic. I love the beautiful sound it makes.”
LohTzeMei , 12, writes: “I would like to design a heart-shaped wind chime. I hope a lot of people like it too.”
Nurul Najwa Abdul Rahman, 12, loves wind chimes because they make beautiful sounds. “When the wind blows, it goes ‘ting-a-ling-ling’. We can make wind chimes at home or buy it from shops.”
“The sound of a wind chime goes ‘ting-ting-ting’. I want to design a special wind chime made of bottle caps and tin cans,” says Nur Rudaini Amira Mohd Rashidi, 10.
Olivia Tham Lee Wee, 10, writes: “I love colourful things. When creating my own wind chime, I will reinvent it using my collection of unused items. It will feature my diamond key chain, beads, lava lamps and unused keys. My shiny wind chime will produce a beautiful melody. ”
Sibling Oliver Tham King Shawn, five, made a wind chime using old toys: “I used my favourite felt dinosaur and glued a few Lego blocks at the end of a string. The Lego pieces move freely when the wind blows.”
Eleven-year-old Pang Ler’s beautiful wind chimes are hung outside his door. “It has a sweet sound. I want to design a wind chime using forks and spoons.”
Seven-year-old Phoebe Toh Sue Yi says: “My wind chime is made of colourful bottle caps. It looks pretty, like a rainbow. I love wind chimes because when the wind blows, I can hear them ‘talking’.
Tiu Sock Wan, 12: “When the wind blows, wind chimes make beautiful sounds. It goes ting-a-lingling.”
Wee Yu Wen, 11, writes: “We hang wind chimes at the balcony, windows and door as decoration. We can design wind chimes using recycled materials. I can also design a wind chime using seashells, spoons and plastic heartshaped pieces.”
Natalie Ang Xin Yan, five, says: “Metal wind chimes look like they are flying.”
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Wee Yu Wen, 11.
Olivia Tham Lee Wee, 10.
Janelle Tay, 8.
Loh Tze Mei, 12.