Plant Chandelier and Other Ideas
A wind harp (or Aeolean harp) is literally played by the wind itself, creating random and mysterious sounds as the wind runs across the strings, causing them to vibrate. Translation: Best garden sculpture EVER! If you're interested in purchasing it from the lovely and talented Miss Cora, I'll be sure to pass your offer along to her. This took people's choice award at the Cherokee Gourd Artist's Gathering in North Carolina last month too, by the way.
Another neat project she's working on is this hummingbird feeder, made from a smattering of glass pieces from Salvation Army and is held together by GE II silicone caulking. All she needs now is a wide and flat piece for the base for support. I will definitely be paying attention to her progress.
In case I lost you, here's a better shot of the chandelier plant stand. I'm sure that it could easily be hung from the ceiling if you choose to make one of your own, but I'd recommend hanging it from a solid beam and securely attaching the containers to the chandelier via wire or twine so that you don't find them flung all over the patio. Otherwise this would make an excellent centerpiece or focal point where it can be enjoyed at eye level. Taking the idea a step further, I can imagine how nice this would look with white containers held in place discretely with wire that's also been painted white. Oh, who am I kidding? I wouldn't change a thing.