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How to Open a Metal Wind Spinner

Updated February 21, 2017

Wind spinners are a type of kinetic art that can be hung wherever a breeze may blow. You can find wind spinners hanging from the eaves of a house as well as from a shepherd's crook in a garden. 3-D wind spinners cut from a single sheet of metal and then bent to create the illusion of depth are popular. These items frequently flatten when transported. Reshaping a 3-D wind spinner is simple.

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Grasp the wind spinner by its central point in your left hand.

Grasp the outermost ring of the wind spinner with the fingers of your right hand. Twist the ring on the central axis until it bends at a 45 degree angle.

Grasp the ring that is just inside of the outer ring and twist it on the central axis until it bends at a 40 degree angle. Repeat with each ring, working inward. Twist each ring to a slightly smaller angle until the spinner appears to curve rather than lying flat.

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Tracy Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas.

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