Wind Chimes Buying Guide

Making bamboo windchimes requires little more than a curiosity and passion to explore with an open and observing mind. Your particular type of wind (single-direction or turbulent) and wind speed will determine the best choice for both the wind sail and for the chime striker. Less resonant than other materials, glass produces a lighter and quieter tinkling that won’t overwhelm conversations (or wake you up from naps). Cut each chime to the length provided by the Pre-calculated table or the DIY calculator.

To hear the metal chiming pitch, hold the chime loosely between thumb and forefinger anywhere around 22% of overall length from one end, and strike near the center. Without seeing the set of chimes directly, I might suggest you replace the wind sail with something larger and lighter weight. Traditional chimes for those days when you want to feel inspired by a musically tuned chime or a tone that gives you peace. Most importantly, be sure to listen to the chimes – and get ready to enjoy the melodies of relaxation!

If you can get this exact type, do so; that will increase the chances that both the air and metal tunings will match closely enough and your chime will work like the prototype. Wind bells and chimes became a decorative art as well that used a wide variety of materials and ranged from simple to extremely elaborate in size, construction, and ornamentation.

After you’ve tuned a few chimes this way, your sense of the variables at play will improve. Begin with the longest chime and select an appropriate length for the attachment line from the chime to the support point on the support disk or ring and locate a nail, a pencil mark, or the adjustable post at that location on the jig. Custom Designs Florist & Gifts will reliably deliver your arrangements to recipients in Winchester or any other city that you choose.

If you’re curious about other support locations, it is possible to support the chime at the first, second or third overtone node, but not recommended. Center your locket design inside your wood embroidery hoop, and hoop it up tight. While I recommend striking the end of the chime, there are good aesthetic reasons to align the chimes for a center alignment or a top alignment. There may also be problems with the slight flattening of the chiming pitch as the metal is weakened with each additional tone hole drilled.