I have always had a passion for designing and building things. I love the sound of a chime on a warm summer night when the stars come out and you are finally winding down with a glass of wine or drink of your choice. I love handcrafted items, things that are made with care and unusual. The look and sound of copper is so appealing, so I only use copper for my chimes.
Chimes come in all shapes, sizes, metals and construction. We have chosen to use copper in all of our chimes and in doing so we can offer our customers a unique, one of a kind windchime. We want you to enjoy your chime for years to come and we think our chimes are the strongest in the industry. All of the woods we use for the headers are locally sourced and hand selected for character. Each piece is hand cut, air dried and then sanded to bring out the best features of each piece. I then apply 2 coats of water seal, 2 coats of teak oil and finish with 2 coats of clear, spray lacquer. The copper pipe is cut to length, deburred and ready to be made into a tube. The tubes are drilled at the perfect point of resonance and then we insert a proprietary wire and pin that centers the tube for a crisp sound. We use 18-gauge stranded copper wire instead of fishing line or string to withstand the elements. After soldering, finishing and polishing the tubes, they are also coated with 2 coats of clear lacquer to deter oxidation. The header is then hung by either copper or brass chain, featuring a hand-crafted copper hook and the tubes are hand tied to secure them to the header. The striker is 14-gauge copper. The sail can be standard or custom and protected with 2 coats of clear spray lacquer. Each piece is unique, no two are the same. They can be customized to make each chime your own. These aren’t cookie cutter chimes and will last for years.
Our chime tubes come in 2 different diameters, 3/4″ and 1″, 2 different lengths, 16″ and 24″ (length of longest tube), and we have copper chain or brass chain.