The Melodious Sounds of Wind Chimes
The inharmonic (vs harmonic) spectra created by chimes can be altered by placing the chimes at 2/9 of their length; doing this will create the basic frequency ring loudest. When hanging top-quality wind chimes, it is important to ensure that the central ball hits the chime squarely in the... read more

Historic Temperature Forecasters
Wind chimes could signal an oncoming storm, displaying discreet variations in weather conditions, long before the latest forecasting technology was developed. Wind chimes fitted on ships and in farmer’s fields could display wind direction. Wind chimes have long been used as a protective talisman over evil spirits and bad luck, by hanging them in the windows and entry doors of a dwelling. The show biz industry frequently uses the warning aspect of wind chimes in films. When wanting to signal imminent danger, the... read more

An Alternative to Wind Chimes: Dreamcatchers & Bells
There are even more practical reasons to have these visual gems in your garden space. If there is a road running in front of your house which causes a lot of racket, think about positioning your wind chime garden on the area of the garden which extends along that particular street to mask it. Bold -toned wind chimes combined with tall flowers and designer grasses will help to build a sound barrier. ... read more

Unwinding to the Melody of Wind Chimes
Even though you may not have a garden to display your wind chimes, it is possible to place them in a doorway or entryway, balcony, quad or any lplace they can hang by on their own and make use of the wind Whether you’re winding down with an awesome book on the stairwell, sunbathing on the porch or doing some gardening in your backyard, it’s not merely the loveliness of the chimes that count, but also the sound ... read more

Southern and Eastern Asian Windchimes
In India, during the second century AD, and later in China, large pagodas with little wind bells hung at every corner became popular - the slightest breeze would then cause the clapper to sway resulting in a melodic tinkling sound. Initially, it is said these bells were meant to frighten birds away and dispel any hiding wicked spirits. Wind bells were not completely confined to pagodas, they were also mounted beneath the corners of temples, palaces and roof top. Existing since the Edo period, Japanese glass wind bells,... read more

An Overview of Windchimes
The suspended tubes, rods, bells or other elements which make up wind chimes are often made of metal or wood. The organic flow of air causes the wind chimes to strike against one another to generate the melodious sounds for which they are known. They are often suspended outside a building or residence in order to aesthetically and... read more

Adding Wind Chimes to Your Outdoor Space
Wind chimes are viewed today as an eclectic addition to a yard. They add a vibrant aspect to yards which already include flower gardens and water features, and can also accentuate pathways, herb gardens and general entry ways. And wind chimes can be utilized in many ways to improve your the look and feel of your garden. If you appreciate sound as part of your outdoor experience, think about setting up a wind chime garden where you can incorporate your a visual display to music. You can choose whether it should be limited to a... read more

Selecting Windchimes for Your Backyard
Pick out simple wind chimes in order to stay away from likely clashes in decor styles. The main goal is for them to fit in effortlessly wherever they are positioned. When it comes to wind chimes, the sound is more significant than the look. In fact, many of the more decorative types of wind chimes are not made in... read more

The Essence of a Wind Chime
Wind Chimes are fascinating and intricate instruments that produce music when wind blows over them. Some wind chimes are quite loud and can be heard for a long distance, while others create wonderfully soft tones. But have you ever asked yourself how they are made and how all the parts fit together to make that unique sound? A platform is a flat, smooth piece of a wind chime what is made up of ... read more

Materials Used in Designing Wind Chimes
A higher final firing temperature in clay wind chimes provides a higher and more ringing tone. Stoneware clay fired at more significant temperatures produces less of a flat sound than does earthenware clay fired at lower temperatures. Even in stronger wind conditions, stoneware wind chimes are less likely to chip or be destroyed because of their durability. read more