Finally I found time to string some of my garden bells or wind chimes this afternoon. We've been deluged with rain and dark skies so photos aren't the best. I've took a close up of each bell to show you the glaze and detail. Here's a large blue bell with a scalloped bottom. The bell portion is about four by ten inches. I think this one has the nicest sound. Gary said it sounds like a cow bell, which I took as an affront till I heard this.
The deep sound of the larger sized bells can be heard quite a distance away. For the two large bells I may restring them with wire rather than jute because of their weight.
Here's a red beech leaf bell with a higher pitched sound due to it's smaller size and perhaps due to it's shape. This one sound more like a goat or sheep bell, have a listen.
I have quite a few more bells to string which takes a bit of time. For example this bell has five hand made beads and a ceramic wind sail.
This large golden beech leaf bell again has a much louder sound because of it's shape and large size.
Here's a closeup so you can see the subtle color of this bell.
This black and white bell is a bit narrow for a good bell sound but the glaze is wonderful. This one makes more of a tinkling sound.
I'm really loving my garden bells or wind chimes. Several distractions and detours have put a damper on my studio energy but I'm hoping for a renewed enthusiasm very soon. We finished the potting bench and also made another table for our back deck so stay tuned for those details. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.