Windsong Chimes are presented in lightweight, traveller-friendly gift boxes and include a 2-year written Guarantee. We know that crafting the best chimes means starting with the best materials and a commitment to Total Quality. Windsong Chimes showcase the skill and quality crafted into each design.
Aluminium tube – long lasting, lightweight and rust free, our pipes are either powder coated or anodised for surface colour and protection. Both powder coating and anodising facilities have strict environmental controls in Australia.
Timber – we usually use the following three timbers for our chimes components.
Rose gum – a plantation hardwood native to our region, solar kiln dried, durable, colour pink to dark red.
Camphor laurel – introduced species from China. Due to its invasive nature replacing native vegetation, logging is considered an environmental necessity. Can have spectacular colour and grain. Medium density.
Plantation pine – light colour and easily worked, ideal for the striker component of chimes.
Depending on market conditions we may use timbers other than the above. We are currently sometimes using Blackbutt, Silky Oak, Queensland Maple, Cypress Pine and Hoop Pine. We never use timber sourced from clear fell logging of old growth forest.
Timber finishing – All our timber components are finished with a non toxic blend of vegetable oils predominantly based on tung oil. These oils from the plant kingdom are totally replenishable, being harvested seasonally.
Stringing – in the medium and large chimes, the long lasting, moisture resistant 8 ply nylon cord is protected by pipe grommets to prevent wear. The small chimes use a combination of tough fishing line and nylon cord. The 8 ply nylon cord will last between 10 - 12 years in normal outdoor hanging conditions and sometimes up to 20 years in a sheltered position. We do provide a refurbishing service once the cord has deteriorated - details can be seen in the refurbishing section of our webpage.
Whether for yourself or as a gift, choosing from the range of Windsong Chimes is always guaranteed enjoyment. Pondering over the variety of tunings, their pitch and the moods they evoke is the first step. This smorgasbord of sounds may be listened to as three main types. The chime in minor scale is contemplative (eg. Abbey) and in pentatonic scale is tranquil (eg. Malay) and in major scale is festive (eg Cathedral).
To assist in this selective process every Windsong Chime is named to reflect its own musical character. This helps the listener to identify the chime’s mood. Consider the different sizes and colours to aid in choosing a chime that will assure a lifetime of enjoyment.
The quality of the materials used in the manufacture of Windsong Chimes means that you can hang your chimes in many places in and around the home. However we do recommend that the chimes be placed in a semi-protected position out of direct contact with the harsher elements of the weather.
When placing your chime, think of it as a pot plant. Move it around until you are happy with how it looks, and most importantly, how it sounds. That perfect little spot you had in mind might not have enough breeze, or worse still, may be a wind tunnel. Consider hanging your chime inside where you can control its sound by opening and closing a door or window.
The ringing bright sounds of some of our chimes are ideal for bringing new positive energy to clear old negative energy. Windchimes can be hung indoors or out. If they don’t ring often indoors you can play them each time you pass, which is still very effective. Hang windchimes to activate and awaken the area to create more energy and movement in your environment and your life.
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