Windsong Chimes Australia Blog

How to repackage a Windsong wind chime Jan 6 '17 1:09 pm • by Betty

  We provide custom made packaging for our wind chimes so that they can be kept in pristine condition during transport or storage.  We have prepared a video to provide visual instruction on how to repackage a Windsong wind chime.  The example is for our large wind chimes (Malay, Mikado and Cathedral).  We  hope this short video will be helpful for read more...

How to unpack and position a Windsong wind chime Jan 6 '17 1:02 pm • by Betty

  We provide custom made packaging for our wind chimes so that they can be kept in pristine condition during transport or storage.  To unpack and hang a Windsong wind chime, first take out the cup hook and install it in the position where you have decided to hang the wind chime. Our wind chimes can be hung under cover from a pergola or decking, or out in the wea read more...

Please accept our apology if a colour variation has caused you disappointment Oct 22 '16 9:55 pm • by Betty

In 2013 to meet consumer demand we introduced an anodised bright polished copper into our range of deluxe colours.  Anodising is a unique finish that produces subtle changes of colour intensity according to the light source and direction, and the bright polished finish gives the aluminium a bright reflective finish.  The copper colour beautifully complemented our range of coppe read more...

How to restring a Windsong wind chime Jun 11 '16 12:12 am • by Betty

I get phonecalls every week from people who want to have their 20+ year old wind chime refurbished.  We provide a refurbishment service as we strongly believe in recycling and repurposing as an essential part of life and reject the concept of a disposable society.  Our wind chimes are a forever product and the people who own them become very attached to read more...

David Bowie Is Jan 26 '16 11:59 pm • by Betty

I was never a huge fan of David Bowie, my main exposure to him being from watching Top of the Pops in London in the late 70s in the "glam rock" era, or as John Lennon so aptly described it, "rock and roll with lipstick on". When I last visited Melbourne in October 2015 I stumbled on the "David Bowie Is" exhibition and decided to take a look.  Little did I know at the time that Bowi read more...

WARNING - Not for the faint hearted Oct 19 '15 11:46 pm • by Betty

We're used to having a lot of wind chimes hanging around our rural property, but were rather taken aback by the number of pythons that were hanging about in the recent spate of hot Spring days. One hanging down from our shed roof gave us a very nasty shock, particularly when we realised that even though surrounded by a couple of buddies, he was well and truly dead. Was it murder or was it suicide, read more...

The original creator of our wind chimes Aug 27 '15 11:36 pm • by Betty

We pay homage to Rainer Fieck, an original talent and creative spirit who developed the prototype wind chimes which later became the Windsong Chimes range of wind chimes. In conjunction with being an educator in the Rudolf Steiner Chrysalis school based in the Thora Valley near Bellingen, Rainer Fieck produced wooden toys in the Steiner tradition and displayed and sold them through his Care Craft read more...

I just love copper in my garden Apr 10 '15 11:50 pm • by Betty

Whether it be a rain chain, wind art or just some old copper pots, I always appreciate the beauty of copper in the soft autumn and winter sunlight.        

Sea lions love wind chimes Mar 14 '15 11:33 pm • by Betty

A happy Windsong Chimes wind chime owner from Canada sent me this photo of the Concerto blue wind chime she has hanging outside her house with the accompanying message ... "I have attached a photo I took this morning of my wonderful Concerto wind chimes with the ocean in the background. If you look carefully you can see some odd black shapes just above the top of the gate. Those are the flippers read more...

Broken wrist has impact on wind chime production Feb 22 '15 11:11 am • by Betty

I am discovering first hand that our handsome quality Australian made wind chimes are handcrafted or handmade. Since I broke my wrist two weeks ago and required surgery followed by a plaster for 6-8 weeks, I have discovered just how important the hands are in making our products.  My role is to oil the timber components; finish and buff the pipe with sanding belt and stee read more...

Poems about wind chimes Feb 1 '15 10:09 pm • by Betty

I love collecting poems about wind chimes and here's a particularly lovely one that touched my heart ......   "Take these wind chimes that I give you Hang them high up in the tree Let the melody remind you Of the spirit that is he He would have wanted song To come and fill your days He would surely bring you laughter If there was any sort of way If he could, he'd grin that grin of his read more...

Frogs love wind chimes Nov 2 '14 11:07 pm • by Betty

  I received a nasty surprise once when I opened a box containing a wind chime sent in for refurbishment. At the top of the box were three tiny dehydrated (and very dead) frogs. If you're ever moving or packing up your wind chime, please remember to keep an eye out for any tiny frogs living in the pipes ....      

Old wind chimes get better with age Oct 12 '14 1:35 am • by Betty

There's a certain beauty in an old weathered wind chime that's provided many years of wind song.  Just like a much loved pet, you get more fond of them as they age.  But there comes a time when they need some tender loving care and come home to us for refurbishment.  The timber components are all replaced and they get a new lease of life.  I can't bear to discard the read more...

The joys of working al fresco Oct 9 '14 1:12 am • by Betty

I like to do my wind chime stringing in a covered outdoor area and tend to get the occasional visitor slithering through.  Meet Monty Python, a regular visitor, and one who is always guaranteed to give me a little bit of a fright at first sight because he tends to sneak up on me.  But he's harmless and we work around each other.  After many years of being office bound, there's not read more...

Innovative way to display a copper rain chain Sep 21 '14 11:59 pm • by Betty

I love the way the Visitor Centre at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens have split a copper rain chain into three pieces to make an attractive water feature. Here it is again from another angle, and that cute little guy in the stroller is my grand nephew. The pure copper rain chains would look great with one of our anodised copper colour Cathedral or Concerto wind chimes.     &nb read more...

Time out in Melbourne Sep 21 '14 12:25 am • by Betty

I took some time off from making wind chimes last week to stay with my adult children in Melbourne and had a great time going to the Botanic Gardens, the Melbourne Museum, shops, cafes and restaurants and best of all, the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square where I visited the Nostalgia for Obsolete Futures Exhibition.  Dr Wade Marynowsky is an anti-disciplinary ar read more...

Refurbishing wind chimes Jul 29 '14 12:39 am • by Betty

Last week I refurbished twelve wind chimes, some of them up to 20 years old. Cobwebby pipes and old weathered timber have a certain rustic charm ....

Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th Anniversary celebrations Jun 9 '14 1:35 pm • by Betty

Did you know Windsong Chimes featured on the day of the Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th anniversary celebrations as part of the soundscape.  A series of sound pods were created for people to walk through as they crossed the bridge to give them a sense of the 75 years of the bridge's history.  The Musical Director of the Harbour Bridge 75 Project chose 105 chimes of three different sizes (Abb read more...
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