Archive for March, 2013

Windy Wind Chimes on YouTube!

Carolyn | Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Chime info | Comments (0)

Check out our windy wind chime video on YouTube! Recorded in 8 mph winds, with gusts of 11 now and then, this Corinthian Bells chime simply sang for the camera. Very authentic, for sure!

Corinthian Bells 29-inch wind chime on YouTube

- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC


Best Way to Find the Perfect Wind Chime for Your Back Yard!

Carolyn | Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Customers call or email frequently with a question like this… “I’ve been looking at your web site all weekend, but I’m a little confused. There are so many lovely chimes! How do I know which one will work for MY back yard?”

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Good question!

Here are tips to help you pick the perfect wind chime:
1. Do you want to hear the chime a lot or not very much? A small, light chime will ring more easily than a long, heavy chime. So even though you love the tones of that deep, resonant 30-pound wind chime, pick a smaller chime if you want to hear it more often.

2. How much wind does your back yard get? A heavy chime (anything over 10 pounds) takes a consistent wind to move the tubes and make the chime “ring.” A medium chime (like a Corinthian 44-inch) is a good choice for a chime that will ring a medium amount in a medium wind environment. And remember, a medium-sized chime is best for gift-giving when you’re not sure of the spot the chime will be hanging.

3. Do you want the chime to stand out or blend into the environment? Any of the dark colored chimes (Green, Patina Green, Sage Green, Black, Plum and Copper Vein) tend to blend into the outside environment. The brighter colors and metallics (Silver, Bronze, Midnight Blue, Ruby Splash) will stand out more. Beautiful!

4. Each chime page has a place on the top right where you can click and listen to the chime. There you’ll be able to sort through and find the “sound” you love!

Hope you find these helpful as you pick out that perfect wind chime! And of course, feel free to call us with any specific questions. We’re here and we know these chimes!

- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC