Archive for September, 2013

Wind Chimes for Indoors

Carolyn | Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Chime info, Customer Pictures | Comments (0)

Corinthian Bells 36-inch wind chimeWhile most folks like to hang wind chimes outdoors, indoors is another great option! Here’s a customer picture of a Corinthian Bells 36-inch wind chime in a sun room. On warm days, with the windows open, this indoor wind chime gently transforms their sun room into a music conservatory! Love the chime against the deep wood ceiling – beautiful both to look at AND to listen to.

Church Bell Chimes – Hand-Tuned and Made in the U.S.

Carolyn | Monday, September 23, 2013 in Gift info | Comments (0)

Customers often look for wind chimes that sound like church bells or chapel bells – a pipe organ sound that’s deep and rich.

Two types of chimes produce that type of sound: the tallest chimes with the skinniest tubes (or smallest tube diameter, to be specific) and shorter chimes with the largest tube diameter. An example are two chimes within the Corinthian Bells chimes: the 74-inch chime (the CB446) and the 65-inch chime (the CB836).

Here’s the CB446: CB446_B1_sm. The 74-inch chime has the song of church bells that go off at noon every day. If you’re close to a church at that time, the familiar tunes of a gospel song or hymn ring out in melodic, deep tones. The longest tube on this chime is 54 inches, with 1.25 inch diameter tubes. Its depth and sound is definitely created by the long, skinny tubes. It is hand-tuned to the major key of C, a very popular tuning.

Here’s the CB836: CB836_B1_sm. The 65-inch chime has more of a resounding gong sound. It’s longest tube is 40 inches and the tube diameter is 2 1/4 inches. This shorter, but much bigger, chime rings out in occasional, bass tones. It is definitely not a clanging, metallic sound – just a peaceful, beautiful, deep, rich melody in the major key of D#.
Both are unique from each other, and lovely in their own way!

- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC

Corinthian Bells 36-inch Wind Chime in Ruby Splash

Carolyn | Monday, September 9, 2013 in Chime info | Comments (0)

cb306rsFor all you folks out there curious about just how red or maroon or ruby or ?? the “Ruby Splash” color really is…here it is! Definitely not brown-red, and definitely not pink-red. Like all the Corinthian wind chimes, the Ruby Splash is a powder-coating color over the aluminum tubes of the chime, as well as the crown/top and the wind sail. All three elements (tubes, crown and sail) are the same, coordinated color. The striker and the strings are black. The small hanging ring at the top is a silver aluminum. The chime pictured is the 36-inch Corinthian Bells wind chime.

The Ruby Splash adds a great pop of color to a shady corner of your garden. Like the Midnight Blue, it’s a special color just right for that certain nook of your yard. If you’re looking for a subtle, blend-into-the background wind chime, the Ruby Splash is not it! It will absolutely attract the eye and ear of most garden visitors.

Other questions on the Ruby color? Any other color? Email/call us!

- Carolyn
BuyChimes LLC

Personalize Your Wind Chimes with Engraving

Carolyn | Friday, September 6, 2013 in Chime info, Gift info | Comments (0)

So you’re looking at all the wind chimes online and you’re thinking…
How will I ever choose the perfect chime for my wife (or friend, husband, mom, co-worker)?! With so many great U.S.-made wind chimes available (pstt – they really are the best you know!), one of the best ways to select that perfect chime is simply to find a wind chime that you love and have it personalized and engraved just for them.

If you’re not sure what to say, just email or call us. We’ve seen many wonderful messages and would be happy to suggest one for you to consider. We’ve even seen cryptic text messages – just a series of letters – think LOL, but more cryptic. What a fun, inside-joke, personal gift!

Laser engraving is available on all chimes that we sell. It is done on the wind sail (the wooden or metal piece that catches the wind at the bottom of the chime.) Although it takes an extra 1-2 days for engraving, it is absolutely worth that extra time for such a special, personal gift. But if you’re curious about when the engraved chime will ship, by all means, call or email us. We can quickly give you an estimate of shipping and delivery time.

Any other questions on engraving? We’re here to help!

- Carolyn
BuyChimes LLC