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Introducing the ChimeOut

Jeff | Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in News, Random stuff | Comments (0)

Over the years, several customers called asking if we had anything they could use to silence their wind chime. Usually, they wanted to leave the chime where it was and not have to take it down every time a large storm was coming. We could only suggest that they tie a string around it. But after enough customers called, it got us thinking.

In response, we developed a wind chime silencer and called it the ChimeOut. You can put it on your chime when you want to leave the chime in place, but you want to silence and protect it. It’s made of a soft foam and rests on top of the striker. The tubes fit into the openings on the side. This way, the striker and tubes can’t hit each other, and the wind chimes are silenced and protected.

The ChimeOut is a wind chime silencer

The ChimeOut is a wind chime silencer

-Jeff

www.buychimes.com


Engraved Wind Chime for Faith

Carolyn | Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Chime info, Gift info, News | Comments (0)

cross pictureWorking on THIS new design to add to engraved wind chimes. Created in-house, the decorative cross makes a nice add-on for a sympathy or memorial gift chime engraving. Or even for clery/pastor appreciation day (the second Sunday in October). The Corinthian Bells engraved wind sail is shown here in Patina Green with John 3:16 as the additional text, but you can add anything you’d like! Depending on the size of the wind sail, the character limit is 50, 100 or 150 characters. Give us a call if you’d like text suggestions or a design proof before we engrave – 877-293-6395.
- Carolyn
www.buychimes.com


Jingle Birds: A new kind of wind chime!

Carolyn | Friday, November 6, 2015 in Chime info, Gift info, News | Comments (0)

All ready for Christmas, this sweet male Cardinal is perched on a branch with a delicate copper bell underneath. The Jingle Birds are the latest offering of U.S. made chimes from BuyChimes. Hand painted in New Jersey by master bird painters, these birds would make a fantastic Christmas gift for that bird lover on your list! Also available in Hummingbird, Goldfinch, Woodpecker and Bluebird. Check them out – then call and let us know what you think!
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Free Engraving on Wind Chimes to celebrate this season of LOVE!

Carolyn | Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Chime info, Gift info, News | Comments (0)

ruby chime Send an engraved wind chime as a Valentine’s Day gift today! Not only do wind chimes make great gifts, but from now till February 14, 2015, you can get free engraving with this coupon code: LOVE. That’s a savings of $10.00! Here’s the Corinthian Bells 36-inch chime in Ruby Splash; this color is available on both the Corinthian Bells and Bells of Vienna chimes.
- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC


Give Thanks!

Carolyn | Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in News, Random stuff, the company | Comments (0)

Thanksgiving ~
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We love the holiday season here at BuyChimes! Come the end of November, we’re busy-busy wrapping and shipping wind chimes to customers across the United States.

But before Christmas is one of our very favorite personal holidays – Thanksgiving – it’s a day filled with gratitude for “everything Thy goodness sends!” So even though we’re an internet retailer, and everyone else out there is promoting Christmas already (have you seen the over-the-top mall displays?!), you won’t find that here at BuyChimes. Simply because we think taking the time to give thanks is so very important.

And after being in this business for 13 years now, we’re so thankful first and foremost to our wonderful, loyal customers. Thank YOU!
- Carolyn
BuyChimes LLC


Personalized Wind Chimes for many Seasons and Reasons!

Carolyn | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Chime info, Gift info, News | Comments (0)

Gifting wind chimes continues to be a popular choice for many folks. And personalizing the chime with an expertly engraved wind sail is “the icing on the cake,” so to speak! Whether it’s a chime for a new home, memorial or a holiday (Christmas is sure coming up fast!), your personal message laser engraved on the wind sail turns a beautiful gift into a very special memento indeed.

For engraving ideas and options, don’t hesitate to explore the BuyChimes website, or simply call us at 877-293-6395. We can offer advice and suggestions on selecting the right wind chime AND the right engraved message. And as many customers have discovered, we’re more than happy to provide a proof before we engrave (at no extra cost) – that way it will be exactly right!
- Carolyn
BuyChimes LLC


U.S. Wind Chimes with an Oh-So-Modern Twist

Carolyn | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Chime info, News, Random stuff | Comments (0)

Check out these incredibly gorgeous modern wind chimes!
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They are designed and created right here in the U.S. by L&G Studio of Seattle, Washington. A bit pricey, but what a gorgeous piece of art! Just goes to show that chimes come in many looks, not just the traditional styles. Way to jump-start (one can only hope!) a new trend, L&G!


Wind Chimes Make Great Gifts

Carolyn | Friday, May 24, 2013 in Gift info, News | Comments (0)

As many of you know, a hand-tuned, U.S.-made wind chime makes a great gift for any occasion. And right now, to celebrate and kick off summer, you’ll get FREE gift wrapping on most chimes (does not include Grace Note chimes, since they are shipped directly from the manufacturer). Check out our signature, premium Gift Services here – and try us out for free now!

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Now we’re pretty confident that you (and the lucky person to whom you’re giving the chime) will be delighted at these high-quality chimes and top-notch Gift Services. But of course, if we fail to meet your expectations, please call or email us.

- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC


Wind Chimes Love to Accessorize!

Carolyn | Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Chime info, News | Comments (0)

So you have a beautiful wind chime out there by the patio. It rings year-round, as faithful as the mailman. But whenever it snows or rains, you get a little concerned about what the weather will do to the strings and finish on the chime.

Most wind chimes (unless they are uniquely indoor chimes) are made for year-round, outdoor use. But weather will take a toll on any chime, no matter the brand. For the high-quality metal chimes, the wear will be minimal. But for chimes that have wooden components (top, striker and wind sail), the wear will be evident more quickly. And while that weathered look can be beautiful (think the rich patina of wood antiques), it might not be exactly what you want for your wind chime!

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These weather domes, designed for bird feeders, are the perfect accessory for protecting your wind chime. A customer gave us the tip for the domes (Thanks, Hat!), since he orders one for every chime he buys. So we bought one, tested it for several months, and indeed, discovered that they are just right for wind chimes! And of course, we love that they’re manufactured right here in the U.S., by Aspects, Inc.

Available in 12 and 18-inch diameters, these domes will provide that extra protection and care that your oh-so-lovely wind chimes will thank you for! Coming very soon – you’ll find them under the Accessories tab at BuyChimes.

- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC


Wind chimes in winter

Carolyn | Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Chime info, News | Comments (0)

snowychime2Perfect poem for this snowy day here at BuyChimes…

“In winter’s cold and sparkling snow,
The garden in my mind does grow.
I look outside to blinding white,
And see my tulips blooming bright.
And over there a sweet carnation,
Softly scents my imagination…”
-Cheryl Magic-Lady, Winter Garden

To be sure, spring is just a few months away! But for now, this Corinthian Bells 36-inch wind chime looks great nestled under a cap of snow.

Happy for all seasons,
Carolyn
BuyChimes