CUSTOM WINDCHIMES OPTIONS
Here you'll find all the options I normally offer on my custom wind chimes. If there is anything here that you'd like to see that isn't, by all means request it on the custom windchime quote form right on this page. A lot of my options I have added because a past customer had requested it.
OPTIONS FOR NOTES
See windchime note tester page or see quote form for note range options. Please take note that chimes in the C3 to B3 octave range are very large and very expensive.
OPTIONS FOR SUPPORT SHAPE
Support wood is available in poplar, maple, mahogany, oak, redwood, walnut, and purple heart. Other wood species may be requested.
Polygonal shapes, sides based on how many chimes there are (3 chimes = triangle, 4 chimes = square, 5 chimes = pentagon, etcetera), are my default. Round supports may also be requested.
Lower edges and corners may be chamfered, rounded, or plain.
OPTIONS FOR KNOCKER
Almond wood rounded disc - This is the most traditional shape of wind chime knocker and creates the most piercing strike.
Redwood rounded disc - A traditional wind chime knocker shape that has a softer tone.
Half sphere (poplar) - My usual choice for more economical chimes. Creates a more gentle, subtle strike.
Full sphere (poplar) - Creates a slightly more subtle strike compared to almond wood. Impressive to look at especially on larger chimes.
Rubber disc - Creates the most subtle and mellow tone ever found on a windchime! Highly recommended for very large chimes.
OPTIONS FOR SAIL
Below are common shapes used as sails. Almost any basic shape is possible. Elaborate shapes may warrant extra cost. You may also choose more than one sail, each different shapes, or have one shape in different sizes.
OPTIONS FOR CHIME METAL
Aluminum - Soft, lightweight and corrosion resistant. Sounds best with softer knocker. Mellow tone that tends to ring longer than other metals overall because less strike energy is needed.
Brass - Hard, heavy, and corrosion resistant. Very pure tone (few overtones) with very long ring time if knocker is hard enough (usually almond wood).
Copper - Medium soft, lightweight and will tarnish over time. Will also corrode in rain or high humidity areas. Sounds more overtones making it have a "ghosty" sound with a shorter ring time.
Steel (EMT) - Medium hard, heavy and prone to rusting if left in rain. Sounds best with a heavier striker. Creates a more piercing tone with medium overtones and a medium ring time.
OPTIONS FOR STRING
Current options available: white, silver, gold, black, navy blue, green, red, purple.
OPTIONS FOR CHAIN
single jack: black, steel, brass
open link: steel, brass
OPTIONS FOR WOOD STAIN COLOR (more pictures coming soon)
Current options available are: walnut, ebony, sedona, mahogany, cherry and natural (hemp oil sealed).