Wind chimes have been used by many cultures going back as far as 1100 BC. Believe it or not, they weren’t created to irritate cranky neighbors, but in fact were thought to ward off evil spirits. They’re considered a percussion instrument, and because their sound is created at random by the wind, their soothing, melodic sounds are classified as “chance music.”
The quality and tone of a wind chime is important because depending on the material, size and tuning of a wind chime, the sound it makes can range from soothing to annoying. A quality-crafted wind chime is important if you don’t want to drive yourself crazy from the sound.
Some people believe that wind chimes not only provide a great source of relaxation, but they’re thought to harness the wind in such a way that it provides healing, protection, and even guidance.
Regardless of what you believe, wind chimes can make a delightful and attractive addition to your porches, gardens, and even windows. Here are a variety of wind chimes you may want to check out for yourself, or for that certain someone who always appreciates a unique gift.
Brass Pine Cone Wind Chime
Charming, yet rustic, this wind chime is crafted of brass pine cones, adding a whimsical flair to your yard.
Wine Bottle Wind Chime
Brightly colored, and made from recycled wine bottles, these beauties give off a clear tinkling sound and a welcomed pop of color.
Solar Wind Chime
Adorned in hummingbirds, this solar wind chime glows at dusk after being powered throughout the day.
Burnt Bamboo Wind Chime
Consider a unique look such as this wooden wind chime, finished in flowers that have been burned into the exterior, giving the piece a rustic elegance.
Bronze Beaded Tear Wind Chime
For those looking for a simple, light wind chime, this may be just what you’re looking for.
Horse Wind Chime
Horse lovers rejoice, this unique wind chime brings your love of all things equestrian to your outdoor spaces.
Fish Wind Chime
For the outdoorsman in all of us, this fish wind chime is quirky yet delightful.
Agate Wind Chime
Perhaps best kept indoors, this beauty is crafted of precious materials such as agate, quartz, and crystal.
Buy it at Rock Paradise on Etsy
Multi-Colored Wine Bottle Wind Chime
A great gift idea for your wine lover friends, this wind chime has been created from several multi-colored wine bottles, adding whimsy to a garden or yard.
Buy it at Bottles Uncorked on Etsy
Driftwood Wind Chime
Made from weathered drift wood, this wind chime is sure to be a conversation piece.
DIY Stained Glass Wind Chime
The next time you’re in the mood to dive into a creative project, consider this DIY stained glass wind chime.
Buy it at Suni Glass Gallery on Etsy
Driftwood And Oyster Shell Wind Chime
Natural elements often make the most beautiful pieces. This wind chime has been crafted from driftwood and oyster shells, creating a remarkable, nautical work of art.
Cut Metal Pineapple Wind Chime
Available in several patterns, these cut metal wind chimes are perfect both inside and out. They add a modern flair to a traditional yard ornament.
Buy it at The Metal Peddler on Etsy
Aloha Wind Chime
Inspired by the island paradise of Hawaii, this wind chime comes in several colors. All crafted of bamboo, these chimes are connected to the power and energy of the aloha spirit.
American Arts And Crafts Chime
Embracing the arts and crafts movement, this wind chime is tuned using the Golden Ratio, discovered by the Greeks and found throughout nature.
Westminster Wind Chimes
Reach across the pond and bring the notes of Big Ben home with these Westminster wind chimes.
Moroccan Bell Chimes
Eight brass-plated steel bells bring harmonious tones and the feeling of Morocco to your porch.
Brown Jasper Wind Chime
Brown jasper is said to have a strong connection to the Earth and promotes feelings of engender creativity. It helps alleviate fear and has healing properties.
Copper Vein Corinthian Wind Chimes
These Corinthian wind chimes are made of copper vein and boast 50-inch chimes.
Woodstock Tibetan Prayer Chime
A portion of the proceeds from these classic wind chimes goes to benefit the Tibet House of New York, an organization dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture.
Woodstock Chimes Of Ireland Wind Chime
Bring the luck of the Irish to your home with this Woodstock Chimes of Ireland wind chime, which plays the opening notes of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”.
Memorial Wind Chime
Honor a loved one with a memorial wind chime, personalized with name and dates.
Meditation Bells Wind Chime
Crafted in India of solid iron, this meditation bell wind chime brings a soothing tone to your outdoor spaces.
Sea Glass Wind Chime
Bring the soothing qualities of the ocean to your home with this sea glass and driftwood wind chime.
Amazing Grace Woodstock Wind Chime
One of the most popular options, this cherry finished ash wood and aluminum wind chime is tuned to the opening notes of “Amazing Grace.”
Midnight Blue Corinthian Wind Chimes
Not only beautiful to hear, but to look at as well. These midnight blue Corinthian wind chimes are tuned to the scale of C, have a 72-inch chime, and the longest tube is 53 1/2 inches.
Red Corinthian Wind Chimes
These ruby colored Corinthian wind chimes give an unexpected splash of color to your outdoor spaces. Tuned to the scale of G, the overall length of the chime is 53 inches.
Capiz Shell Wind Chime
This aqua blue wind chime is crafted of Capiz shells, bringing you to the sea shore without leaving your back patio.
Multi-Colored Wood And Aluminum Wind Chimes
Perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces, this multi-colored wind chime, crafted of both beechwood and aluminum, is sure to brighten up any space.
Hand-Crafted Wood Wind Chime
This wind chime, hand-crafted of bamboo and coconut wood is truly a work of art. The bamboo tube is hand tuned to create a warm, relaxing tone.
Bamboo Wind Chime
This bamboo wind chime is adorned in a wood-burned swirl design, creating an ethereal quality both in sight and sound.
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