Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Cedar with Beach Glass inspired Glass and Copper Chimes~ Nice!

Somehow, tung nut oiled red cedar just naturally goes with my artist-made beach glass and copper chimes. I usually sell this style for a fixed price of $175. But for some crazy reason, I put this one up on auction for a starting price of only $137.50. For more information on this wind chime, or to buy it, Click Here.

I am still debating the best way to present a sound clip~ or even if it is wise to provide one. It seems like a good idea, but each recording is a little different, and I bet the system that it plays through adds even more variables.

Right now, the two best options seem to be a movie sound clip hosted on Google, or a sound Flash Media clip on Odeo. I am leaning towards the Odeo file, because the movie clip takes you to a different page (never a good idea, I think, to get people moving off your auction page), and I have not succeeded in producing anything but a very blurry image of the chimes.

My main concern with the Odeo clip is that perhaps not everyone has the software to load it. I wouldn't want to be responsible for freezing up someone's computer-- that's not a good way to gain customers!

Anyway, here are examples of both formats. Comments / suggestions / tips and hints deeply appreciated.

powered by ODEO


  1. oh wow ... those are beautiful!

  2. Thank you, blue turtle! I think I still have some work to do on the sound file, but at least the pictures are okay. Appreciate your comment. Tim

  3. OK, the ODEO worked fine for me in FireFox, and I don't have any fancy music extensions on my 'puter, because I keep the sound muted.

    And you're right the pic on the video is way to fuzzy to be worth waiting on it to load, and it does take them away from your page, and they can look at your family pictures while they're there, if they want to LOL!

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  4. Hi Dirty Butter~
    Thank you so much for your thoughts, and the information. I'll record a better sound file, and go with ODEO~ appreciate it! Tim!