Friday, January 11, 2008

I Love Rust

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A new look for the new year~ Rusty Iron Chimes! Shown with a beach glass inspired kaleidoscope top section. For more information, or to purchase, Click Here.

I love rust! For a long time, I have been longing to get my hands on some iron to make rusty chimes. After starting my new website,, I got on with this rusty chime project.

The first steel yard I visited here on the Sunshine Coast only had gas pipe, and sanding the creosote-like finish off was not much fun. Fortunately, the second yard had just what I was looking for: pre-rusted heavy pipe. Beautiful!

I have seen painted chimes where the paint has chipped and there is rust where there should not be. Now that's ugly! So isn't it funny how chimes totally covered in rust are so attractive?

And I am not worried about the durability of these. The iron is thick, and it will be years and years before the rust eats them away. The beach stone clapper sounds really nice against these large chimes, too.

So for the New Year, a New Look. I am not abandoning copper. I love copper, too. But it's great to explore new materials.


  1. I agree, I think that the rust looks surprisingly good on the chimes.

  2. Thanks, american genius. I really appreciate that. The more I see the rusty chimes, the more I like them~ and it's really nice to find out at least one other person like the look too! Tim

  3. I like 'em too! Of course, you can't go wrong with the copper, but these are definitely appealing. They look more "textural" than the copper ones do.