Friday, May 09, 2014

Freestanding Wind Chime

Large freestanding double wind chime made from glass, copper, beach stone
Freestanding Double Wind Chime
Glass, Copper, Beach Stone

I always love it when customers from the past resurface. I had been putting off making any of my very large, heavy, freestanding double wind chimes since moving to our new house. They take a lot of energy and concentration to make, and they are truly a nightmare to pack and ship. However, I did have the idea in the back of my mind. My wife also wanted some for our small yard. But I would still be putting it off if a customer who got one years ago did not email out of the blue asking if I could make one for her. That got me going.

I'm very pleased with the result: probably the finest one that I have ever made. After I get it packed and shipped, and recover from the effort, I guess I will just have to go and make a few more!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Picture (almost) Perfect

Blue glass with copper wind chime, Coast Chimes
Cobalt Blue Glass with Copper Handcrafted Wind ChimeView at
Coast Chimes

The picture taking struggle continues — the never ending story! However, I am happier these recent days than I have been in a long time, regarding taking pictures. We finally have our new fence, and a very fine fence it is! It is my own design, and features perforated metal and cedar. This creates an unusual effect, as the fence is slightly transparent! That makes an excellent backdrop for my pictures.

It should look even better as the garden starts to grow and green. In the mean time, I am busy making thing, taking pictures, re-taking old pictures that now look crummy compared to the new ones, and tweaking my website (Coast Chimes) and other sites (Etsy).