Friday, September 25, 2009

Wind Chime: Amazing Driftwood

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wind chime, driftwood, copperA truly amazing Pacific driftwood wind chime.
Visit the driftwood page on my website for more information or to purchase.

Anyone who has wandered the beaches of the West Coast of British Columbia knows that there is often a very large amount of wood. So it is odd that it is actually pretty difficult to find decent pieces to use for art and wind chimes. Most are way to large, and the smaller ones are frequently very beat up. So when I find a good piece, it makes my day. When I find a great piece, like the one pictured above, it makes my week.

The piece above is the most interesting I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Intriguing would be the word.

Why not visit my website to see all sorts of neat works? From huge freestanding wind chimes to small suncatchers, there is something for every taste and budget.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Coast Chimes: Prices Going Up

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Beach glass inspired suncatcher chime with
hammered copper dividers and aged brass chimes.
Visit Coast Chimes for more information, or to purchase.

Prices are going to be rising on almost all of my wind chimes, suncatchers and other works.

This partially reflects the decline of the US dollar, and the increase in the cost of materials.

But mainly this is because I have reached a stage where my work has never been better. It is simply a finer, higher quality product. Despite increased skill, I am also spending more time on each piece. The care and attention shows, and it's just common sense to see this reflected in the price.

So if you are thinking of investing in a Coast Chimes work for a special Christmas gift for someone, I suggest you buy now. Over the next several weeks, most prices will increase by between 10 and 20 percent.

Buying now is also a good idea because, while most shipments go through to the USA snag-free and fairly fast, once in a while they do take a long time, getting caught up at the border.

So why not visit Coast Chimes today, and do a little early Christmas shopping? And remember, there is still free, expert shipping on all orders to the USA and Canada.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Amazing Driftwood Wind Chime

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Natural Pacific Driftwood
Five Handcrafted Copper Chimes
Visit my website for details or to purchase: Coast Chimes

Driftwood is so beautiful: I love it! But it is challenging to find really nice driftwood around here, on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. The tides and waves can treat the wood harshly, so while there is tons and tons of wood, it is often too beat up.

When I find a particularly gorgeous piece, and everything clicks together, the result can be striking. For example, the wind chime above. One word: Beautiful.

I could not decide whether I liked it best with copper chimes, or with iron chimes, so I photographed it with both. It's a personal choice.