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At this point in time, I've made and given away 12 bells and hand wrought hangers. They have brought many smiles to friends and family members. I love creating them. (I might add,...they are all different)
Love this bell!!
Ank, I've been under the weather for five days. No Jigidi for that time period, but yes, Happy New Year to you!
happy new year (52 min. old)
Thanks so much pkh! I love your tree with all the "specials." (as my wife would say.) It's finally official here. It's 1:17 am) Have a fun day in your neck of the beautiful woods.
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Treker!
Thank You JOSIESCORNER! Merry Christmas to you as well.
I am delighted with your puzzle, and more so now that I know you made the bell with your hands. Not having any real ability I congratulate you. Merry Christmas.
Outstanding!! love it!
Mimi- Thanks for your wonderful compliment! Yikes,... even a "Sir." I'm so flattered. Thank you!! Ann- Your description painted a very easy to visualize object. I do get the picture and it would be lovely. Currently two projects in the works ahead of that idea, but as you suggest,... Hmmm.
Sir, i do not think you comprehend how much we enjoy your artistic creations! They are outstanding!
Thanks, treker. I also visualized a gentle-spiral waterfall of about 5 steps, like a spiral staircase, with each 'step' tilted at just enough angle to let each one drip into the side-back part of the one below making the spiral effect, and ending up dripping into a pool of some sort. I'm no engineer so I probably have it all wrong but I hope you get the picture I'm trying to create~~I'm sure you & your wife could figure it out. Perhaps another 'Hmmm' for the future?...............
Ann, I have given the "bottoms" to friends to use as water filled vessels placed near their grinding wheels for cooling/dipping. They hold a good amount of water and are deep, for long pieces. The bottoms of these cylinders are thick so they are heavy and stand vertically with ease. I have also cut them to form bands of various widths. (I don't discard metal,...a person never knows when he'll need material. I store it all in a metal shed, out of the weather.I like your vertical planter idea! Hmmm....
treker, so nice to see another of your bells. This one's top looks a bit different, I think. I hope your friends appreciate & enjoy it, which I'm sure they do. I'm curious about something & I don't remember if I asked you before~~if I did I forget what you answered. What do you do with the bottom of the cylinder? Do you just sell it as scrap metal or can you use it to make something else?I don't think the bottom part is as resonant as the top because of its shape, is it. Is there something else you can make with them? Step waterfalls, or a series of vertical planters, or something? ........................
You're too kind Pkh!
A family creation-thank you for the history. It makes it even more beautiful.
JJ and pj Thanks for your comments.
Thanks for the clarification, that makes it even more fun. It's lovely. Thanks for posting, I did like to solve it.
Like that bell, Treker, Very neat!
pkh- I made (and delivered) this bell for very dear friends in Mt. Shasta, CA. This is hanging in their pergola. My wife helped with the blacksmithing on the hanger. The object hanging adjacent to the leather strap is an amulet made of brass, copper and glass beads. I purchased it in a "far east food store" in Boise. It is a good luck charm,- something believed to bring good luck or juju. (African word)
There must be a story behind this bell. The wood, the beads which look Native American...what is the story?
Thanks PLG and Carole
Nice bell...gorgeous setting! Made a great little puzzle. Carole
Looks great! Thanks for posting!