Yes, they are made
from real wine bottles!The circles come
from the center part of a wine bottle.The solid disk at the bottom is the bottom of the wine bottle.The little dots of color in the middle of the
rings are marbles that are melted together.
It takes close to
1500 degrees of heat to melt the glass flat.So, no, you cannot make them in your oven at home.
The more subdued
colors- blue, green, yellow, brown & clear- are the natural colors of the
glass.The really bright colors (like
the Northern Lights) are painted.The
paint won’t fade but it’s normal for it to wear slightly on the edges where the
glass rubs together.
If you don’t want
any painted circles, just let us know!We’re happy to help you sort it out!
Our chimes are made
to go outside but some care should be taken to choose the right spot for
them.They can take up to 15 mph winds
(if it’s making a crazy amount of noise take it down).They don’t like living outside in subzero
temperatures (something about the cold seems to make the glass more fragile).They really love sheltered places like
screened porches and spots protected from the wind.Please make sure that you hang yours from a
secure hook.Many have died from loose
All is not lost if
you drop your chime, your dog breaks it, your kid throws a ball thru it, the
pressure washing guys take it out, the wind turns it into a tangled mass, or
any other crazy thing that may happen.All our chimes are designed to be repaired with ease.Just send us a picture of your broken chime
so we can see what you need.We’ll send
you a new strand and all you’ll need to do is clip the new strand on.There are no knots for you to tie!Repair parts are only $5 per strand plus
The wires you see
melted into the glass is airplane grade stainless steel wire.It’s made in Ohio.The great thing about stainless steel is that
it doesn’t oxidize or rust in the glass.
The green string
that the circles are hung on is PowerPro 40 pound test woven nylon fishing
line.It’s just about
indestructible!We know it lasts at
least 10 years. Sun and rain do not affect it.
The white and green
string we use on the tops is a woven deep sea fishing line.We’ve been using it since we started and I’ve
seen it last over 30 years.
The chain on the
tops is stainless steel.It’s made in
About the only
thing we don’t do in house is powder coating.We have a great local guy (Monty at Dixie Powder Coating) that does all
our powder coating.
If you still have a
question, email or call us!We probably
have an answer!