The signs of the zodiac are represented on this chime's celestial blue windcatcher. Silver aluminum top, 5 silver tubes, black finish ash wood clapper, bright nickel-plated faux cloisonne windcatcher.
Every part of a Woodstock Chime is weather protected. Over time, however, those layers of protection can begin to wear. To enjoy your Woodstock Chime for years to come, we suggest you hang it in an area that is not exposed to long term direct sunlight and periodically clean it with a damp cloth and mild detergent. In addition, here are some simple maintenance tips:
Woodstock Chimes tubes are made of anodized aluminum that will not rust when exposed to the elements. However, over time, the aluminum may show pitting as a result of environmental factors. Please note this will not affect the beautiful tones of your chimes. If necessary, use mild soap and water (or a foaming, non-abrasive cleanser) to clean the tubes. You can also use very fine #00 steel wool to polish and restore your aluminum tubes.
Periodically, apply a thin layer of Danish or lemon oil with a clean cloth to the wood parts. Regular oiling will help protect the wood and retard the natural aging process.
Glass, Cloisonne-style, Stainless Steel and Stone Accents
Use a damp cloth to clean the glass parts. If necessary, mild soap and water can be used.
Resin and Rust-Finish Elements
Resin and rust-finish steel elements should be wiped clean with a duster or damp cloth.
Brass parts can be cleaned with brass cleaner or left to naturally age and patina.
Maintaining Your Asli Arts Collection Bamboo Chime
All Asli Arts bamboo windchimes are made using natural and sustainable products such as bamboo and coconut shell. Each is hand-carved and hand-tuned by artisans in Bali or Vietnam. With proper care, your Asli Arts bamboo chime will typically last from 3-4 years when hung outside.
To extend the life of your chime:
� Hang your chime in an area protected from direct sunlight or heavy winds. Excellent locations include under a porch overhang or in a shady tree.
� Bring your chimes in during extreme weather or windstorms.
� If you live in the north, bring your chimes in during the harsh winter months and store it in an unheated area, such as a shed or garage.
� Occasionally wipe off your chimes with a damp cloth to remove any build-up or mold.
� Every spring, provide added weather protection by applying a coat of varnish on your chime (you�ll want to wipe off the chime before doing this!)
We have taken a number of precautions to ensure our Asli Arts bamboo chimes are the highest quality bamboo chime in the marketplace. Our manufacturers produce only for us, allowing us to ensure a high standard of quality control. In addition, our manufacturers harvest their bamboo only during the best time of year and properly dry the bamboo before making the chimes, both of which reduce the risk of cracks in the bamboo. Finally, all Asli Arts chimes are inspected before they leave our U.S. warehouse.
Bamboo is sensitive to humidity and sudden temperature changes. Despite all our precautions, infrequently, cracks in bamboo occur as the bamboo expands and contracts in reaction to climate changes. Hairline cracks are not of concern; they are normal to bamboo and will not affect the sound of your chimes. What�s more, hairline cracks generally do not develop into larger cracks. If, however, you receive a chime with a large crack or other defect, please contact the Woodstock Chimes customer service department at 800-422-4463 for resolution.
Hanging your Woodstock Chime for the Best Musical Performance
Woodstock Chimes are known the world over for the purity and beauty of their sound (the secret is our unique and precise musical tuning) and we think you�ll agree they�re the best around. Our chimes are designed to produce beautiful music from even the slightest breeze, but if you�d like to hear yours more often, here are a few ideas:
� Hang your chime directly from the O ring or loop at the top of the chime. Don�t extend the top string of the chime by adding chain or string. This may cause the entire chime to swing, when in fact only the center string and clapper should move.
� Hang your chime where the wind can reach it from as many directions as possible. An open corner is ideal when hanging the chime from a building.
� Experiment with hanging your chime at different heights. Wind velocity tends to increase with higher elevation.
� Avoid hanging your chime within two feet of a wall or too close to plants, furniture and anything that might obstruct or divert the breeze. If you have a screened-in porch, you may find that even the screens will impede the breeze enough to prevent your chime from ringing.
� Try hanging your chime in different locations during different times of the year. The prevailing winds change seasonally.
� If you own multiple Woodstock Chimes, you can create an environment of sound all your own. Experiment with the ones you have, check out our Garry�s Sonic Mixes page to find out which other tunings would harmonize beautifully with yours!
We sincerely hope you enjoy your Woodstock Chime for many years to come.
And please give us a call if you have any questions � we�re always listening.
In 1979, musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad founded Woodstock Percussion with a single great idea - to make the world's best sounding windchime. He's been creating his world-famous, precision-tuned Woodstock Chimes ever since. Today his company offers a unique variety of high-quality, affordable, musical gifts from around the world that inspire, entertain and bring pleasure to people of all ages.