Robin's WindSongs

Fine glass from many sources. Driftwood from the freezing lakes of Michigan and beachwood from the sunny shores of Florida. Hand-picked beads from exotic places. Add a breeze from anywhere, and your Windsong springs to life...


Care of a Windsong


To obtain the best sound from your Windsong, it is important that the glass hang freely from very end of the line. The loop at the end of the line, being a friendly sort, likes to go sliding up the line and socialize with the knot or the beads. This will impact both the way the glass hangs and how easily it can catch the breeze and sing. So periodically you may want to check your lines to make sure the loop is sitting right on top of the glass and holding the line, the line moves up in a straight line from the hole in the glass, into the knot, and on up into the beads - like this:
Correct string, front view Correct string, side view
and not like this:
Incorrect string, front view Incorrect string, side view
The tiny bead that sits on top of the knot in the line can slip in transit. If you find the tiny bead is sitting directly on top of the glass, simply slide the bead back up over the knot to its rightful place. You may want to adjust the knot slightly to keep that wayward bead where it belongs.

The glass is frequently beautiful on both sides, but if you have a side-preference, you can twist the line around through the wood to make the side you prefer face you.

The Windsongs love the light, and they love to sing. Over the years I have had my Windsongs hanging where they were subject to very strong winds, and every one made it through intact. Having survived life in a wind-tunnel of an art gallery, where every passing breeze could take your hat off, I now like to keep mine in a place where they are protected from severe weather - on the screen porch, hanging in the windows, etc. - places where they can enjoy the sunshine, while I delight in their song as well as their soaring, light-catching dance.

All glass is potentially breakable and sharp. Treat your Windsong as you would any other piece of fine glass. Likewise, even though they've been through many a stiff wind without breakage, it's always a possibility if the weather gets too rough. And don't forget, windchimes of all types are intended to be heard, not handled - even with all due care in creation and handling, sharp edges can occur. Along with its love of light and its readiness to sing, that's just how glass is.


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