Wind chimes are worth double the style points as garden ornaments go – not only are they visually appealing, but the gentle sound of a wind chime blowing in the wind adds ambience and tranquility to your space.
There are numerous wind chime styles and designs, all of which will produce unique sounds. A few common options include:
While wind chimes typically rely on the wind to produce noise, many are designed with a centre pendulum that can be swung to keep the chimes ringing.
Many people believe that wind chimes add more than just style to their gardens and yards. Feng Shui wind chimes, for example, can be used to counteract negative energy and add harmony to a space. Proper placement and the type of Feng Shui wind chime are dictated by the particular school of Feng Shui one subscribes to, but if you're just looking for a decorative touch, placing the chime near any doorway or window is a good choice.
Medicine wheel wind chimes are another combination of style and spirituality. They are inspired by Native American medicine wheels — a circular pattern of stones radiating from a center point — which represent the circle of life and the passage of the seasons. The site of a medicine wheel was considered spiritual, hallowed ground.
Medicine wheel wind chimes allow you to honor this sacred tradition in your own outdoor space. The chimes typically feature the same circular pattern and are often adorned with beads and feathers, along with tubular pipes that produce their peaceful sound.