Windchimes.co.za, supplier of the original Lindibell Chimes
This business was first started by Lindi te Water some 25 years ago in the Cape.
She developed the business from a long-time interest in the study of Sound, and the dynamic effect that it plays on our psychological well-being. The combinations of notes, dimensions and spacing of the tubing have been carefully researched and great attention has been given to the quality and durability of the different components making up the chimes.
With the focus being on sound, the chimes were never created with the idea of making money by mass producing them at a budget price and thereby compromising the overall integrity of the product.
Lindi was the first to introduce these chimes into the South African market, which had hitherto no knowledge of properly tuned wind chimes. The few miniatures from the Far East had no resonance and merely tinkled in the wind. We purchased the company from Lindi about 13 years ago. Still carefully crafting the wind chimes to Lindi’s exact specifications with all the love and precision she had intended for her chimes to be made with.
The superior quality and lifespan of Lindibell chimes is due to the close attention to detail – be it the scrupulously sanded and treated Oak plates, the fishing swivel from which the chimes hang, the eyelets in the tubing, the plugging of drilled holes with specially adapted buttons, the use of semi-precious stones and individual boxing of each chime.
A slapdash construction and assemblage has a direct negative effect on the sound. All aspects of production is very carefully executed all adding to the overall quality and professionalism, echoing a memorable occasion
What makes our wind chimes unique?
- These handcrafted chimes are specifically tuned, with a fine clarity of sound.
- All the chimes are decorated with semi-precious stones, specifically chosen to suit the different types and their specific sounds.
- All flutes are non-rust anodised aluminium and therefore no special care is needed to ensure their continued beauty or purity of sound.
- The tuned laboratory glass wind chimes are specially baked and hardened, making the glass strong like Pyrex cookware. Nowhere as yet are our 2 models (Air and Rumi Chimes) of to be found.
- The wooden plates are made from only the finest quality, 1st grade oak. Cheaper woods effect the resonance or timbre of the sound. The oak is treated with oils and then coated with 3 layers of wood preservative. This ensures complete protection against all weather conditions.
- The top suspension ring is purposely not fixed. A non-rust fishing swivel has been used to avoid friction and deterioration of the suspension cord.
- We specially insert eyelets into every tube to prevent abrasion. Most other chimes last only one windy season before the cord from which the tubes are suspended, breaks, due to their constant abrasion in the wind.
- The silk-screened designs on the Perspex plates have been expressly created to complement the chosen notation systems eg. Nature’s Bell with notes chosen from Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, using the Sun Tone frequency, has a leafy design. The same applies to the Dolphin and Breath of Africa chimes respectively.
- All chimes are individually boxed so they can be safely carried away and easily transported to their new homes
- Attention to detail and quality is our main priority.
Because our audible capacity is ten times that of our visual range, it can be appreciated how much damage and stress noise continually excerpts on our subconscious. Proper tuning is therefore essential to peace of mind. Understanding and appreciating the importance of sound in our lives and how it contributes in healing our bodies and minds
The soothing tones of specially tuned wind chimes echo the Music of the Wind creating a meditative atmosphere of peace and calm.
Listening to the sound of wind chimes creates a state of balance, relief, serenity and peacefulness. Wind chimes change mood and atmospheres. They inspire peace and harmony in our busy lives. Calming, relaxing and healing people’s minds, bodies and souls as they have done for thousands of years.
Wind chimes in Feng Shui
These chimes are used in Feng Shui and activate a quiet atmosphere for meditation.
Feng Shui, pronounced “Foong Shway”, is an ancient art and science developed over 3000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for all who inhabit it.
Feng means Wind and Shui means Water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good Feng Shui came to mean Good Fortune. Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that our land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.
The ancient Chinese believed the balance of energies (Yin and Yang) was vital to the prosperity of the nation and its inhabitants.
The five feng shui elements – earth, water, fire, wood and metal form important components of feng shui and have their origins in Taoism. We are constantly surrounded by good and bad sound, positive and negative.
Nature sounds such as birds chattering, the wind in the trees, the sound of rain, each connect us with our natural environment. Perfectly tuned Wind Chimes enhance the sounds of nature and help create a flow of energy. On the other hand, Wind Chimes which are Not in tune can create the opposite flow of energy.
Precision tuned Wind Chimes can help to counteract the negative energy flow caused by unnatural sounds caused by things such as traffic, machinery, loud music etc.
Where to place your wind chime
Entrances, porches, verandas and under eaves are ideal places to hang wind chimes, encouraging positive energy to flow into your home or work space. According to early Chinese folklore, wind chimes were hung in doorways to keep out evil spirits and other negative energies.
Feng Shui suggests that the North-West part of an area is a good place for your wind chimes, near statues, archways or circles. A combination of movement and stillness may be complementary. Hanging them near running water can be a lovely choice.
Be careful to hang them where they won’t clash with other ornamentation, they do not cause an obstruction to those entering the dwelling and are in a free space without any clutter.