As the name suggests, these chimes
are made of obsidian, a naturally occurring, volcanic rock.. They
produce a wide range of lovely, melodic sounds dependent on thickness,
lengths and number of pieces. Chimes are hung from various found
objects of nature: seedpods, cones branches and driftwood. Because
of the variances Nature brings, each chime is distinct, both visually
We encourage you to find us at one of the wonderful
art festivals, street fairs or garden shows listed, one
of the galleries or shops in your area who carry our work or visit our On-Line Store.
Each chime is handcrafted by Deborah
and Richard Bloom of Portland, Oregon. Working as a collaborative,
husband-and-wife team, they are each involved in gathering materials,
as well as designing and crafting a large array of chimes. Obsidian
Windchimes have been described and used as everything from sculpture
to musical instruments and bring their unique and peaceful "music"
to many homes and gardens around the world. They have also been
used in films, studio recordings and dance productions and have
been awarded numerous ribbons at art festivals and shows throughout
the United States. We are members of the American Craft Council and the National Association of Independent Artists.
Pictured are some examples of Obsidian
Windchimes. While no two are exactly alike, these are materials
we frequently use.