our chimes are made from recycled glass bottles that are cut to size and fired in a kiln to melt them flat. The muted line of colors are the natural colors of the glass, while the bright colors are clear glass that is painted after firing. We design and cut all our metal tops in house from 16 gauge steel. The tops are then powder coated to prepare them for a long life in the elements (this is the one part of the process we don't do in house, but we do contract with a local shop with a great track record). All our wood tops are made in house from either treated pine or oak. The chain we use is stainless steel, and made in the USA. The fishing line is woven nylon (PowerPro) 40 lbs test. We've seen it last at least 10 years (I expect longer, but we've only been using it for 10 years!), and it does not rot in the sun or rain. We have 50 years of experience making chimes and we take a lot of pride in making the best possible chimes. Our chimes are designed to be quick and easy to repair (both from shipping damages and from the myriad disasters looming in your customer's backyard).
We make all our main wind chime components in house- wood & metal tops and all glass parts. Our chain parts are from a company out of Alabama. Some fishing tackle parts are from a Florida based company. Our stainless steel wire comes from a company out of Ohio. We buy American made hardware whenever possible.