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I am Native Arizonan--born in Mesa, AZ and was raised out in the deserts of northern Mesa, and East of there in Apache Junction, Arizona.

I now reside in a little two state border town called Texhoma, OK. I love my new home state(s) of Oklahoma & Texas and now that my kiddo's are mostly grown I still enjoy finding new things to make into wind chimes. I love other folks wind chimes, too!! Yep--I just flat out love wind chimes! They are an odd passion of mine that started well over 15 years ago when stresses of daily life lead to my needing a “get away” slash “mini vacation”. I’d read a lot about having personal quiet time and doing little things to pamper myself and have peaceful moments of relaxation, so I started scrounging around and finding stuff to make into chimes. I usually have someone in mind as I make…

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  • Born on December 9
  • Joined February 25, 2007

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spoons, forks, knives, measuringspoons, measuringcups, cookiecutters, floursifters, collandersorstrainers, kitchengadgets, metalcandleholders, glassorwoodenbeadsofmanysizes, prettystonesthatIwirewrap, andanythingunusualandeyecatching

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About

Howdy!!

I am Native Arizonan--born in Mesa, AZ and was raised out in the deserts of northern Mesa, and East of there in Apache Junction, Arizona.

I now reside in a little two state border town called Texhoma, OK. I love my new home state(s) of Oklahoma & Texas and now that my kiddo's are mostly grown I still enjoy finding new things to make into wind chimes. I love other folks wind chimes, too!! Yep--I just flat out love wind chimes! They are an odd passion of mine that started well over 15 years ago when stresses of daily life lead to my needing a “get away” slash “mini vacation”. I’d read a lot about having personal quiet time and doing little things to pamper myself and have peaceful moments of relaxation, so I started scrounging around and finding stuff to make into chimes. I usually have someone in mind as I make them--sort of an inspiration for the new style.

That history aside, I am confessing to being a certifiable "wind chime" NUT!! :oD However, I am totally harmless nut, and I have a huge caring heart for others that must have been given to me by my Lord Jesus Christ.

I’ve always loved the peaceful breezes soughing through the trees, the call of the quail and doves, and listening to neighbors wind chimes in the distance. When I hear wind chimes these sounds always come back to me like a peaceful memory washing over me and taking away the troubles of the day.

Now in Arizona there aren’t always strong breezes available, and in Oklahoma (where we've lived for the last 9 out of 12 years or so) we rarely did without at least a 5 mile an hour wind.
So... I ALWAYS test not only the sound of the forks, spoons, knives and measuring spoons to be sure they are pleasant before I put them together, but also I test the strength of my crimps, wire, and objects. I use some fishing hook & swivels to allow the chime body and parts to turn with the breeze without twisting and tangling the chimes and damaging the plastic coated wire I use to string them up with.

I warn all my customers to take care of their chimes and not leave them out in gale force winds which shorten the life span of any type of chime. If you live in a windy area, try to find a sheltered area to hang the chimes in where it won’t be attacked continuously by strong or cross winds. Many prefer to keep theirs on the sheltered side of their home where there is less wind, but still can enjoy the gentle and serene music of the wind playing the chimes.

Whether you purchase a windchime of mine or someone else's my hope is that it brings you pleasure, relaxation, and enjoyment that everyone needs to have in their life.

God Bless & Keep You,
Jody

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