Our hand crafted wind chimes are number one on the list for a truly one of a kind and un duplicated work of art. We take a great deal of pride in the craftsmanship that we offer, and we use only the highest quality of materials in the process. These whimsical chimes are not your average run of the mill garden art, but are pieces that are meant to be treasured for a lifetime. We test each and every one of them in our own yard, and although nothing is meant to withstand a Texas tornado, they have been proven to withstand the breezes and wind that we have here in Central Oregon. We use coated stainless steel wire and crimps to attach each piece which accounts for its strength and durability - where others simply use fishing line and knots that easily break down from the UV rays of the sun. We only use glass, crystal, or natural stone beads ...never any plastic ... and we do support our local vendors for the majority of our bead purchases. Close your eyes and image the gentle ting ting ting a ling of a gentle breeze passing through the forks, knives, and spoons ... they do not have the sound of "silverware" , but truly do sound like a wind chime. Each sounds different in it's own way ... the larger flatware pieces have a deeper sound, while the smaller ones sound more delicate.