The owner sent 10 steel "jingle" bells that were in unusually good condition. Most steel bells are fairly rusty and pitted, but these have just a few small spots of light rust. The nickel plating was still smooth and bright.
I used the bells as-is except for a brief wash and light buff to remove surface dust and grime.
I put the bells on two dark-brown display straps, of which one is shown here. The top ring is solid brass that I darkened so it would blend better with the soft silver of the steel bells.
This particular item is a custom, one-of-a-kind project made for a past client. Items in this Custom Projects section are for information only; they are not available for regular sale.
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