Display strap with 18 small bells, 1 large bell

The owner sent me 18 small #2 (1 1/4" diameter) petal bells and a single large #12 (2 1/2") petal bell. My initial thought was to put the large bell on its own 1-bell strap and place the others on a second strap, but the owner wanted to keep the bells all together. 

I made a simple display strap with the #12 bell at the top and it looks just fine. I also like how the bells sound together -- the deeper sound from the large bell adds depth and fullness to the higher, bright jingle of the small bells.

These 19 antique petal bells date to the late 1800s or early 1900s. More about petal bells... The strap is dark brown leather 1 1/2 inches wide and about 44 inches long.

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.

Price: For inspiration, not for sale