Display straps with graduated bells usually have the largest bell at the top with the other bells arranged below in descending size. This arrangement mimics what you would see when a full sleigh bell strap is buckled around a horse and viewed from the side of the horse.
On this strap, the largest bell is in the center and the smaller bells are arranged symmetrically above and below it. This is what you would see if a full sleigh bell strap is laid flat. I spaced the bells closely to make the bells the dominant feature and to make the strap short enough to display easily in the home.
These 15 antique petal bells date to the late 1800s. More about petal bells... The strap is dark brown leather 1 1/2 inches wide. The finished piece is about 42 inches long from top to bottom.
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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