Most of the display straps I make with graduated bells are arranged with the largest bell at the top and the other bells below it in descending order. This arrangement mimics how a full sleigh bell strap looks as you would see it when the bells are on a horse.
This particular strap is arranged differently -- the largest bell is in the center and the smaller bells are arranged symetrically above and below it. I spaced the bells closely to make the bells the dominant feature and to make the piece compact 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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