This DIY (do it yourself) kit will allow you to construct a 6-bell display strap using your bells.
This particular design is intended for bells that are graduated (vary) in size. I prefer to use a top bell no larger than a #8 size (2" across) for the best results, but a #9 or #10 bell (2 1/8" to 2 1/4" across) can be used with care. As the bells step down the strap, each bell should be 1/8" to 1/2" smaller across than the bell above it.
Click "See more images" to see an example of this strap kit with bells installed. I use this exact same strap to make the finished bell straps sold here: https://classicbells.com/proddetail.asp?prod=rhPr06
It is also important to choose bells that sound nice when rung together -- not every group of bells will make beautiful music, even if each bell sounds great alone.
The backside of this piece is fully lined with a separate layer of smooth leather. The narrow top strap has been punched with slots for the bells. We make this sturdy bell strap from USA-tanned bridle leather and solid brass hardware.
To assemble this kit, you insert a bell into its slot on the narrow "bell strap", fasten the bell in place with a wire bell pin, and lace the narrow bell strap onto its wider lining strap. Repeat this process for the rest of the bells, and lastly attach the top ring with a screw fastener. See my assembly instructions and videos for more information.
Overall length of the finished strap will be about 22 inches long, including the ring. The strap is 1 1/2" wide.
Kit includes the precut leather straps and these solid brass parts: six medium bell pins, one 2 1/2" ring, and one 1/4" Chicago screw fastener. Bells are not included.
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