This DIY (do it yourself) kit will allow you to construct a 7-bell display strap using your bells.
This particular design is intended for medium to large bells that graduate in size. The top bell should be BIG -- it should be at least a #9 size (2 1/8" across) up to a size #14 (3"). As the bells step down the strap, each bell should be 1/8" to 1/2" smaller than the bell above it.
Click "See more images" to see examples 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=rhPr07
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 30 inches long, including the ring. This strap is a bold 2" wide to properly support and show off the big bells it is designed to carry.
Kit includes the precut leather straps and these solid brass parts: seven large bell pins, one 2 1/2" ring, and one 1/4" Chicago screw fastener. Bells are not included.
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