Shoulder strap with 25 bells

This handsome strap is based on Santa's 21-bell shoulder strap. We lengthened it a bit and put 25 antique "petal" bells from our inventory on the strap. The fine harness maker's detailing on this strap will enhance Santa's reputation as a well-dressed gentleman.

The bells range in size from #0 (1" diameter) bells at the ends to a single #5 (1 5/8" diameter) bell in the middle. To ensure the bright, cheery sound that is the hallmark of smaller sleigh bells, we used one #1 bell (2 total), six each of the small to medium #1, #2, and #3 bells (18 total) and two medium-sized #4 bells (4 total).

The strap is made of bridle leather in our signature "laced" style with solid brass hardware. It makes a circle about 60 inches around when buckled in the center hole. This length is comfortable for the average Santa to wear over a shoulder. The 1 1/2" wide strap gracefully tapers to 7/8" wide at each end.

New and antique "petal" bells are available. Petal bells have an old-fashioned look with a cheery bright jingle. New petal bells have a higher, louder sound, have a brighter new-looking finish, and are about a third heavier than the antique versions. New bells are available in chrome plated solid brass (silver color) as well as lacquered solid brass (gold color). More about our bells...

Your bell strap will be similar in general design to that shown, although details may vary slightly. The buckle wll be solid brass or stainless steel to match the bell color. The strap will be made of durable bridle leather in your choice of black, dark brown, or medium brown. View colors...

The price shown below is based on making this bell strap as described with antique bells bells from our inventory. The same item made with new bells or with your bells will be less expensive.

This particular item is a retired product we no longer offer for sale. Items in this Custom Projects section are for information only; they are not available for regular sale.

Photo copyright David Kirby, 2011, all rights reserved

Price: $365.00
488.77 CAD 292.80 GBP 340.58 EUR
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