10 Modern Wind Chimes and Mobiles That Sway With Sophistication

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Forget the lies you've been told about mobiles only belonging in baby nurseries, and reject the slanderous notion that wind chimes are just tacky last-minute souvenirs. In the hands of a true artist, these dangling decorations can sway with sophistication, adding a melodic ring and glinting shimmer wherever they hang.


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1. Ladies and Gentleman Studio Aura Brass Bell Chime, $95

The mix of materials — brass, wood, and clay — used in this simple, delicate wind chime emit "a soft, delicate, metallic ringing when activated by wind," according to artist Nicholas Nyland.


2. BronzeBuffaloJewelry Kinetic Sculpture Mobile, $225

This one-of-a-kind kinetic mobile from Etsy is made from hand-forged bronze and vintage buffalo horn left over from a jewelry business run by the the artist's family.


3. Pigeon Toe Ceramics Disc Chimes, $78

Available in a variety of soft, dreamy hues, each of these wind chimes is made out of 10 hand-thrown ceramic discs hung from a deerskin lace cord.


4. CB2 Trent Wind Chime, $34.95

This white wind chime is accented by one black cone — perfect for any black and white-theme home.


5. Corie Humble Santa Lucia Mobile, $355

Austin-based Corie Humble sources brass for her dreamy mobiles from Chile's Atacama Desert.


6. The Great Lakes Goods Face Mobile, $130

Brooklyn artist Rose Lazar says her mystical mobiles "start with an inspired phrase, memory, or sentiment and [are] transformed into a drawing, printed by hand and constructed by hand."


7. ElectricSunCreatives Geometric Brass Mobile, $198

Sacramento-based artist Sarah Perez makes kinetic mobiles out of brass sheets cut into various shapes that she assembles together on instinct.


8. FellowsMobiles Rain Mobile, $398.21

How lovely is this handmade wood and brass mobile from Etsy?

9. IntheMakingMade Abstract Geometric Mobile, $205.54

Brightly colored acrylic shapes balance the brass elements of this modern mobile from Etsy.

10. Or, DIY it!

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If you're not willing to shell out the big bucks, you can easily make your own mobile at home. In fact, we can break it down for you right here.