Dragon Head Bell Crotal - pendent





Id #380, Designed 2009

The Dragon Head bell is a wearable crotal. A crotal is like a jingle bell. It has a loose ball that roles freely to make a tone.

This bell was a real challenge. The shape is very complex as a dragon should be, but this does not help for an even wall thickness to make a solid tone. I solved the problem by making the jaw perform this function.



Bell on chord is made of silicon bronze in the rainbow finish.

Left: is a bell in bright antiqued bronze.



Below: a sterling silver bell.