Hand Bell     Id #40, Designed 2008




A Hand Bell is the kind of bell used in playing music, usually with multiple players in a bell choir. Hand bells come tuned in sets. They have a flexible leather or plastic strap for a handle. The clapper is made to ring in only one direction so that only those notes which are played will sound.

This hand bell is a miniature version of the choir bells. It is small enough to be worn. Like all musical hand bells it rings in one direction. The image on the side is my house with the hemlock trees that surrounded it for many years. The sun is beaming down. It is a happy day.