Sun and Moon Bell Crotal - pendent

Id #361 designed 2007




The Sun and Moon 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 revisits one of my favorite iconic theme. Fortunately celestial bodies are round. The perfect shape for this kind of bell.
My goal was to portray a confident harmony for these two great opposing forces. I tried many versions of their faces. Some were worth going back in a future design.
The bell itself is a shallow double bowl. Both sides are light and vibrate sympathetically. This bell makes a clear bright sound. The diameter is about the size of a nickel.


Bell on chord and below: are made of bronze in the rainbow finish.

Lower right: is a side view in bright antiqued bronze.