Lambright Country Chimes
“A gentle breeze and a Lambright Country Chime create a festival for the ears”
For 20 years, Lambright Country Chimes, LLC in Shipshewana, IN has provided individually handcrafted wind chimes that are meant to be enjoyed year-round! We have expanded to 40 unique sounds in a variety of beautiful colors for the ultimate addition to any home or garden.
Our goal is to provide wind chimes of superior quality at a reasonable price, and as a small family-owned and operated shop, we look forward to establishing a personalized relationship with each of our customers for a satisfactory and memorable experience.
A truly unique addition to your home or garden. Visit our shop at 8340 W US 20, Unit #7 and watch our wind chimes being made! Monday through Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm. Tours are welcome!
In the winter of 1998, we bought a bicycle shop and named it “Lambright’s Bicycle Shop” and started selling new bicycles, and servicing any and all brands of bicycles. Meanwhile I had a cousin that was in the aluminum fabrication business. It consisted mainly of manufacturing aluminum parts for his brother who made freezer and refrigerators for the Amish. He also had a side business that made bicycle carts, buggy trailers, new buggy parts, and grocery boxes, all made of aluminum.
Around late 1998 a RV Manufacturer company approached my cousin about manufacturing aluminum trusses for their company. An agreement was reached and he proceeded to make arrangements in his shop to accommodate their aluminum truss business. He bought a semi-truck load of aluminum tubing, and contacted the RV Manufacturer to see how large of an aluminum truss order they wanted to place for their first order. The RV manufacturer then informed my cousin that they no longer were interested in doing aluminum trusses. He then tried to return the aluminum tubing, but the Aluminum Company refused to take back the tubing. So there he was with an expansive load of tubing and not knowing how he was going to pay for it.
A couple of times my cousin approached me and wondered if we shouldn’t try and build recumbent bicycles with the tubing. But that didn’t seem to pan out. Then one day he stopped in with a package and said “You probably never will guess what is in this package. Of course I had no idea, so he opened and had a wind chime in it. He had been at the Shipshewana Flea market one day and saw a stand with nothing but wind chimes in it, and a light bulb went off” This is what I need, and what I’m going to do with my tubing. So he wondered if I would be interested in selling his Wind Chimes in my little bike shop. So I decided to display and sell the wind chimes in my little bicycle shop, which I ended up selling some of the first Lambright Country Chimes. He also took some to the stores in Shipshewana where they sold really well. He also got involved with a vendor that took the chimes all over the country and sold many, many chimes, and he was perhaps one of the biggest factors in the success of the Chimes. From there on out the Wind Chime business just kept growing and growing.
In the meantime, I sold my bicycle shop and took a job in a factory. Then one afternoon in February of 2002, as I arrived home from my job, my cousin was waiting for me. He wanted to know if I would be interested in buying the Wind Chime part of his business. He wanted the business to stay a family business and if he didn’t sell the chime part, or another part of his business, he would have to enlarge the size of his building and hire more employees. The rest, as they say, is history. We decided to buy the business, besides we didn’t have to change the name, because both of the last names are Lambright.
Stop in our showroom & listen to the chimes! The identifying names of each chime will take your imagination from the deep mellow tones of London’s Big Ben to the light tinkling sounds of a country brook. There’s no better way to appreciate the beautiful sounds of our chimes than to visit the very spot where they are individually handmade.
We have 8 series, 31 models and 9 colors to choose from! The Aluminum tubes are powder coated. Powder coating bakes the color onto the aluminum, making it durable and more resistant to weather. It is also UV-resistant to minimize fading in sunlight. Each series of wind chimes is unique in color.
Chime tones are created by different wall thickness of the tubes as well as the length and diameter. Square tube chimes are meant to provide the option of a more unique, contemporary version of the common round tube chimes.
Poly lumber is used for wind chime tops and strikers. This is an unbreakable environmentally friendly material made from recycled milk jugs. Poly lumber will not rot, crack, or chip and is weather resistant. The string used is polyester UV-treated and our one-of-a-kind suspension system further prolongs the life of the string.
UV-treated rubber o-rings are provided for all wind chimes with round tubes. If placed at the very bottom of each tube these act as “bumpers” and will reduce clanging of the tubes.
Personalized Chimes: Engravings are available on the wind catcher.
Shepherd’s Hooks:The largest of the wind chimes can weigh almost 40 pounds, and our shepherd’s hooks are an excellent solution to displaying them in your yard or garden. The hooks can be disassembled for easy transporting.
Our Mission is to manufacture the High Quality produces, and offer the absolute best service, that is available to our very valued customers. Because of this belief our business has been expanding and growing every year since we have owned it. We look forward to another great year, and the new products that we will be introducing.