About Us

Photo of owner artisan Brad and artisan Mike.
Picture First: Brad Cross (Owner/Craftsman) Second: Mike (Craftsman)

Since 1969, Harmony Hollow has enjoyed a reputation for creating superior bronze bells. You could say "Bells Are Us." Our "Vibration Headquarters" reputation stems from two things: superior hand-made bells, and excellent customer service.

Having mastered the art of bell-making, we diversified. Harmony Hollow's garden and landscape designs offer a unique selection, representing the best of what's available in today's marketplace. We have brass and aluminum windchimes, steel triple-tone bells, unique bronze triple-tone bells, single bronze bells, garden stakes, landscape lighting, garment hangers, ornaments, bell mobiles, chime mobiles, and silent mobiles, for people who like the visual aesthetics of mobiles, but not the sound.

Harmony Hollow is a family-owned business, founded in Arizona in 1969 by Jeff Cross, who passed away in 1977. Jeff's founding spirit lives on in Harmony Hollow's new home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, also the home of the University of Michigan.

Just as Harmony Hollow bells and chimes have a distinctive sound, They also have a unique look - virtually all of our bronze bells have seashells cast into their sides. The seashell is a symbol of a vision that Jeff Cross had one day while walking along the beach. Jeff picked up a seashell and held it to his ear, and of course heard the roar of the surf, which Jeff came to think of as the sound of Nature's pulse. When a bronze windbell is hung outside, where the wind gently rocks it, it creates a sound that helps you get back in touch with Mother Nature's pulse.

Jeff's father, Ray Cross, holder of a Master's Degree in metallurgy, had managed the operation of a large magnesium foundry during World War Two, and his experience proved invaluable in helping Jeff to realize his dream of becoming a bell-maker and creating designs for high-quality bells. In time, Jeff achieved success manufacturing world-class bronze bells.