Chimes? Use music wire...
No kidding. ASTM A228. Usually used for making springs. Be careful how you work or apply it though, as it begins to anneal above 250°F.
Chimes can be straight or curled, depending on the space available in the clock case. Curling may also change the tone or timbre.
Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~
Theory & Practice-
Theory is when you know something but it doesn't work.
Practice is when something works but you don't know why.
It it dangerous to combine Theory & Practice;
nothing works and you don't know why.