I finally finished the Renulek bell in gold. I will give it to our church hand bell choir director tomorrow. It was really hard to get a good picture that shows off the beautiful gold filament in the thread.
I used a gold bead cap at the top and a small gold jingle bell as the clapper, so it actually rings.
The idea was to make it look as much like an English hand bell as possible, which is brass but looks like gold. That's why I chose gold thread. This is what an English hand bell looks like. I play hand bells at church and tomorrow is our big Christmas program.
The pattern is found here on Renulek's blog and the thread is Altin Basik metallic gold size 50.