Wind chimes are being used in recent items as home decor items that are believed to be good luck charms. But how did the practice of using wind chimes come into being, and why? What did the first wind chime ever look like? We’ve got the answer to all these interesting questions so you can satisfy your curiosity. Wind chimes dated back to 3000 BC China and were originally constructed of clay, bone, or shell. Modern versions, constructed of metal and designed to produce distinct sounds, first appeared around 1100 BC. They eventually spread to the Dutch and Japan before touching the rest of the world. South East Asia is considered to be the birthplace of the practice of making and using wind chimes.