Mississippi State University’s tradition of the cowbell is one of sharing, where a fellow bulldog gives a cowbell as a gift to another. Despite many years of attempts to banish the cowbell from games/competitions, now cowbells are FREE to RING.
I am a Graphic Designer with a passion to paint, particularly in watercolor-media. As a Mississippi State Alumni, what better way to utilize and share my work than to paint miniature paintings on cowbells.
In 2012 “Reaves Ringers” started out of friends’ requests for me to paint their cowbells for MSU football season. Since my last name was Reaves at the time and the alliteration seemed fun and catchy, I chose Reaves Ringers for my Business name. By word of mouth and referrals, now Reaves Ringers has reached MSU fans across the country. My last name has changed to Free, and since Free Ringers would be slightly misleading we will leave the name as Reaves Ringers.
I have a waiting list for custom bells that start at $75 for one-sided paintings, and $100 for two sided designs. I paint these bells because I love to paint, and God has given me the opportunity to do so.
This website is a work in progress so check back to the Gallery to see new additions. I have many older bells that I have done that will be added as I can.
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