The smaller creature takes it this time, and they both peer at it. The larger one buzzes and searches beneath its cloak (she can catch glimpses of what might be a bag) until it finds a scrap of dark cloth and a red-tinted sphere of crystal, with opaque grey liquid sloshing inside. The smaller one gives the wind chime a few shakes, then starts individually tapping each neighboring pair of pieces of metal together, while the other presses the cloth to the container and twists it, then inverts them until the cloth is damp. The larger one takes the wind chime from the smaller, and begins wiping the wires with the cloth, while the smaller rummages in its bag for some two-legged and long-nosed metal tools, a long strip of cloth with small metal teeth on one end and loops of thin wire, coated with sparkling dust, on the other, and a set of tiny, parabolically-curved discs of copper, each with a hole in the center.
After a few minutes, the larger creature uses a dry piece of cloth to wipe the liquid, along with most of the rust, off of the wires, then hands it to the smaller one, who carefully removes each crystal chime from its wire, then uses the toothed end of the cloth to scrape away a segment of the bottom, occasionally tapping it with a metal tool, then rubs the entire crystal with the looped end of the cloth until it again has a smooth finish. It replaces each crystal on its own wire, but threads a copper disc into each wire first, then uses the long-nosed tools to bend the wire to grip its crystal's upper surface in a tight spiral, and then taps it against each of the other already-finished wires, which occasionally prompts it to remove, cut down, and smooth the crystal before placing it back again.
After around fifteen minutes of this, when all the crystals and their wires have been thus treated, it gives the wind chime another shake. The sound is distinctly musical now, a set of harmonious though vaguely minor clinking chords, accompanied by surprisingly loud clicking noises as the copper discs move up and down the wires.
It holds the modified wind chime out to her.