I can't exactly get a picture of me using the singing bowl. I hold it with my left hand on the bottom of the bowl and then use my right hand to run the stick around the outside of the bowl. This bowl may not be much to look at, but it has always had a great sound to it. I picked it for the sound tone and not for the appearance. Each bowl is hand made and so each bowl sounds different and has a different tone. Bought it in a Tibetan shop in Uptown in Minneapolis about 16 years ago.
My chime is a very high, hurt-your-ears chime. Actually bought this one online. I like it but have to strike it gently. It is better to be able to hear these kind of items before you purchase them--obviously.
The Tibetan Ting Shaws I also picked for sound. Dagan bought them for me years ago in Minneapolis at a shop down by Lake Harriet. I have no idea what the symbols/characters mean on them. They had plain ones, ones with dragons on, and ones with symbols on. These just had the best sound--to my ear, anyways.