Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Bingorage "Art Giveaway" rattle.

My winners of the Second Bingorage Art Giveaway were drawn in November, 2005. It was at this time that my mother became ill and the prizes were put on the back-burner. Here is a pic series on the making of the Giveaway Rattle. I may add some beadwork to the rattle; if I do, there will be an update.

The materials used are deer rawhide (Presumably Whitetailed - deer), Whitetail deer antler, nylon thread, #10 glover's needle, sand to 'inflate' the rattle-head as it dries and glass beads for the rattle-noise.


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Rawhide rattle - making



Rawhide rattle - making



Rawhide rattle - making



Rawhide rattle - making



Rawhide rattle - making



Rawhide rattle - making
When stititching is nearly complete -with a portion of the neck left unfinished, in order to attach it later- it is turned inside out, using a blunt and rounded stick/brush handle (to avoid ripping thread or distorting seams).



Rawhide rattle - making
A makeshift funnel of paper is used to fill the rattle-head with sifted sand. It is then 'tamped' with the handle of a large brush.



Rawhide rattle - making



Rawhide rattle - making
Before the rawhide could be stretched over the rattle handle, the antler had to be filed to a narrower size.




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1 comment:

JLB said...

Gorgeous work Eric! I bet it sounds beautiful!