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gourd rattles

gourd rattles

you can judge the length from the yardstick

these short handle rattles have driftwood handles
the shaker bits are ( a minimum of 1 optical quartz chip, dry stem bits from white sage (California &/or Artemesia)
and pistachio shells

These gourds dried indoors over 18 to 24 months
were dipped in Listerine to help prevent mold & keep some hints of the original coloring
the middle gourd had the outer color skin layer come off in places when I was cleaning it

the sound fairly soft and muted enough for use in locations where noise level is afactor

these are all plain (no collars)
the top rattle is on a white birch stick
the lower 2 are driftwood sticks
the lower 2 have a simple deerskin collar
all the rattles have been sealed with a coating of

Weldbond adhesive- this can be painted with either latex or oil based paints
*these are Not Sweat Lodge safe (prolonged high humidity may make the coating tacky)

(based on personal experience) prolonged High energy/very vigorous shaking may cause the gravel to abrade the inside walls & wear thru any thin spot in the wall
they are fine for general use

plus S&H

for my drum beaters and rattles:
the white birch is mostly from a storm downed tree in Stonington & a few pieces from Groton
Sassafras is from Bozrah, Ct
There is also some Flowering Crab & Pink Forsythia (a shrub)
Occasional Rhododendron & Eponymous

the Black birch is Groton, or Stonington

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gourd rattles

gourd rattles

you can judge the length from the yardstick

these short handle rattles have driftwood handles
the shaker bits are ( a minimum of 1 optical quartz chip, dry stem bits from white sage (California &/or Artemesia)
and washed gravel

These gourds dried indoors over 18 to 24 months
were dipped in Listerine to help prevent mold & keep some hints of the original coloring

the sound is a bit sharper than rice & mellower than glass beads

these are well suited for Indoor & small space use

the top rattle is plain
the lower 2 have a simple deerskin collar
all the rattles have been sealed with a coating of

Weldbond adhesive- this can be painted with either latex or oil based paints
*these are Not Sweat Lodge safe (prolonged high humidity may make the coating tacky)

(based on personal experience) prolonged High energy/very vigorous shaking may cause the gravel to abrade the inside walls & wear thru any thin spot in the wall
they are fine for general use

plus S&H

for my drum beaters and rattles:
the white birch is mostly from a storm downed tree in Stonington & a few pieces from Groton
Sassafras is from Bozrah, Ct
There is also some Flowering Crab & Pink Forsythia (a shrub)
Occasional Rhododendron & Eponymous

the Black birch is Groton, or Stonington

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Y stick Rattles

Y stick Rattles

you can judge the length from the yardstick

the top rattle has steel jingles on steel wire- the jingles are composed of hardware & jewelry bit plus tambourine jingles- the stick is Black Birch $16

the middle rattle has assorted shells on steel wire with Black Birch stick $15

the lower rattle has brass jingles -jewelry parts on brass wire & white birch stick $16

plus S&H

for my drum beaters and rattles:
the white birch is mostly from a storm downed tree in Stonington & a few pieces from Groton
Sassafras is from Bozrah, Ct
There is also some Flowering Crab & Pink Forsythia (a shrub)
Occasional Rhododendron & Eponymous

the Black birch is Groton, or Stonington

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Drum beater assortment 1

Drum beater assortment 1

you can judge the length from the yardstick
the top rust looks like white birch
the top grey is also white birch
the lower grey is saltwater Driftwood (from Groton, Ct)
my standard drum beaters run in price from approx #12. to around $20 depending on how much work
this batch as well as assortments 1 & 3 have a price range up to approx $15 plus S&H

for my drum beaters and rattles:
the white birch is mostly from a storm downed tree in Stonington & a few pieces from Groton
Sassafras is from Bozrah, Ct
There is also some Flowering Crab & Pink Forsythia (a shrub)
Occasional Rhododendron & Eponymous

the Black birch is Groton, or Stonington

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Drum beater assortment 2

Drum beater assortment 2

you can judge the length from the yardstick
top buff is Birch (white maybe),the white is sassafras,
the lower buff is Black Birch
the Gold is White Birch

my standard drum beaters run in price from approx #12. to around $20 depending on how much work
this batch as well as assortments 1 & 3 have a price range up to approx $15 plus S&H

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Drum beater assortment 3

Drum beater assortment 3

you can judge the length from the yardstick
the 2 “green” have a longer head
the one buff has some stains from being on the shelf at an event when we had some rain- still works fine gives it a “rustic” look

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Drfitwood Athames

Drfitwood Athames

I hand carved & sanded these 2 pieces of driftwood
these were collected in Groton, Ct
completely had worked No power tools used
being Beach finds I oiled them with a blend of oils I use when I go to the beach
One is Pine the other is Cedar