Sunday, February 22, 2009

Finished/Turtle Shell Rattle

Finished Turtle Shell Rattle

Close up of Beading

Close up Underside

I have finally finished all the beading on the handle of the Turtle Shell Rattle and have now attached the Turtle Shell to the handle to complete it.

I used some Traditional items in the closed shell to make it rattle, this consisted of Red Indian Corn, that I had grown some years ago and saved.

The Shell is attached to the handle in a somewhat different way than the norm as I drilled through the shell and handle and then inserted two 3/16" wood dowels to make a firm attachment as I didn't want to cover anymore of the beautiful shell than I had to with the normal way of attaching a shell with rawhide strips.

The Handle consists of 8 1/2 " of beading, with 12 strips of white deer hide trailers attached.

I finished the beading in the last few days while re cooperating by working only about two hours at a time and then coming in to rest a few hours and then going back to it again till today when I
finally got it all finished.
The Shell is closed with Tanned Deer hide both front and back to retain the material to make the Rattle sound.

As usual you should be able to click on each photograph to enlarge it for a better view.

I hope to be back to a somewhat resemblance to Normal soon, but it will take time for the Heart to gain strength again and allow me to resume my activitys.

Thank all of you who stopped by and wished me well and those of you who Emailed me wishing healing.


Julie said...

I love it. I can't believe you got all the beading done so soon. It simply turned out so beautifully. I am glad your recovery and feeling better.


this turned out great,you have a good talent!!

Elisabeth said...

Very did good (again). Is good having you home again.

Light and Voices said...

You were missed! Impressed by your beadwork and photographs.

Rebecca Anne said...

It's beautiful! I'm so glad I got to see it from it's humble beginnings to this point. Creativity is just as marvelous to watch through the process as it is to see the final result.
I do hope you continue to feel better and better~

Judith HeartSong said...

It is gorgeous. Please take good care of yourself.