: Knotting on the Noise Making Cowrie Shells Shekere Beads :
Next we need a hole in the gourd. This lets us pour out the seeds and fluffy stuff, and also, theoretically, gives us more sound by making the gourd's inside a resonation chamber. I used the rotogravure nib for my dremel tool so I could practice using it. I will try rotogravure on some upcoming gourd projects.
I went back to the top and bottom rings, the ones which hold the shell beads together. I added a half hitch twist macrame cover to the bare supporting strands on the rings.
Somewhere during the half hitches it was noticed that we were not feeding the ancestors. We set up the modular ancestor feeding station and called the ancestors to come and share.
Then both Ikey and Precious the dog pointed out we had spent too little time banging on the voodoo drums. That made it much better for the Winter Solstice. Yule. We have executed the ceremonial evergreen tree and it stands in our living room, a symbol of the season of blood and our reliance on it.