The drum head is made of deer hide. Each of us also got a piece of PVC pipe either larger or small, a key chain, either round or eight-figure, sinew, suede, Olivella shells, and a variety of beads. We punched small holes around the edge of deer hide, sewed it with sinew, and made a cross tie on one side of the pipe. Then Vicky, our teacher and a professional drum maker, drilled two holes on the pipe, one on top and one on bottom. We then strung all our beads, key chain, and shells together with suede, made ties at the end to secure the beads, and a nice drum key chain was done.
|Dr. Huelsbeck holding a pre-made drum key chain. Photo by: Jane Hu|
|Materials. Photo by: Jane Hu|
|We are trying so hard while having a lot of fun. Photo by: Jane Hu|
|The drum key chain I made. Photo by: Jane Hu|