These Faery Tambourines are made in much the same way I make my drums. Either you can direct the making - specify what kind of hide, handle, bells, feathers, ribbons etc you would like. Or you can ask me to work in partnership with those I am learning to call The Keepers of The Land, the Fae, to create a Tambourine for you.
At the moment I am making two sizes - 10" or 12", they are 1.5" deep and have either a wooden or antler handle at the back. The hide is attached to the wooden frame with either glue or staples depending on the design and the bells are hung on a metal line behind the handle, or with fabric around the edge of the outside (or both!) .
Prices: These vary depending on the complexity of the design, for the one in the top row of pictures below - which has a goat hide face, one row of bells and a forked stick handle the price would be £250.00. The price is the same for the Downside Up one at the bottom.
For the one in the second row of pictures (the first three of the second row) which has a deer hide face, stones around the edge under the face, braiding around the back of the edge, two rows of bells, feathers, ribbons and a forked stick handle the price would be £310.
Beautiful Goat hide face
Forked stick and large golden bells with feather and leather details.
Decorated with Ivy and ribbons
Stones under the hide make a beautifully shaped outline. If you'd like this the hide must be deer not goat.
Brass bells and forked stick on the back of this 10" tambourine.
Ribbons, feathers and felted leaf hangings decorate the back of this tambourine.
The ribbons can be as ott as you like (or very discrete) and any or many colours.
Downside up and upside down the Fey play. This has a beautifully light stick and fine deer hide face - not many bells or other decorations - and so weighs almost nothing.
Perhaps you'd like to make your own?
Faery Tambourine Retreats take place over three days and are open to three people at a time. We work deeply with THEM - The Fae Folk - and create a Faery Tambourine as we go. As yet I have no dates for 2020 these, but if you would like to attend, please register your interest by sending me an e-mail.
Wild blessings, all-ways.
Three Faery Tambourines drying on the airer (the fire isn't lit) they look like strange flying jellyfish.
The process of making is many stepped.
Witches Three with their Faery Tambourines
Goat hide with an antler handle - the energy of Pan is very present here
A closer look
The moon face of the tambourine - it's not be usual to paint these, but you can if you'd like to