My intention in doing this work is to create legacy tools...ones that you or the person they are intended for will want to will keep forever and pass on to loved ones. They can be for a specific modality, or multipurpose, which is usually how they come alive anyways, but always with the intention to hold you in your work/life in all ways - honoring the past, supporting, expanding and intimating the present to bring you into the future as you and your ancestors would dream it and beyond.
Option 1: Comprehensive Custom
We start with a scheduled phone call - I will ask you some comprehensive intake questions regarding your practice and the intention for the rattle...this will include however much of your story (personal, ancestral, livelihood...all woven together) you would like to share! We will talk about how you envision using the rattle, deeper intentions, specific needs, any do's and don'ts or preferences such as size, hide type, colors, etc. I can answer any questions you may have for me, and once it feels like we are in a good place, I then ask for your permission to do the work. I keep all my written notes from our conversation on my active altar (in an envelope/box for privacy) throughout the remainder of the process. HIPAA X 1000.
In the following days, I then do an intense prayer session with my guides and yours (one of the permissions) to find out everything about the rattle - the basic design, the medicine inside and outside and the purpose behind them...if you opt for color and/or some type of image, I draw it up and start gathering the medicine. I can send you the mockup if you like, or we can keep it a surprise.
Then, when the time is right, I go to work! I prepare, cut and sew the rattle all while holding your intentions...this always brings forward information as the work happens, and I write that all down and give it to you with the completed rattle. I would say a generous guesstimate is 4 weeks from whenever we have our phone call, if you decide it is a go. That gives me ample time to source the right hide (I hand pick it), any medicines needed for the hide presoak and for the bano, and it lets the whole process be framed in a restorative way.
$450 plus shipping- $200 deposit upon intake phone call, $250 upon completion
Option 2: Reproduction
Sometimes, you just know what you like! If you there is something you have seen on my current IG that has sold but you would love to have, I can remake it! I am happy to make small changes, such as change a color or tweek the size a bit. If you would like to send a note of handwritten intentions for me to place under the hide soak, or a bag of herbs or some particular stones you would like to add to the soak, you are welcome to do so. Price will vary depending on the complexity of the rattle, but most current ones are $300.
$200 - $400 total plus shipping - 50% deposit, remaining due upon completion
My prices reflect the amount of time, attention, and experience, both as a craftsperson and as a shamanic practitioner, that I weave into each rattle. And, I understand the importance of having different price points: not all rattles are meant to be sold at one price point, and some rattles aren't even to be sold at all. I sometimes have rattles that I produce that are made as demos for a new technique that I am happy to sell at a reduced price or pay-what-you-can. You can always ask if any are available. I will also be doing periodic runs of rattles in a range of prices, from $10 - $100, or $110-$200, etc., with an occasional run of pay-what-you-can rattles. Follow me on IG or FB for the quickest notifications.