Suze from Australia writes:
This is my response for how to use up the little ‘not much use for’ acrylic left over bits when unpacking Wild Gears.
it’s my first rain stick and I am quite happy with it. The acrylic pieces work really well, much lighter than seeds/pebbles.
I will make another one and will use more internal sticks and hopefully the acrylic will fall much slower.
A rainstick is an Australian Aboriginal percussion instrument that sounds like rain when you turn it one way or the other. Traditionally, it’s made from a dried cactus stick, with the thorns removed, turned around and pounded into the stick. The seeds, beans or pebbles inside knock against the thorns as they fall, making a tinkling sound.