Scottish Drummer Earrings
The drummers in a Scottish pipe band are also important. The drums traditionally are made from knitted Kevlar, which provides a lot of tension and a crisp, loud noise. Drummers are expected to play complicated rhythms in time with the bagpipers. Usually, a lead drummer creates the general beat and the section is expected to follow in response.
Each item begins as a piece of sheet metal, copper, bronze, brass or nickel. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina may be applied or it may be hand painted with dye oxide. A clear polymer coating is applied