Assignment: Make a working musical instrument. It doesn't have to look, sound or work like any existing musical instruments.
Materials: A Devil's Claw pod from Tucson, courtesy of my bro-in-law Rick, acrylics, beads, wire and a bit of hot glue.
Inspiration: I've always loved these amazing seed pods - Rick had a bumper crop of them this year and I managed to bring two home on the plane completely intact. I wanted to maintain the primitive mask look of them and thought a single bell would be sufficient to summon any necessary demons.
This is what the dried pods look like naturally:
And here is one afterwards...