Saturday, September 17, 2016
Dave has carved this beautiful 2 1/2" post tatting shuttle from fossil mammoth ivory. He has handcarved a rose motif into one side. You can find this unique tatting shuttle in our Big Cartel online store. You can also reach our Big Cartel shop by clicking the "GMA on Big Cartel" link above this post. Thanks for looking!
Monday, August 29, 2016
If you are a recent customer of Grizzly Mountain Arts, you have seen Dave's new Celtic style tatting shuttles. He is making them from beautifully colored Spectra-Ply, as seen in the photo above. We currently sell all of our wooden fiber art tools in our online Etsy shop, but they do sell out quickly.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
These beautiful 1 3/4" fossil mammoth ivory feathers, now for sale in our Big Cartel shop, were carved by Dave. Both sides of the feathers have been carved and can be seen in the photos. Jo has hung the feathers from 18 gauge sterling silver ear wires complemented by turquoise and Hill Tribe silver. The overall length of these unique earrings is 3 1/4". A gift box is included with your order.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
It's been awhile since we have had any fossil ivory jewelry for sale. We used to sell it at art shows here in Central Oregon and on Etsy, but now we are selling it exclusively in our Big Cartel store. We will be adding more pieces in the future.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Just when we thought we had found the last stash of ceramic pendants, we found some more! In this latest stash there are several of our original Celtic Druid's Egg© pendants, one of our original design Buckquoy Blessing Stone© pendants and one remaining Norse rune pendant. These will be the last earthenware pendants I will have for sale as I am no longer making these. You can view the pendants currently for sale by visiting our Etsy shop. For our newer customers, I used to sell my earthenware pendants on Etsy as "Good Dirt Jewelry", but I decided several years ago to combine my shop with Dave's.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Three new tatting tools were recently listed for sale in our Etsy shop. The Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttle© was crafted by Dave from maple and walnut, and the #12 1mm picot hook and Brass Picot Gauge Set© are also maple.
The Brass Picot Gauge Set© and Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttle© are Grizzly Mountain Arts original designs.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
These new fiber tools were just listed for sale in our Etsy shop. The French spool knitter was crafted by Dave from birdseye maple, and the nalbinding needle he crafted from dyed swordfish bill.
Monday, April 04, 2016
It's been awhile since we listed new fossil mammoth ivory nalbinding needles for sale. These beautifully crafted tools can now be found in our Big Cartel shop. We will be selling all of our fossil ivory items in this shop exclusively, so be sure and check in often to see what other fiber tools Dave has been making. You will find a handy tab at the top of this post that will take you directly to our Big Cartel shop. Thanks for checking it out!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
We will have an update to our Etsy shop tomorrow, Monday, at 2pm Pacific time that will include a carved moose antler spindle, four alternative ivory spindles and an acorn spindle. If our unreliable internet goes down we will post the new spindles as soon as possible. We are trying to get some last minute camping, fishing and other fun things like house painting done before winter arrives and this just works best for us. Until further notice, we will only be posting new items on Mondays.
Monday, August 17, 2015
These three support spindles are Dave's latest handspinning tools. They each feature an alternative ivory whorl that has been intricately carved with one of his signature motifs. The wood used for the shaft of each support spindle is katalox. These spindles have already been sold in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop, but if you are interested in buying one, please join our Facebook group or our Ravelry group for updates on upcoming listings.
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Dave has specially designed this "Handi-Wind" tatting shuttle with a screw-in finger hold that aides in loading the shuttle without slipping out of your hand. It is particularly useful for tatters with arthritis and those who just have "all thumbs". To help keep track of the handle, Dave has added an eye and jump ring so it can be worn around the neck with a cord or ribbon.
This shuttle is 2 3/8 inches long and was handcrafted out of red leaf curly maple, and the handle is walnut. Dave has adorned one side of this shuttle with a pyrographed oak leaf and acorn.
The Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttle©
The 1 3/8 inch whorl of this Tibetan style support spindle was crafted from Brazilian ebony. The 9 1/2 inch shaft and tip have been crafted from jatoba. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 1.1 oz. (30 grams).
When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle. In addition, he further spin balances each spindle by embedding a counterweight, when needed, in the whorl.