Monday, January 21, 2008

Carved Seaheart Magnetic Sewing Tool Holder




Dave made this carved needle/tool holder from a seaheart (sea bean) and rosewood. This holder is extra strong and has a 1 inch Rare Earth magnet hidden within and a second 1/2 inch magnet inset in the back holding piece. It is strong holding, but yet easily comes apart with the easy grip back piece, no tugging! It is approx 2 inch across. This might be a little large for the smaller needle work pieces, but I had a rug maker ask me about making one strong enough to hold her scissors. This one will do the job! It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker. This item is currently up for auction on Ebay .com. If you would like to see more about this item, please click on the link below to go to the auction.

Seahearts are "sea beans" that grow in the tropics and fall into the rivers and streams ending up in the ocean where they float around the world. The pod or otter shell is very strong and Dave cuts them in half, removing the dried bean part so that he can carve them and seal the magnet within.

Carved Seaheart Magnetic Sewing Tool Holder