Saturday, April 19, 2008

Ebony and Fine Silver Drop Tatting Shuttle

Dave carved this 3 inch drop shuttle from exotic African Ebony wood. Jo makes the fine silver filigree inlay discs using Precious Metal Clay. She molds the metal clay and then kiln fires it to 1650 degrees. The organic clay binder burns away melting the fine silver particles into 99.9% pure silver. Dave carved a round recess into the shuttle and inset the silver disc to a near flush level. It is initialed and dated by Dave.

This shuttle is currently up for auction on