Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Rosewood and Fine Silver Tatting Shuttle

Dave hand carved this 3 inch shuttle from Honduras Rosewood. JoAnna 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 then 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 tatting shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay, with a starting bid of 99 cents!