Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rampant Lion Tatting Shuttle

Made with love on Grizzly Mountain!

This is a very classicly styled shuttle!  Dave made this 2 3/8  inch tatting shuttle from stabilized Walnut.  Stabilized walnut is hardened by soaking in resin under high pressure making it very hard, dense and moisture resistant.  He has also inset a fine silver Rampant Lion crest.  JoAnna makes these solid silver discs with precious silver metal clay.  She made a push mold of a vintage Rampant Lion button,which she can then press silver clay into.  It is then fired in a kiln at 1600 degrees burning away the organic clay binders and fusing together the silver particles in to 99.99 % pure fine silver.

If you would like to view additional photos of this tatting shuttle, please visit the eBay auction for this item.