Friday, February 29, 2008

Moby Dick Tatting Shuttle and Harpoon Picot Hook



It’s a whale of a shuttle ! Moby is carved from bone and is 3 ½ inches long. As an added treat, Dave has included a 5 inch bone picot hook that he carved in the shape of a whalers harpoon.

Unfortunately, Dave has a "copycat" on Ebay who is trying to duplicate his work, so a statement of copyright protection was added to this piece. Dave spent many hours planning and executing this Moby Dick shuttle and picot hook, so it would be a shame for this person to profit from Dave's hard work.

If you would like to view this item that is currently up for auction on Ebay, please click on the link below.

Moby Dick Tatting Shuttle and Picot Hook on Ebay.com

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Unfinished Tatting Knotting Shuttle


Here's another new handmade fiber art tool for our "Grizzly Mountain Cache" Etsy shop!

Dave made these wood knotting shuttles and left them unfinished so you can decorate them yourself! These large 5"x 1 5/8" knotting shuttles were used in the Victorian era to make strands of knotted rope that would then be sewn onto embroidery pieces. They were such a status symbol that the ladies would carry them around as a fashion accessory!

If you would like to view this item in our Etsy supply shop, please click the link below.

Unfinished Tatting Knotting Shuttle at Etsy.com

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Items in our Etsy Shops!

We have just listed some new items in our Etsy.com shops!

In our "GrizzlyMountainArts" shop we have listed two more of the vintage inspired needle minders. One is a beautiful Victorian Lady cameo and the other is a vintage inspired red hisbiscus cameo. Both of these needle minders have a turned piece of East Indian Rosewood that contains the back magnet.


The new listing in our "GrizzlyMountainCache" primitive supply shop is more of the unique seabeans. We use these in our work, but only your imagination can limit their use!


If you would like to view these items, please click on one of the links below.




Hibiscus Cameo Needle Minder on Etsy.com

Victorian Lady Cameo Needle Minder on Etsy.com

Seabeads for Organic Art Projects on Etsy.com

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Space Shuttle Shuttle!


One of Dave's tatting shuttle customers asked him to create a special tatting shuttle to commemorate her daughter's acceptance into the space shuttle program. It turned out so well, and was such an unusual request, that I thought I'd share it with you!

Dave created this one of a kind post tatting shuttle from spalted maple with ancient mammoth ivory inlay. He uses a microscope to do the detailed scrimshaw art.

Cedar Acorn Frig Magnet


This is the second sweet little acorn frig magnet that Dave has made today! He turned it out of a beautiful piece of cedar, then burn-etched the detail on the acorn's cap. This little acorn measures about two inches in length by an inch and a half wide.

We use rare earth magnets in all of our refrigerator magnets which will hold much more than the usual crafting magnet.

This cedar frig magnet is for sale for $7.50 in our Etsy shop. If you would like to view this item, please click the link below.

Cedar Frig Magnet at Etsy.com

Sweet Little Acorn Frig Magnet


Dave just came in from his workshop with this sweet little acorn frig magnet. He turned it out of olive green poplar wood, then burn-etched the detail on the acorn's cap. This little acorn measures just a little over an inch in length by a little over a half inch wide. A strong rare earth magnet has been inlayed in the top.

This little magnet is for sale in our Etsy.com shop for $5.00! If you would like to view this item, please click the link below.

Acorn Frig Magnet at Etsy.com

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oregon Cascades Myrtlewood Tatting Shuttle #3


Made with love on Grizzly Mountain!

This is #3 of our NEW line of signature tatting shuttles! Thank you to our wonderful customers who have been buying our new shuttles almost as fast as we list them! We truly feel blessed to have such loyal patrons.

This 2 5/8 inch post style tatting shuttle was handcrafted from Oregon myrtlewood and has been burn etched with our Oregon Cascade Logo.

This shuttle has been signed and numbered by Dave.

If you would like to view this shuttle, please click the link below to visit our Etsy.com shop.

Oregon Cascades Myrtlewood Tatting Shuttle on Etsy.com

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Celluloid "Glacier Ice" Bobbin Tatting Shuttle


After a short respite from winter, it's back for a while here in central Oregon, so it's only fitting that Dave's next shuttle be named "Glacier Ice". The stunning tatted ice skates were tatted by Margaret Brown. These adorable gems arrived in the mail today! Thank you, Margaret!!

Dave carved this approx 2 1/2 inch "GLACIER ICE" celluloid bobbin tatting shuttle to bring out the beautiful patterns within. No two can come out the same. Change the angle of the light and you get pearly ice with blue threads through the shuttle. The bobbin is a common Singer which can be bought in packs of 4 at WalMart or similar store with sewing supplies. The drag on the bobbin can be adjusted with the brass screw axle to keep it from free wheeling. It has a #14 steel picot hook inset in the nose. It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

This tatting shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay. If you would like to view this auction, please click the link below.

Celluloid "Glacier Ice" Tatting Shuttle on Ebay.com

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fossil Ivory and Turquoise Earrings


Made with love on Grizzly Mountain!

Jo made these 2" drop earrings that feature fossil ivory rounds as the focal component. Turquoise, bone and old African copper beads are used, as are copper ear wires.

These earrings are for sale in our Etsy.com shop. If you would like to view these earrings, please click the link below.

Fossil Ivory and Turquoise Earrings at Etsy.com

Thursday, February 21, 2008

GMA Signature Tatting Shuttle #2


Dave has just finished the second tatting shuttle of our new Grizzly Mountain Arts signature line, "Oregon Cascades", that was designed exclusively for our Etsy.com shop.

This 2 5/8 inch post style tatting shuttle was handcrafted from Oregon myrtlewood and has been burn etched with our Oregon Cascade logo. This shuttle has been signed and numbered by Dave.

While Dave will continue to make different tatting shuttles out of a variety of materials, GMA has selected Oregon Myrtlewood with Oregon Cascade logo for its sequence numbered signature tatting shuttles. What else could be more fitting than a tatting shuttle made in Oregon on Grizzly Mountain out of famous Oregon Myrtlewood?

If you would like to view or purchase this shuttle, please click the link below.

Oregon Cascades Myrtlewood Tatting Shuttle at Etsy.com

New Etsy Signature Tatting Shuttle



This is #1 of our NEW line of signature tatting shuttles!

Dave is a recognized tatting shuttle maker in the lace making world and I finally got him to design a line EXCLUSIVELY for our Etsy shop!

This 2 5/8 inch post style tatting shuttle was handcrafted from Oregon myrtlewood and has been burn etched with our Oregon Cascade Logo and the number "1".

One of Dave’s shuttle collectors has already reserved this one, (Thanks, Diane!!) but number two will shortly follow.

If you would like to view this shuttle, please click the link below.


Grizzly Mountain Arts Premier Etsy Tatting Shuttle

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fish or Ostrich?



I've been busy adding new items to our new Grizzly Mountain Cache Etsy shop.

Two of the newest additions are the fish vertebrae and the ostrich shell beads shown.

If you like organic/primitive supplies, be sure and check out our new supply shop.

Grizzly Mountain Cache Primitive Supplies

Monday, February 18, 2008

Thanks, Grandpa Archibald!



GrizzlyMountainCache.etsy.com!!

We opened our second Etsy.com shop today! We'd been thinking about it for some time, and thought there was no better time than the present.

Most of the items in this shop will consist of an eclectic mix of Jo's handmade ceramic pendants, ancient ivory--fossil walrus and fossil mammoth shards, African Krobo beads and many other organic supplies. There's not a lot there now, but we'll be adding to it in the future.

And if you were wondering why I'm thanking good ole Grandpa Archibald, he's the "primitive" looking gentleman in our new avatar. Archibald, was the Chief of the Yowani Choctaw Band of East Texas Indians back in the 1800's.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Two New Additions



Our latest two vintage inspired cameo needle minders are, in my opinion, some of the prettiest! One is a whimsical fairy and flower, and the other a Victorian lady with a vine motif. Both have a turned piece of ebony as it's minder.

These needle minders are currently for sale in our Etsy.com shop for $10. If you would like to view these items, please click the link below.

Grizzly Mountain Arts Fiber Art Tools on Etsy.com

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hand Crafted Wood Lace Making Bobbin



Dave made this 4 ½ inch Continental style lace bobbin out of Rosewood, recycled carved mammoth ivory and pearlized celluloid accent rings. Dave recycles some of the fine ivory dust left over from making carvings by mixing it with resin and casting it into blocks that he can turn on his lathe. This bobbin is drilled for a spangle and initialed and dated by Dave.

This bobbin is currently up for auction on Ebay.com. If you would like to view this item, please click on the link below.

Hand Crafted Wood Lace Bobbin

Candy Apple Celluloid Tatting Shuttle



Dave carved this 2 1/2 inch side tatting shuttle from Candy Apple red celluloid to bring out the beautiful patterns within. No two can come out the same. Change the angle of the light and you get deep red and pearly shimmers accented with a threading design through the shuttle.

It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

This tatting shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay.com. Please click the link below if you would like to view this item.

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle Ebay Auction

Friday, February 15, 2008

Ceramic Needle Keeper


Our ceramic needle keepers are completely handmade by us! This needle keeper has a leaf motif carved on the top. It has been glazed with a cheerful grape colored glaze. The pins shown in the photo are for display purposes only.

This yummy grape needle keeper is currently for sale in our Etsy.com shop. If you would like to view this item, please click the link below.

Ceramic Needle Keeper on Etsy.com

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Scrimshaw Ancient Ivory Needle Holder Ring



Since we're still in our needle minder frenzy, we thought we'd try and make a piece that was both functional as a ring and fiber art tool. We recently bought some beautiful vintage adjustable brass rings (thanks, EpochBeads!) and thought they would be perfect for this project.

Dave has scrim'd a graceful dragonfly on a beautiful piece of ancient mammoth ivory. Hidden underneath, is a powerful rare earth magnet on which you can park your needle! When you're not sewing, it is still beautiful enough to wear as jewelry!

This ring is currently up for auction on Ebay.com. If you would like to view this auction, please click the link below.

Scrimshaw Ancient Ivory Needle Holder Ring Ebay Auction

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Two More Needle Minders!



We've just added two more needle minders to our Etsy shop! The most recent additions feature more of the gorgeous vintage inspired cameos. One is of the "Three Muses", and the other has a red hibiscus on black motif. Both of these feature the hand turned wooden backs as all of our other needle minders.

If you would like to read more about these needle minders, please click the link below to visit the "Fiber Art Tools" section of our Etsy.com shop. You can also find them by clicking on the Etsy "mini" on the right side of our blog page.

Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy.com Fiber Art Tools

Back, by Popular Demand!


Dave just finished another of the vintage rose button needle minders. The first one sold after being in our Etsy shop for only a few hours, and the second one was sold before we could even list it! (Thanks, Diane!).

This gorgeous little needle minder is made from a vintage rose button. We drilled a recess in the back of the button and inlayed a rare earth magnet inside. Dave inlayed another rare earth magnet into a beautiful piece of dymondwood that he turned on the lath. Together, these beauties will "mind" your needle conveniently on your project!

Just like the previous minders, this little beauty is currently for sale in our Etsy.com shop for $7.50. If you would like to view the listing, please click the link below.

Vintage Rose Button Needle Minder

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Needle Minders Added to Our Etsy Shop!





We made these beautiful cameo needle minders from gorgeous vintage inspired resin cameos. Some we suspect are indeed vintage, but as we cannot prove that, we don't feel it would be appropriate to call them true vintage pieces.

A rare earth magnet has been inlayed on the back of each cameo. Dave inlayed another rare earth magnet into beautiful pieces of ebony wood that he turned on the lathe. Together, these beauties will "mind" your needle conveniently on your project!

Please click the link below to view our needle minders currently for sale in our Etsy shop.

Grizzly Mountain Arts Needle Minders at Etsy.com

Friday, February 08, 2008

Vintage Rose Button Needle Minder




Dave and I have been trying to come up with a line of lower priced fiber art tools to sell in our Etsy.com shop. Knowing the popularity of all things vintage, we thought we would combine the two!

We made this delicate little rose needle minder from a gorgeous vintage button. We drilled a recess in the back of the button and inlayed a rare earth magnet inside.

Dave inlayed another rare earth magnet into a beautiful piece of dymondwood that he turned on the lath. Together, these beauties will "mind" your needle conveniently on your project!

This needle minder is for sale at our Etsy.com shop for $7.50. If you would like to view this item, please click the link below.

Vintage Rose Button Needle Minder at Etsy.com

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Dreams of Newport--The Sandy One


This is a "sandy" version of my previous ceramic starfish pendant. This pendant measures about 2 1/2" in diameter and hangs from a faux suede cord.

This pendant is currently for sale in our Etsy shop for $10. Please click the link below to visit this item in our shop.

Dreams of Newport