Saturday, January 31, 2009

Embroidery Buffalo Bone and Rosewood Laying Tool Stiletto or Hair Stick

Dave has handcrafted this laying tool, which can also be used as a hair stick, from buffalo bone with a Honduras Rosewood finial. This beautiful tool is 5 ¾ inches long and has been initialed by Dave, the maker.

Friday, January 30, 2009

We've Been Featured!

It's always so exciting to find out one of your items has been featured in a treasury on Etsy!    Today, we found our "Graceful Beauty" cameo needle minder included in one!

Campo di Fiore, who makes beautiful cold processed handmade soaps in the Castile region of Spain, curated this gorgeous collection of some of their favorite items found on Etsy. 

Please take a few minutes and visit their Etsy shop and blog to see their beautiful soaps!

Here We Go Again!!!

This is getting ridiculous!

We've been slammed yet again by a fraudulent telecommunications company through Qwest. this time, it is from "ESBI ETS" who charged our telephone bill $14.95 for a residential email service we do not use (Last time, it was "Orbit Telecom" that tried to charge the same amount for an voice mail service we do not use). The last time Qwest allowed this to happen, we spent nearly two hours on the phone trying to get this remedied. At the time, we were allowing Qwest to auto-debit our bank account, which we immediately stopped. Since this is the third time we have had this happen, we can only come to the conclusion that this deceptive practice is accepted by Qwest.

After doing a Google search for this company, I found that many other people are experiencing the same thing on their phone bills. I also found a great link where you can report these types of fraudulent companies online via the FCC.

Double check your latest phone bill and look for a charge from "Orbit Telecom" or "ESBI ETS"! Ours was listed under "Enhanced Telecommunications Services".

Oh, and if the Qwest corporate office happens to have a Google alert set for any online occurances of it's name being mentioned and is reading this, here's a little heads-up for you--We are reporting you to the FCC.....again! We expect a higher level of professionalism from our utility providers than this!

Use this link to reach the online complaint form for the FCC:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pyro-Art Figured Maple Lace Tatting Shuttle

Dave has hand crafted this 2 ½ inch tatting shuttle out of Figured Maple wood.  He has also burn etched a butterfly motif by hand on one side. This tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Personalized Scrimshaw Lace Tatting Shuttle

Dave has hand crafted this 3 inch lace tatting shuttle out of Honduras Rosewood. On one side, he will scrimshaw your personal initial (only one initial please). The reverse side has been inlayed with a mother of pearl diamond.  This one-of-a-kind tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.  More photos of this tatting shuttle can be found here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Oregon Myrtlewood and Pine Needle Work Basket Set

Dave has made a very unique tatting shuttle and basket set! The 2 5/8 shuttle is made from Oregon Myrtlewood and he has hand stitched the basket using Oregon ponderosa pine needles, both depicting a Cascade Mountain motif. The work basket is 5 x 6 inch oval and 3 inches high. It has an oak oval in the bottom and a walnut lid center piece. Each has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

If you would like to see more of Dave's baskets, please visit his new shop on 1000markets!

Friday, January 16, 2009

GMA Now on!

Grizzly Mountain Arts Now On!

I have finally convinced Dave to open a shop on!  I have had one there for a while now for my ceramic jewelry, but knew Dave's coiled pine needle baskets would be perfect for the site.  

While I love making the coiled baskets, my hands won't cooperate these days and boy, has Dave ever taken up the slack!   He has put our large stash of Ponderosa pine needles to good use, creating some outstanding pieces.  

Dave's baskets incorporate some of my ceramic centerpieces, pyrography on wood and fossil ivory with scrimshaw. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Antiqued Golden" Celluloid Lace Bobbin Tatting Shuttle

Dave has hand crafted this 2 ½ inch lace bobbin tatting shuttle out of "Antiqued Golden" celluloid. It has a #14 steel crochet hook inset in the nose. The removable bobbin is a Singer Class 66 plastic bobbin available in a 4 pack at Walmart or other sewing supply store. The tension on the bobbin is adjustable with the axel screw to prevent it from free wheeling. This bobbin shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

Please click here to view more photos of this shuttle.

Buffalo Bone and Celluloid Crochet Hook Size E 3.50

Dave made this hook from Buffalo bone and red/black swirl celluloid. It is a US size E (3.50 mm) and is 6 ½ inches long. This hook has been initialed by Dave, the maker. Please click here to view another photo of this shuttle.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Upcycled Lace Tatting Shuttle

Sometime back we fitted new wooden blinds in our house and we ended up with slats left over. Since we often like to “re-purpose” things we find, Dave made some lightweight tatting shuttles out of the extra blinds. These shuttles are 3 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide and 1/8 inch thick. Each has been adorned with the Grizzly Mountain logo using pyrography (burn etching) and has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

Dave has made several of these upcycled tatting shuttles. One is currently up for auction on Ebay, and the others can be purchased from our shop.

Worldwide shipping is FREE for this item and a gift box is included!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Celtic Good Day, Bad Day Scrimshaw Ogham Pendant

Everybody has their "GOOD DAYS" and also their "BAD DAYS". Now you can express your moods quietly in Irish Gaelic written in the ancient Ogham Tree Alphabet.

Dave has created this unique reversible carved bone ogham pendant just for those occasions! When you're in a good mood, you can wear the side out that says "SONAS" in Gaelic, which means "HAPPINESS". When you're in a bad mood (perhaps because of your boss), you can wear the side out that says "Pog Mo Thoin", which in Gaelic means "KISS ME ARSE"! With this unique pendant you can now make a fashion statement while your telling someone to kiss off in ancient ogham!

Ogham is read from the bottom up when written in the vertical and sometimes a symbol such as an X or arrow might be used to indicate the starting point at the bottom. To help you quickly distinguish which side to wear, Dave as used a symbol at the bottom of each ogham--an "up turned curve" symbol to indicate a smile, and on the reverse side a "down turned curve" symbol, for a frown.

This bone pendant hangs from a Hill Tribe silver jump ring and 30" black satin cord. The cord is easily removable if you have a favorite chain you prefer to use. A gift box is included with your purchase.

We hope you have many good days filled with Irish blessings, but on the days you don't.....well, you know ;)

Friday, January 02, 2009

Carved Buffalo Bone Tatting Shuttle

Made with love on Grizzly Mountain!


Dave hand crafted this 2 5/8 inch tatting shuttle out of Buffalo bone. It has been adorned with a delicate floral motif. This tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

Please visit the Ebay auction for this item to view an additional photo.