Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Walnut, Mammoth Ivory and Silver Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle

I think this is one of Dave's most beautiful pieces! This top whorl silk drop spindle is approximately 9 inches long and weighs 1.4 ounces. This spindle is made from walnut. The whorl has been adorned with a pyrographed leaf motif and accented with ancient mammoth ivory and sterling silver. A brass hook has been inset in the top.