Friday, May 29, 2009

Handcrafted Beautiful Burl Wood Tatting Shuttle


This is a 2 ½ inch shuttle Dave made from a couple of pieces of Maple burl he had been holding onto for sometime. He had planned on making knife handles someday but figured he may never get around to that, so...here's a tatting shuttle instead! It is as light as a feather!

Dave usually spends time adding artwork or inlays to his shuttles but this tatting shuttle needs none of that! It is it’s own piece of artwork! Can you use your imagination to find images in it? To me its like looking at the spiral galaxies of planets and nebulas through the Hubble telescope. What can you find?


This tatting shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay, where more photos can also be found.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Handmade Set of 3 Double Ended Crochet Hooks Sizes G-K

This set of hooks may be the only hooks you will ever need! Dave hand crafted this double ended set out of different hard woods to give a quick reference color coding to your favorite hooks. This set covers the most popular sizes for yarn. The Bloodwood hook has sizes G (4.00mm) and G+ (4.50mm), the Purpleheart hook has sizes H (5.00mm) and I (5.50mm) and the Walnut hook has sizes J(6.00mm) and K (6.50). The letter size has been burn etched into the stem for each end. Each hook is approximately 7 1/2 inches long and have a hand rubbed bees wax finish.


This beautiful crochet hook set is currently up for auction on Ebay!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We're Off to Yachats!

You may have noticed many of the items in our Grizzly Mountain Arts and Good Dirt Jewelry Etsy shops have been removed. That's because we're headed to Yachats, Oregon in the morning for the "Crafts on the Coast"-- our first show of the season! We've been busy as bees preparing for this show, so if you find yourself driving along Highway 101 this weekend, stop in the Commons and say "Hi!" :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pink Ivory Owl Tatting Shuttle

Pink Ivory Owl Tatting Shuttle

Dave just finished this commissioned tatting shuttle and I thought it was too gorgeous not to share with everyone :) This intricately carved pink ivory wood shuttle features a wise old owl sitting in a pine tree. The length of this piece is 3 1/2 inches.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ice Blue Acrylic Lace Tatting Shuttle


Summer is almost here! Keep your hands feeling cool (well, maybe mentally) with this cool looking shuttle.


Dave handcrafted this 2 3/8 inch shuttle out of icy blue acrylic. The thread slits are narrow for finer threads. This stunning tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave and is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Birdseye Maple Crochet Hook Size H, 5.00 mm


Dave handcrafted this crochet hook out of Birdseye Maple and Paduak wood with a turquoise accent ring. It is a little over 6 inches long and is US size H (5.00mm). You can find this stunning crochet hook currently up for auction on Ebay.

Lace Bobbin Pillow Pin Pusher/Lifter Tool


Dave handcrafted this lace pillow tool from a rare wood called Pink Ivory, which is native to Africa. It has a steel pin pusher and lifter insert on each end and is 4 1/4 inches in length. This beautiful tool is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Cherry Wood Tatting Shuttle


Dave had laser retinal surgery on Friday and when he disappeared Saturday, I had a sneaky feeling I knew where he was. Sure enough, I found him sanding away in his studio! My attempt to convince him that he might want to refrain from doing something that might get in his eye, fell on deaf ears :) This beautiful
shuttle is what came out of the studio.

Dave handcrafted this 2 5/8 inch shuttle out of American Cherry and burn etched the filigree design on both sides. He has also initialed and dated this piece that is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Myrtlewood Giraffe Pattern Lace Tatting Shuttle


As Dave was burn etching this Giraffe pattern on a crochet hook, he thought it would also make an interesting pattern on a tatting shuttle! This shuttle is made from Oregon Myrtlewood and is 2 5/8 inches long. The Giraffe pattern is burn etched on both sides. Dave used a tiny burning tip to make hundreds of tiny burn dimples giving this a very nice feel and grip in the hands and it will not go slipping out of your hands. This tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave and is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Pyro-Art Giraffe Pattern Crochet Hook Size J, 6mm


Dave has handcrafted this crochet hook out of Maple wood and burn etched the Giraffe pattern on the upper stem. It is a little over 7 inches long and is US size J (6.00mm). This unique crochet hook has been initialed by Dave and is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Lace Bobbin Pillow Pin Pusher/Lifter Tool


Dave has handcrafted this lace pillow tool using a mix of joined hardwoods and a steel pin pusher and lifter insert on each end. It is 4 ½ inches overall length.


This fiber art tool is currently up for auction on Ebay.

"Three Graces" Ceramic Cameo Sewing Scissors Fob


Jo has created this scissor fob using a ceramic "Three Graces" cameo she molded, glazed and kiln fired and then set in a brass setting. The beads she used are burgundy colored Swarovski crystals and fresh water pearls. The scissors in the photo are for display only and are not for sale.

This "Three Graces" ceramic scissor fob is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Golden Dragonfly Lace Tatting Shuttle


Real gold? Yes, real gold! Many of our customers already know we like to recycle, up-cycle and use found materials in some of our pieces, so when Dave had a $900 gold crown recently replaced, he made sure he walked out of the dentists office with his old gold crown in his pocket to use as inlay. Gold crowns usually vary between 14 and 18 karat gold.


Dave handcrafted this 2 5/8 inch tatting shuttle out of a beautiful piece of figured maple wood (also called curly maple, tiger or fiddleback maple). He then carved out the dragonfly and inlayed it with fine grains of gold that he filed off of his old gold crown. Don’t worry…he heated it up to white hot with a torch to soften it so any germs are long gone :) Since Dave had this crown for over 10 years, you might say its like getting a piece of the artist in your shuttle! Maybe he can get enough inlays out of this old crown to pay for the new one!!

This truly unique tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, and can be found currently up for auction on Ebay.

Thank You!


Dave and I wanted to take a moment to say "Thank You!" to everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers for Trayci and her family. She was moved from ICU to a regular room on Thursday, and will hopefully get to go home sometime next week.