Sunday, January 31, 2010

Imitation Tortoise Lace Patter Pricker Pin Vise


Dave crafted this lace pattern pricker pin vise out of acrylic imitation tortoise shell. It measures approximately 2 ¼ inches long overall and is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Brass Picot Gauge Set with Case for Lace Making


Dave has handcrafted this lace making picot gauge set from brass and the case is Holy Land olive wood. The beautiful case measures about 3 ¼ inches long. The brass gauges are 1/16, 1/8, 3/16 and ¼ inch round tubes that all slide together to fit neatly in the case. He has also added a 2 inch picot gauge ruler that also fits in the case with the tube gauges. This unique picot gauge set is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pear Whorl Takli Maple Burl and Walnut Support Drop Spindle


This pear whorl Takli support spindle measures about 11 1/2 inches long and weights about 1.2 ounces. The whorl was turned from a beautiful piece of Big Leaf Maple Burl and the shaft from Walnut. Cobalt blue celluloid accent rings have been added for a pop of color. Dave has also added a brass hook so you can use this spindle as either a supported spindle or a drop spindle.

Do you need a support spinning bowl for your spindle? If so, please visit the "
Support Spinning Bowls" section of our shop.

Pear Whorl Takli Walnut and Maple Support Drop Spindle


This pear whorl Takli support spindle measures about 11 1/2 inches long and weights about 1.2 ounces. The whorl was turned from a beautiful piece of Walnut and the shaft from Maple. Cobalt blue celluloid accent rings have been added for a pop of color. Dave has also added a brass hook so you can use this spindle as either a supported spindle or a drop spindle.

Ceramic and Honduras Rosewood Low Profile Mini Support Spinning Bowl


This is a new version of our ceramic and wood support spinning bowl--the low profile mini!
The ceramic insert of our low profile mini bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the Honduras Rosewood base is 2 1/2 inches in diameter. This mini bowl is 7/8 inches high. Cork has been added to the bottom to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ceramic Support Spinning Bowls


We have just added three new ceramic support spinning bowls to our Etsy shop! One is a gorgeous mossy green, one the popular peppered raspberry and the other an earthy color that's called "Ancient Woodlands". All three of the bowls seen in the photo above can be found in the "Support Spinning Bowls" section of our Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Two New Ceramic and Wood Support Spinning Bowls

Ceramic and Wood Support Spinning Bowls
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We have just added two new ceramic and wood support spinning bowls to our Etsy shop. The first, has a beautiful blue glazed ceramic inner bowl that has been inset into a white ash base. The second, features a gorgeous green glazed ceramic inner bowl that has been inset into a stunning spalted maple base. Additional photos and information can be found at the Etsy listing for each bowl. Click here to visit the "Support Spinning Bowl" section of our Etsy shop.

Ceramic and Oregon Myrtlewood Lap Support Spinning Bowl


This ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the Oregon myrtlewood base is approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 6 3/4 inches in length. Purple glaze was used on the earthenware clay inner bowl. No two pieces ever come out of the kiln the same.
Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cocobolo and Ebony Tibetan Support Spindle

Cocobolo and Ebony Tibetan Support Spindle
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Created at the request of one of our wonderful patrons, this Tibetan support spindle is approximately 11 inches long and weighs 59g (2.0 ounces). The Cocobolo whorl has been attached to an Ebony shaft. The Ebony tip has been accented with fossil mammoth ivory.

Cocobolo and East Indian Rosewood Tibetan Support Spindle


This Tibetan support spindle is approximately 12 1/4 inches long and weighs 50g (1.8 ounces). The 2 inch whorl has been crafted from East Indian Rosewood and has been attached to a Cocobolo shaft. Additional photos can be found at the Etsy listing.

Goncalo Alves, Birch and Mesquite Tibetan Support Spindle


This Tibetan support spindle is approximately 12 1/2 inches long and weighs 50g (1.8 ounces). The Goncalo Alves whorl measures approximately 1.75 inches and has been attached to a Birch shaft. The tip has been crafted from hard Mesquite. An additional photos can be found at the Etsy listing.

Cherry, Walnut and Honduran Rosewood Tibetan Support Spindle


This Tibetan support spindle is approximately 12 1/2 inches long and weighs 38g (1.3 ounces). The Cherry whorl measures approximately 1.75 inches and has been attached to a Walnut shaft. The tip has been crafted from Honduran Rosewood. Additional photos can be viewed at the Etsy listing.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ceramic Support Spinning Bowl


This beautiful blue support spinning bowl measures 3 inches in diameter across the bottom with a recessed well to support the spindle on top. We are making our support spinning bowls in a variety of glazes and no two pieces ever come out of the kiln the same. This earthy blue support bowl is one of my favorites and can be found in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Handcrafted Tiger Maple Wood Tatting Shuttle

Handcrafted Tiger Maple Wood Tatting Shuttle
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Dave crafted this 3 1/4 inch tatting shuttle from a piece of beautiful Tiger Maple. I think you can see why its called Tiger Maple. The patterns seem to change with the different angles of the light hitting it. Dave also went through my stash of vintage buttons and found one that looked like a little piece of tatting, so he carved a recess and inset it into this shuttle. If you'd like to view more photos of this stunning tatting shuttle, please visit the Ebay auction listing.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bone Toothbrush Rug Needle


Dave crafted this beautiful toothbrush rug
needle from bone. Originally, this style of rug needle was made from old toothbrushes, that is until they stopped making them with a hole in the handle. More photos of this needle may been seen at the Etsy listing.

Walnut French Reproduction Support Spindle with Fossil Walrus Ivory


Walnut is the wood that Dave chose for this beautiful French reproduction supported spindle. This spindle measures 12 inches long and weights 1.8 (52g) ounces. Dave has adorned this spindle with fossil walrus ivory accents. This spindle also features a groove and slot style tip for holding the yarn twist. More photos of this spindle can be found at the Etsy listing.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cocobolo Lace Pattern Pricker Pin Vise Tool


Dave crafted this lovely pin vise tool which is currently up for auction on Ebay, from Cocobolo wood. It measures 2 inches long, not counting the pin.

Cocobolo Wood Tatting Shuttle


Dave has handcrafted this 3 inch flat style tatting shuttle from Cocobolo wood which has a beautiful flaming pattern in the wood. It has a satin hand rubbed bees wax finish. You can find this beautiful tatting shuttle up for auction at Ebay.com.

Brass Picot Gauge Set with Cocobolo Case


After a break for the holidays, Dave is getting his auction listings back up and running. He's also been having a lot of fun making new friends over at the Ravelry.com site.
Several of you had asked Dave when he would be crafting another of his brass picot gauge sets. This one's a beauty! The case is Cocobolo wood and measures 3 ¼ inch long. The gauges are brass 1/16, 1/8, 3/16 and ¼ inch round tubes that all slide together to fit neatly in the case. He has also added a 2 inch picot gauge ruler that also fits in the case with the tube gauges. More photos of this set can be found at the Ebay auction listing.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Ceramic and Walnut Lap Support Spinning Bowl


This ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the walnut base is approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 6 1/2 inches in length. "Monet's Garden" is the glaze that was used on the earthenware clay inner bowl. Felt dots on the bottom keep the wood from scratching your chair. More photos of this beautiful tool can be found at the listing in our Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Cocobolo and Mammoth Ivory Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle

This top whorl silk drop spindle is approximately 7 1/2 inches long and weighs 1.8 ounces (50g). This spindle is made from Cocobolo. The whorl has been accented with ancient mammoth ivory, and a brass hook has been inset in the top. Additional photos of this beautiful spindle can be found at the Etsy listing.


Shipping is FREE to the U.S. and Canada for this spindle!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Pear Whorl Takli Support Spindle with Pyrography and Mammoth Ivory


This pear whorl Takli support spindle measures about 12 inches long and weights about 1.0 ounces (28g). The cherry whorl has been adorned by Dave with a pyrographed leaf motif. The end of the walnut shaft has been shaped to better accommodate a half-hitch. The tip was crafted from redheart. An accent of ancient mammoth ivory was also used to adorn the shaft. More photos of this spindle can be viewed at the Etsy listing.


Fast Moving Spindles!

We have the BEST patrons in the world! As soon as I had listed six of Dave's new spindles in our Etsy shop, five of them sold! I didn't even have the opportunity to blog about them! :) The Padauk Pear Takli Spindle in the photo above is still available. If you would like to be one of the first to be notified of new items, be sure and sign up for our newsletter in the box on the right hand side bar :)