Saturday, July 24, 2010

Medieval Norse Mammoth Ivory Nalbinding Rug Needle


Dave has carved this 5 3/4 inches long nalbinding rug needle from fossil mammoth ivory. At the suggestion of some of our wonderful customers who are active participants in the SCA, Dave has tried to create an authentic looking replica of a Medieval tool. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Myrtlewood Tibetan Lite Support Spindle with Matching Lap Bowl


This beautiful little "Tibetan Lite" weights 0.8 ounces (23 grams). The goncalo alves shaft measures about 10 inches in length and the myrtlewood whorl measures about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. The end of the shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch.


Dave has crafted the beautiful matching lap support spinning bowl from myrtlewood and has adorned it with his signature pyrographed leaf motif. The ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the myrtlewood base is approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 6 1/2 inches in length. Jo has used as earthy green glaze on the earthenware clay inner bowl. Cork dots on the bottom keep the wood from scratching your chair.


Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Birdseye Maple and Purpleheart Tibetan Lite Support Spindle with Matching Bowl



Dave has crafted this beautiful 1.0 ounce "Tibetan Lite" support spindle from Birdseye maple and purpleheart woods. The Birdseye maple whorl measures about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and the purpleheart shaft is 10 1/2 inches long. The end of the shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch. Jo used a wine colored glaze on the ceramic insert in the matching Birdseye maple bowl that almost perfectly matches the purpleheart shaft of the spindle.

This beautiful support spindle and bowl set can be found in our Etsy shop.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two New Carved Moose Antler Spindles


We added two new carved moose antler top whorl drop spindles to our Etsy shop today!  One has a leopardwood shaft, and the other a purpleheart.  Both spindles feature Dave's signature carved leaf motif on the 1.5 inch diameter notched whorls.  The shafts measure 7 1/2 inches, and have a brass hook in the top and a shaped end to accommodate a half hitch.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Carved Moose Antler and Chechen Top Whorl Drop Spindle



*Due to export restrictions of wildlife materials, we cannot ship products crafted from antler outside of the U.S.*


Dave has been carrying a moose antler around for some time now, and he finally decided to donate it to the "spindle" cause. I think you'll find it well worth the sacrifice! 


This unique 1.9 ounces moose antler top whorl drop spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature leaf motif. The notched whorl measures 2 1//4 inches in diameter, and the chechen shaft is 9 1/2 inches in length. The end of the chechen shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch and a brass hook has been added to the top.


**Moose antlers are naturally shed each year, so no moose were harmed to create this spindle.**

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Three Sisters Lightweight Walnut and Birch Drop Spindles with Pyrography




The "Three Sisters" are a group of mountains in the Cascade Range that we see every day here in Central Oregon. Dave has crafted his latest trio of lightweight drop spindles, so named for these beautiful mountains, from dark, elegant walnut. Each whorl has been notched and adorned with Dave's signature pyrographic leaf design. The end of each birch shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch and a brass hook has been added to the top.


The sizes of these spindles are:


*Length: 10 inch spindle 
Diameter: 2 3/8 inch whorl
Weight: 1.0 ounces


*Length: 8 inch spindle
Diameter: 2 inch whorl
Weight: 0.75 ounces


*Length: 6 inch spindle
Diameter: 1 1/2 inch whorl
Weight: 0.5 ounces

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A Message to Our Customers

Dave and I wanted to let all of our wonderful customers that we were NOT mugged in London yesterday, in fact we never left home.  While there WAS a crime committed upon us, it was via our Grizzly Mountain Arts yahoo email account.  A malicious person from Nigeria was able to gain access to our business email and delete all of our contacts.  We have now regained control of our email account and this person has been reported and is being investigated.


Beware of a user going by the name "GrizzlyMountainArtss"--same name as ours, but with an extra "s" on the end.  They have set up a Yahoo email address with this name in hopes of causing confusion.  If you do happen to receive an email from this impostor, please forward the email to your email providers "abuse" address.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you!  We are also going to be ending our newsletter as we have been getting some users signing up for reasons other than wanting to know about our upcoming item postings.  In the future, we will be posting our "Heads Up!" notices on our Facebook Fan Page.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Introducing the Acorn Lite!


The ”Acorn Lite” support spindle is the newest spindle designed by Dave. The beautiful acorn whorl measures about 1 1/4 inches in diameter and the birch shaft is 10 1/2 inches in length. The “cap” of the acorn has checkered detailing and the end of the shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch.