Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ceramic and Tiger Maple Lap Support Spinning Bowl with Pyrography

Dave has crafted this beautiful lap support spinning bowl from tiger maple, and has adorned it with his signature pyrographed leaf motif. The ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the tiger maple base is approximately 2 3/4 inches in diameter and 6 1/4 inches in length. A burnt orange glaze was used on the earthenware clay inner bowl. Cork dots on the bottom keep the wood from scratching your chair.  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ponderosa Pine Needle Basket with Bone, Turquoise and Wood Accents

We have created this pine needle basket and lid from ponderosa pine needles. This basket measures 3 inches in diameter and about 2 inches in height. This beautiful little basket features an old wooden bead, turquoise and bone accents on the lid.  An additional photo can be found in our Etsy shop.

Mini Rim Weighted Olive Burl and Chechen Top Whorl Drop Spindle

Dave has crafted the 1 7/8 inch diameter notched whorl of this rim weighted top whorl drop spindle from olive burl, and the 7 1/4 inch shaft from chechen. A brass hook has been added to the top.  The weight of this gorgeous rim weighted handspinning tool is 1.1 ounces (30 grams).  Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Moose Antler and Cocobolo Top Whorl Drop Spindles

Two new moose antler top whorl drop spindles were added to our Etsy shop today.  The spindle above weights 1.0 ounces, and the one below weights 0.8 ounces.  Both of these stunning handspinning tools have a 7 1/4 inch long cocobolo shaft.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Myrtlewood Magnetic Needle Holder Dish with Ponderosa Pine Needles

Dave has hidden a rare earth magnet under this beautiful little dish that he turned from Oregon myrtlewood. The dish measures 3 1/4 inches in diameter and stands 1 1/4 inches high. To accent this pin dish, ponderosa pine needles were woven around the top.  An additional photo can be found at the Etsy listing for this needle minder dish.

Mini Ponderosa Pine Needle Baskets

We have just added four beautiful miniature baskets in our Etsy shop!  These little beauties were made from ponderosa pine needles and would be perfect for holding buttons and rings.  The lid of each basket has been accented with either fossil ivory, myrtlewood or a vintage rose button.  More photos of these unique little baskets can be found here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Celtic Druid's Egg Pendants

We have added two new Celtic "Druid's Egg" pendants to our Etsy shop.  These Druid's Eggs, which are our original design, were crafted from air dry clay.  A rich copper patina was added to give these pendants the appearance of aged bronze.  The pendant featured above was beaded with copper colored glass beads and old African trade brass beads.  The pendant featured below hangs from a leather cord that can be tied to accommodate many necklines, and is easily removed if you have a favorite chain you prefer to use.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New French Spool Knitters

Two new French spool knitters with loop lifters were added to our Etsy shop today.  The first was crafted from cedar burl, and the second from maple burl.  Each spool knitter comes with a spangled buffalo bone loop lifter.

Moose Antler and Cocobolo Top Whorl Drop Spindle

This unique 1.0 ounce moose antler spindle features a notched whorl, and measures 2 1/16 inches in diameter. The cocobolo shaft is 7 1/4 inches in length. The end of the cocobolo 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.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Sea Ranch Treasury!

It's always so thrilling to find one of your pieces in a treasury curated on Etsy!  Etsian skeindalous has included our seahorse ponderosa pine needle plate in her gorgeous collection.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Carved Moose Antler and Ebony Tibetan Support Spindle

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

This exquisite 1.7 ounce moose antler Tibetan support spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature leaf motif. The whorl measures 1 5/8 inches in diameter, and the ebony shaft is 9 3/4 inches in length.  You can find this handspinning tool in our Etsy shop.

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

Medieval Norse Fossil Mammoth Ivory Nalbinding Needle

Dave has carved this 5 inch nalbinding needle from fossil mammoth ivory. This particular piece of fossil ivory had a unique curve that Dave accentuated to make a perfect knitting tool. 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.  We have photographed both sides of this needle to show the uniqueness of the ancient mammoth ivory.   Additional photos can be found at the Etsy listing for this fiber art tool.

**What is Nalbinding?**

The excerpt below is from Wikipedia and gives an explanation of this ancient art form:

"NÃ¥lebinding (Danish: literally "binding with a needle" or "needle-binding", also naalbinding or naalebinding) is a fabric creation technique predating both knitting and crochet. Also known in English as "knotless netting," "knotless knitting," [1]or "single needle knitting," the technique is distinct from crochet in that it involves passing the full length of the working thread through each loop, unlike crochet where the work is formed only of loops, never involving the free end.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Medieval Norse Fossil Walrus Jaw Bone Nalbinding Needles

Three new nalbinding needles were added to our Etsy shop today!  Dave carved these unique knitting needles from fossil walrus jaw bone.  Due to export restrictions, these beautiful tools can only be shipped within the U.S.  If you'd like to view additional photos of these nalbinding needles, please visit our Etsy shop.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Medieval Norse Mammoth Ivory Nalbinding Needles

We have added two new medieval Norse fossil mammoth ivory nalbinding needles to our Etsy shop.  One measures 2 3/4 inches in length, and the other 4 1/2 inches.  More photos of these uniques knitting needles can be found at the listing for each needle.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Brass Picot Gauge Set with Myrtlewood Burl Case©

This unique set of brass picot gauges is a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design! The entire set telescopes inside each other and then slides neatly into the Oregon Myrtlewood burl gauge case. The seven size increments are: 1/16, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32 and 1/4 inch.  Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.