Wednesday, February 23, 2011

5 1/4 Inch Myrtlewood Knotting Tatting Shuttle with Pyrography

 Dave has used pyrography, or burn etching, to adorn both sides of this large myrtlewood knotting tatting shuttle.  This beautiful fiber art tool measures 5 1/4 inches in length, and 1 1/2 inches in width.  An additional photo can be found in the Etsy shop listing for this lace making tool.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Embroidery Stilettos

Four new embroidery stilettos were added to our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop today.  Three of these fiber art tools were crafted from buffalo bone, one of which also features a beautiful gold swirl acrylic handle.  The fourth tool was turned from teak wood.  Additional photos of these stilettos can be found here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Druid's Egg Spindle and Matching Support Bowl

This matching set of handspinning tools includes a vegan ivory tagua nut Druid's egg support spindle and a ceramic and cocobolo spinning bowl.

The tagua nut, also known as vegetable ivory, was beautifully carved by Dave to represent a Druid's Egg. He has crafted the 10 inch long shaft from cocobolo. The weight of this supported bead whorl spindle is 1.0 ounces (28g).  Additional photos of the set can be found in our Flickr portfolio.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Three Sisters Mountains Ponderosa Pine Needle Basket with Lid

A wood cut out featuring the "Three Sisters" mountains of our beautiful Cascade range adorns the centerpiece of this baskets' lid. Dave has used burn etching, also known as pyrography, to accent the mountains and name. This basket measures 4 1/2 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches in height.  Additional photos of this ponderosa pine needle basket can be found in our Etsy shop.

Cherry and Ceramic Support Spinning Bowl with Pyrography

Our originally designed support spinning bowl combines the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base. The ceramic insert measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous cherry wood base is 2 7/8 inches in diameter. Dave has adorned this bowl with one of his signature leaf motifs. Cork has been added to the bottom of this bowl to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces.

Hand Turned Embroidery Stilettos

We have added four new embroidery stilettos, or laying tools, to our Etsy shop.  The 2 1/2 inch long stiletto on the top left was crafted from buffalo horn and hangs from a long silkon cord.  The stiletto on the top right was crafted from beautiful teak wood and measures 5 3/4 inches in length.

The laying tools in the photo below were both turned from buffalo bone.  The elegant stiletto on the left measures 4 1/4 inches in length, and the one on the right is 3 inches.


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Little Red Baskets

We have added two new ponderosa pine needle baskets to our Etsy shop.  These dainty little beauties have had their needles dyed a rich red color, and have been adorned with natural elements of bone, turquoise, seed pod and fish vertebrae.  You can find these and other pine needle baskets here.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Mini Rim Weighted Pistachio and Hormigo Negro Top Whorl Drop Spindle

Dave has crafted the 1 7/8 inch diameter notched whorl of this mini rim weighted top whorl drop spindle from pistachio, and the 7 1/4 inch shaft from hormigo negro. A brass hook has been added to the top. The photos don't do this beautiful pistachio justice!  The weight of this gorgeous rim weighted handspinning tool is 1.1 ounces (30 grams).  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Large Birdseye Maple and Ceramic Support Spinning Bowl with Spindle Parking Port

Our originally designed support spinning bowl combines the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base. The beautiful blue ceramic insert measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous birdseye maple wood base is 3 3/4 inches in diameter. Cork has been added to the bottom of this bowl to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces.

**Please note, this larger bowl was crafted from the only bowl blank of this size that Dave had on hand, so no other bowls of this size will be made in the near future and is not available for custom orders.**