Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Maple and Walnut Acorn Needle Minder


Dave has created the beautiful acorn of this needle minder from maple. He has adorned the acorn using pyrography, or burn etching. Hidden inside the acorn is a rare earth magnet which will "mind" your pins and needles.

Rare-earth magnets are strong, permanent magnets made from alloys of rare earth elements. Rare-earth magnets are substantially stronger than ferrite or alnico magnets, so you'll need to keep this away from your credit cards or pacemaker.

The 2 3/4 inch base was crafted from walnut, and cork dots on the back protect your furniture from scratches.

Additional photos of this unique fiber art tool can be found in our Etsy shop.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ceramic Art Nouveau Pendant with Shell

Jo bought the most beautiful antique Art Nouveau era pewter button a while back, and with that button she made the mold for this piece. The nearly 1 inch diameter earthenware ceramic pendant has been glazed a gorgeous baroque gold color. The multi-colored shell necklace measures 16 inches long, and has a barrel clasp closure.  This is a perfect everyday piece, or could be dressed up by layering it with other longer necklaces.  An additional photo can be seen here.

A gift box is included with every order from Grizzly Mountain Arts.


Ceramic Mayan Sun Pendant with Turquoise

Jo made this Mayan sun pendant from earthenware clay. It has been fired with a chili pepper red glaze. Each pendant comes out of the kiln with it's own unique color properties. The necklace measures 16 inches and has been beaded with turquoise and has a barrel clasp closure.  This necklace is a perfect everyday piece, or could be dressed up by layering it with other longer necklaces.  An additional photo can be seen here.

A gift box is included with every order from Grizzly Mountain Arts.


Wednesday, March 09, 2011

4 Pin Myrtlewood French Spool Knitter with Buffalo Bone Loop Lifter


This beautiful French spool knitter was crafted by Dave from myrtlewood. He has inset four brass pins into the top. The overall height of this spool knitter is 3 1/2 inches and the inner barrel measures 5/8 of an inch in diameter. Dave has adorned this spool knitter with his signature pyrographic (burn etched) leaf motif.  Jo has spangled the 5 inch buffalo bone loop lifter with glass beads.  An additional photo can be found in our Etsy shop.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Tibetan Lite Support Spindles with Matching Lap Bowls

These two new Tibetan support spindle sets were recently crafted by Dave from Oregon myrtlewood.  The spindle above has a purpleheart shaft, while the one below is hickory.  The inserts of the spinning bowls were created from earthenware clay.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

New Rim Weighted Top Whorl Drop Spindles

Dave has crafted these four beautiful rim weighted top whorl drop spindles from thuya burl, amboyna burl, pistachio and olive burl.  Each has a gorgeous ebony shaft.  They are going fast, so be sure and check them out in our Etsy shop!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Tibetan Lite Support Spindles with Matching Bowls

Four new Tibetan Lite support spindles were listed in our Etsy shop today.  Canary wood, bubinga, lacewood and goncalo alves are the woods that were used to craft these beautiful handspinning tools.  The spindles weight between 1.0 and 1.2 ounces.  Our originally designed support spinning bowls combine the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base.