Friday, September 27, 2013

We're on Big Cartel!

We think we have found the perfect selling venue for our fossil ivory items! We had originally planned on selling directly from our blog, but having to have separate PayPal payments for each item just wasn't what we wanted for our customers. Enter Big Cartel! Jo had originally used the Grizzly Mountain Arts Big Cartel store for her earthenware jewelry, but it’s been sitting empty filling with cobwebs for some time now.
PayPal is still the payment method, but you can purchase multiple items and only have to check out once, and we've even added a direct link to our store on our Facebook page. Just look for the shopping cart with the word “Store” below it.
In the future, any other fiber art tools such as a spindle with fossil ivory inlay will also be sold at this store.  If you'd like to check it out now, simply click on the "GMA on Big Cartel" tab above.

Handi-Wind Two Tatting Shuttle Set

 Dave has specially designed this "Handi-Wind" tatting shuttle with a screw-in finger hold that aides in loading the shuttle without slipping out of your hand. It is particularly useful for tatters with arthritis and those who just have "all thumbs". To help keep track of the handle, Dave has added an eye and jump ring so it can be worn around the neck with a cord or ribbon.  The cherry shuttle is 2 5/8 inches long, and the mahogany shuttle is 2 3/4 inches in length. The handle was crafted from a beautiful swirled acrylic.

Carved Bone Combination WPI Gauge and Diz

Dave has carved this beautiful combination WPI gauge and diz from bone. He has carved his signature rose and leaf motif on one corner, and polished this fiber art tool to have a wonderfully smooth and high gloss finish.

The overall dimensions of this tool are 2 3/4 inches in length and 1 1/4 inches in width. The holes measure 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4 inch.

New Akha Style Drop Spindles

These Akha drop spindles are a new spindle style for Grizzly Mountain Arts.  The Akha on the top is a rosewood, maple and birch spindle, and the bottom spindle is a mini version that was crafted from padauk, maple and birch.  These spindles were sold in our Etsy shop.