Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Tatting Picot Gauge Sets


Beautiful redwood burl was used to craft the brass and wood case for the tatting picot gauge set above. Dave crafted the set below from buckeye burl and brass.  Please visit our Etsy shop to see additional photos of these and other fiber art tools.


Brass Picot Gauge Set with Case©


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mini Dimpled Ceramic and Wood Spindle Bowls


Nine new mini dimpled ceramic and wood support spinning bowls were listed for sale in our Etsy shop today.  The woods used were maple, Oregon myrtlewood, mahogany and walnut.  The sparkly blue bowl in the center was crafted from cast resin.  It also has a dimpled ceramic insert.

New Ceramic Druid's Egg Pendants


We have just added some new ceramic Druid's Egg pendants in our Etsy shop.  These unique Celtic pendants are a larger version of our previous Druid's Egg pendants.  Please visit the "Celtic Jewelry" section of our shop to see our selection.

The Druid's Egg Pendant ©

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Raven's Egg Support Spindle


Dave has named this beautiful 1.0 ounce (27 gram) egg whorl support spindle "The Raven's Egg".  He has scrimshawed the alternative ivory egg whorl with two depictions of a raven.  The 10" shaft was crafted from ebony.

Dave spends hours painstakingly etching with a needle on each egg, so the prices will vary depending on how much scrimshaw is on each egg. 

The egg whorl of this support spindle was crafted by Dave from an alternative ivory composite material created by him using a formula of resin, calcium carbonate (powdered limestone) and recycled mammoth ivory dust that he collects from his carvings and sawing of mammoth ivory. He casts the alternative ivory material into turning blanks, then turns the egg shape whorl together with the wooden shaft for balance.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mini French Cove and Groove Support Spindle and Bowl Set

This beautiful 8 1/2 inch French style support spindle was crafted by Dave from figured Oregon myrtlewood. This spindle features a cove and groove pattern along the shaft, and a groove and slot style tip for holding the yarn twist. The Dymondwood tip is a deep, emerald green. The weight of this spindle is 0.5 ounces (15 grams).

Our mini support spinning bowls combine the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a beautiful wooden base. The dimpled ceramic insert measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous figured Oregon myrtlewood base is 2 1/4 inches in diameter and 7/8 inch in height. The ceramic spinning bowl inserts were glazed by hand and kiln fired. Cork has been added to the bottom of this bowl to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mini Dimpled Ceramic and Wood Support Spindle Bowls


Five new mini support spinning bowls were listed in our Etsy shop today.  These adorable little spindle bowls feature a dimpled earthenware ceramic insert.  The woods used in these bowls are hard maple, figured Oregon myrtlewood and African mahogany.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Tatting Picot Gauge Sets


Three new tatting picot gauge sets were listed for sale in our Etsy shop today.  These unique sets of brass picot gauges are a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design. The entire set telescopes inside each other and then slides neatly into the Oregon myrtlewood gauge case. The four size increments are: 1/4, 3/16, 1/8 and 1/16. Also included is a 2 inch brass ruler.  Thuya burl, Oregon myrtlewood and ambrosia maple are the woods used above.  If you'd like to see additional photos of these beautiful tatting tools, please visit our Etsy shop.

Brass Picot Gauge Set with Wooden Case©

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Mini Scrimshawed Alternative Ivory Egg Whorl Support Spindle Travel Set


These little beauties are perfect for lace weight and other fine, lightweight fibers. 

The egg whorl of this mini support spindle was crafted by Dave from an alternative ivory composite material created by him using a formula of resin, calcium carbonate (powdered limestone) and recycled mammoth ivory dust that he collects from his carvings and sawing of mammoth ivory. He casts the alternative ivory material into turning blanks, then turns the egg shape whorl together with the wooden shaft for balance. Dave has adorned this egg whorl with a scrimshawed floral pattern.  The 8 1/4 inch shaft from bloodwood. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.7 oz. (20 grams).

Also included with this set is a mini ceramic spinning bowl that travels securely in it's zippered pouch.