Well it's been a good and bad day.
Early this morning I got my invite to Ravelry!! Whopee!! It is so cool!!!!
So many people have said nice things about my Etsy shop. It's nice to know my items can give joy to others.
However, someone that I did a custom order for posted a bad review of the spindle on Ravelry. I can understand her being disappointed if the spindle did not meet her expectations, but wish that she had contacted me before making a posting. I refunded her money and hopefully that will make her feel better.
I received a spindle that I had purchased today that was a bead type top-whorl. It didn't spin very well until I added a matching stone that I have and now it spins great!!
Ohhh....I almost forgot....I discovered rave reviews about this spindlemaker named Golding. I went to the site and ended up ordering not one, not two, but THREE spindles. I've been disappointed by so many spindles that I guess I should have waited to see what one was like, but everyone seemed to like them so much I couldn't resist. One of the ones I ordered was a butterfly. OF COURSE!!
I also made a HUGE spindle this afternoon. If found a stone that is almost 4" across. I put it on a shaft with the rubber grommet and then added smaller stones on the top and the bottom. It is gorgeous and spins wonderfully!! It's kinda heavy though, and will mainly be for plying or thicker singles. I drilled holes in both ends of the shaft, so I can use as either top or bottom whorl by moving the hook. I don't think I am going to list this one on etsy...I like it too much!!(pictures are above)
I also got a request for a custom spindle set today. I put them together tonight and sent pics. I hope the buyer likes them!!