Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Spindles

Oh Boy!! The last couple of weeks have been awesome. I've been branching out by opening a webstore and have been introducing some new spindles.

I've been putting some glass spindles in my store lately. The sweet little millefiori glass spindles spin like a tornado and weigh about .5 oz. A friend of mine loved spinning silk hankies with one. I've also been putting some murano foil glass spindles in my stores. They are so much fun and are heavier than the millefiori glass ones at about 1 oz. Although I haven't listed any like this yet, if I turn my shaft upside down with no hook, the murano glass spindles make a wonderful supported spindle. You don't even need a hook, just spin off the tip.

Last week I listed some spindles with removable Italian resin whorls. They were an immediate hit. I had to reorder the brown openwork ones because I sold so many last week. (Of course, I had to make one for myself!!)

I have been wanting to make some spindles with polymer clay whorls, but I've never worked with polymer clay. I found this fabulous Etsy seller who makes the most beautiful polymer clay canes and beads. She is in Israel and her shop is at http://www.marsdesign.etsy.com/. She made custom whorls for me and each one is different and gloriously beautiful. I have listed a couple in my shop now.

This is just too much fun!! Thanks everyone!!!


Elemmaciltur said...

Are you intentionally leaving out the mentioning of your spindle-fibre club? ;-)

Rina said...

WOW. I like the last one of the polymer y spindle.
IT's gorgeous!