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Beautifully constructed, perfectly balanced and carefully crafted drop spindle:

• Whorl – 3” Jicarillo, tinted a translucent wine color, hand painted accents, unusual black grain
• Shaft – 8 1/2” Purpleheart (below the whorl)
• Hook – 18 gauge Nickel Silver Hand Bent Wire
• Weight – 1.4 oz. or 39.68 grams

Each spindle that Ken creates is unique, one of a kind and this drop spindle is no exception. For this spindle Ken chose a hardwood from Central America known as Jicarillo and for the shaft he chose a piece of Purple Heart. Once the crafting of the spindle was complete, I dyed both the Jicarillo and the Purple Heart with a non-toxic water-based dye giving the Jicarillo a slight wine colored tint and adding a deep purple hue to the purple heart. Then I added three accents to the whorl--a small rose, a butterfly and a small flower with yellow and orange petals. Down the rich purple shaft, I painted small orange flowers. This top whorl drop spindle is truly unique, one of a kind. Notice the distinctive black grain which makes the whorl look as if there are cracks running through it, but it is actually the grain markings in the Jicarillo--absolutely one of a kind!

Not only is this a gorgeous spindle with a smooth finish, but it spins and spins and spins! Each time Ken makes a new drop spindle, he creates the design as he works on the lathe, and the results are stunning! This beautifully crafted drop spindle, complete with an 18 gauge, hand bent Nickel Silver hook, is made to last a life time, and become a frequently used family heirloom, passed down from one spinner to another.

Please note this Handcrafted Drop Spindle will ship Priority Mail to all U.S. locations and First Class Mail everywhere else.

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Beautiful Jicarillo & Purple Heart Drop Spindle


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: 18 gauge nickel silver wire, Jicarillo, Purple Heart, Crystal Wax, Shellac, Acrylic Paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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