Here are some hand made Drop Spindle from my lathe. They are finished to a high gloss with an old french polish. I have Hand bent the Stainless Steel hooks in a swan neck style and centered the hook to get the truest spin possible, The hooks are a tite fit not glued This is a personal kind of tool and if you prefer to change the hook in style or material you are able to change it, and if you like how it works you are able to set it with a little Krazzy Glue.
Under the whorl I have put a barley twist due to how polished the spindle is it needs a little something to grab on to and there is a groove under the whorl to lock your wool throw.
When it comes to inserting stones and gems In to my spindles to ensure that it is the stones I say, I buy solid stones and crush , and grade my self, There are a lot of reconstituted or heat treated and dyed stone, to look like Material out there and the only why to make sure what I say is in there I do it in House The Cast Resin Whorls I Designed and Made.
This Drop Spindle is -
Type of wood or woods :Whorl - Walnut / Shaft - Jatoba
Other types of materials : S.S. hook / A White pearl Ring on top
Total Length of Drop Spindle Less Hook : 12 3/4 "
Width and Diameter of Whorl : 3 1/8 "
Weight of Spindle : 2. oz / 57 g
Glass Beads : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I Combine shipping for a true cost not adding extra just because you wish to buy more. There is a $2.50 packaging charge + cost of Actual Postage . If you have any Questions please drop me a note I'm all wise happy to answer questions.