Medieval style bead whorl, blue lacy handmade historical glass spinning weight, wool spinning, light weight spinning

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Medieval style glass bead whorl, spindle weight, handmade lampwork glass lacy design whorl bead. This is a bargain whorl- normally I would fit this under a larger glass whorl for extra weight, but it is a bit on the wonky side, so I am selling it here on its own as an extra decorative weight. It rides a little high on the stick for a small whorl; you will need at least 1 1/2 inches of blank space under your large glass whorl for it to fit under it correctly (1 3/4 in. would probably be better). Though it is a bit wonky on its own, it seems to work fairly well when added to a stick with a larger balanced whorl. Whorl has a mildly tapered hole. It has a rather lacy looking design in aqua and green all around.

Whorl weight~ 11 g; 15/16 in. diameter, 5/8 in. tall, hole is about 3/16 inch at largest end
As stated above, top of this whorl end up about 1 1/2 inches above the tip of the stick. Please be sure the whorl is on right side up~ hole is mildly tapered to fit tapered stick.

Curious about how to use these ancient tools?
You can read about them on my blog

Watch some videos of them in action with simple instructions for use here. Video features my friend from missingspindle who know a lot about historical spindles and helped me with development of these.

Find out more about me and my passion for glass here!

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OOAK- Each glass whorl is individually handmade and one of a kind. Even I could never make another one exactly like it.

SRA #A39 (self-representing artist) art glass from Isinglass Design; all of my beads are handmade lampwork (flamework) glass made by me, properly kiln annealed and well cleaned. The glass used in this whorl is the same as that used to make glass beads in Italy (Murano).

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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I ship by first class mail within three business days of your payment (usually sooner). If payment clears on a Saturday, or Sunday the order will be shipped out on the following Monday or Tuesday.


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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Anything can be returned for any reason within fourteen days of receipt for a full refund, minus shipping. You must contact me before returning an item to me so that I can make sure it is shipped to the correct address. EU buyers, please see special details in the 'private receipt' information.
Although all pieces are properly kiln annealed, it is still glass, and should be treated with some amount of care.
If a piece breaks in shipping, you will receive a full refund (including shipping costs), unless you prefer to have another similar piece. If a piece breaks at a later time, a replacement will be made. Depending on the circumstances, you may also be offered the choice of a full refund or replacement piece.

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I do have reduced pricing for large orders and take custom orders. Please contact me for information.