DROP SPINDLE: Butterfly Circle 136 - w/Raspberry Color Edging

  • $ 37.90

Raspberry colored edging and clear Baltic birch background adorned with commercial art transfer (Color Butterfly Circle).  


John Galen's Drop Spindles: 
      All of our drop spindles are hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John G. Gudenkauf (owner/artist).  They are made using a solid maple shaft that is sheathed in a tight-fitting solid brass tube, which provides a beautifully balanced spin and keeps the spindle from warping; even if the spindle is laid on its side for long periods of time.  
      The whorl (round disc) is made from industrial quality 4-ply Baltic birch with a solid maple support.  The whorl is decorated using a variety of methods, including air brush painting, hand painted details, original artwork, and commercial artwork applied/transferred directly to the wood.  After the painting/artwork is applied to the whorl, it is sealed with three coats of semi-gloss water-based High Performance Polyurethane Top Coat for an extremely durable and beautiful finish.  
      BLING - some spindles are embellished using Swarovski Crystal Elements that beautifully catch the light and sparkle as you spin your fine fibers!  

Quality hand crafted tools for fiber artists.


  • Weight/dimensions: 1.3oz - 3.875" x 11.25" (9.8cm x 28.6cm)
  • Baltic birch and solid maple
  • Solid brass shaft sheathing (not coated - will patina over time; can be polished to shine)
  • Oil and acrylic paints and tints used for coloring/original artwork
  • Commercial artwork transfers (if applicable)
  • General Finishes - High Performance Polyurethane water based top coat (3 coats)
  • Swarovski Crystal Elements (if applicable)
  • 1/2" (1.25cm) brass hook
  • - FREE SHIPPING - US ONLY:  Applies to All US States and Select US Territories and ships via USPS 1st Class Mail. Upgraded/expedited shipping options available at check-out.
    - In-stock orders typically ship in 1 business day. Out-of-stock/custom orders typically ship within 10 business days. Please allow 2 to 5 days for transit time (ships from Tucson, AZ).

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    Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.