Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bristlecone WPI Tool giveaway!



I am so very excited to be sharing with you a newly discovered shop this past month- Bristleconeart! I know we have quite a few spindle enthusiasts in our group and I have been just itching to tell you all about Chris' beautiful hand-turned spindles and tools.

In August, Chris sent in some gorgeous handmade lampwork glass buttons for the box. They were just amazing little treasures that I hope will entice several of you to make larger purchases from him. I have taken a lampwork bead class before and it's no simple feat to create buttons like those!

We're giving away this gorgeous hand turned Canarywood wpi tool! Just visit Bristleconeart, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Be sure and leave an identifying mark so that I may track you down if you win! I'll be drawing for a winner in just a day or two!

61 comments:

c-rok said...

The 1oz canarywood spindle is absolutely stunning.

sokeripupu said...

i have a cocobolo wedding ring, so the cocobolo spindle speaks to me!

knitwork said...

I love the Acorn Nostepinne - yarn ball winder. It's so cute.

Alexander the Great said...

Oh man... I love all of the spindles. Each is so beautifully photographed as well.

Anne said...

All spindles are my weakness.

morgaine24 said...

I absolutely adore the 1 oz lightweight Canarywood drop spindle - Maple Shaft - Sterling Silver hook

it wants to live at my house lol

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

do extra entries count for this one?
vbarton24 at gmail dot com

AbcHobby.it said...

I adore the 1oz laceweight Black and White Ebony bottom whorl drop spindle - Birch Shaft - Sterling Silver hook

it's just fantastic!!

elisabetta

SJS said...

Oh, I'm a sucker for laceweight spindles, so I'd go for the 0.6 oz bocote drop spindle. It's so cute!

Jan L said...

The Russian spindle shawl pins are great! Would make a great gift!

KellieBelle said...

I'm a big fan of the shawl pins!!!!

Melrose said...

The 1.1 oz Sheoak bottom whorl looks beautiful!

Momyerom said...

The Cocobolo spindle is beautiful and I love the shawl pins

dancingspindles said...

I love the nostepinne with the acorn on top!

Galia Lael said...

You can't make me choose. I love all the spindles, including the supported ones and the russian spindle shawl pins.

Zaneta said...

I really like the black and white ebony whirl :D
Zaneta
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Kat said...

I'm in love with the Russian spindle shawl pin / hairstick - Cocobolo. I love the color and the natural banding in the wood.

lauraelih said...

I have been looking for a lighter spindle, and the 1 oz Canarywood with the maple shaft is just gorgeous

ZombieCat said...

I'm really loving the Tulipwood lace weight bottom whorl spindle. Gorgeous woodworking!

Kat said...

This shop is incredible. I promptly faved it! The Acorn Nostepinne is so beautiful. The acorn just glows. The Black and White Ebony WPI yarn gauge with a Rose Austrian Crystal is another awe inspiring piece. What an incredible talent!

redzshadow said...

Wow! This shop has some beautiful things. I love the ebony hairstick. But wait...there is a spindle club!

Heather J said...

I would love a spindle. The seasonal spindle club would be awesome!

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Annette said...

Oh to have a real spindle - mine is made from two cd's and a dowel. *sighs* His work is stunning!

elendir said...

I really like the laceweight Bocote drop spindle and I love the Russian spindle shawl pin idea.

Posted on FB as well

purplecatlady said...

Oh my - I went to the Etsy shop and have favorited a Cocobolo shawl pin/spindle for a friend of mine. Very nice work!

29ways on Rav

meiklem said...

really loving the spindle/shawl pin idea and some of the WPI tools are beautiful, and I have been shopping for one! Thanks for posting the links. Also curious about the glass work but there aren't any examples in the shop yet. I have favorited and will be back.

meiklem on rav

Zombie Queen said...

Wow! His work is gorgeous. I really like the Black and White Ebony WPI yarn gauge with a Rose Austrian Crystal.

Quilting Pansy said...

love this:Curly Maple Acorn threading / orifice hook
and this is so pretty :
Fancy Natural Barette - Malle Burl -

Lynne in MI said...

Unfortunately the site is being updated & is not open to show goodies beyond the front page. This said, there is a fabulous turned seam ripper on the front page that I would love to adopt since I am a seamstress in additon to knitting.

Lynne in MI said...

Weird, it ate my comment. I love the seam ripper with the blue bead on top - being a seamstress as well as a knitter.

Turtle said...

the canary easter egg supported spindle with dish intrigue me! i have never used a supported spindle. I really like their wpi tool as well, though didn't see it for sale.

Jessica said...

I love the Russian spindle shawl pin!

Sherry said...

The laceweight Canarywood drop spindle is beautiful!

Little Miss S. said...

The Paduak drop spindle is soo lovely.

Sandra said...

Those WPI tools are outrageously useful. I need a new orifice hook and the curly maple looks wonderful.

cthulhulovesme said...

I absolutely love the 0.8oz laceweight Canarywood drop spindle, though it's hard to choose just one thing from the shop to adore.

-cthulhulovesme @ Rav

alittleweirdo said...

Beautiful stuff! Love the yellowheart WPI gauge. The aqua crystal on top is fun and sparkly, and it would be useful!

Karen(faeryl) said...

What amazing craftsmanship! The easter egg spindle is so cute, and I'm heavily coveting the russian spindle shawl pins. :-)

Tera said...

Everything is so beautiful but I particularly love the handcarved WPI yarn gauge - Curly Walnut - Ivory.
I'm teammom on Ravelry.

Tera said...

Everything is so beautiful but I particularly love the handcarved WPI yarn gauge - Curly Walnut - Ivory.
I'm teammom on Ravelry.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the Russian Spindle shawl pin in Cocobolo. All the spindles are beautiful.

Xiane said...

Oh mannnnnnn... if I had the money for it now, the Seasonal Spindle club would be MINE. I covet!
Shop definitely marked for future purchasing, mmmm.

PJS said...

wow, I love all of it, it's absolutely gorgeous stuff, I especially love the russian drop spindle shawl pins. So pretty.

Heather said...

I love the acorn orifice hook and all the handcarved WPI tools. Gorgeous!

Kim said...

I love the laceweight Bocote spindle. The grain is gorgeous!!

zemestani said...

The cocobolo russian spindle shawl pin is gorgeous!

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GrammaKnits said...

What beautiful work! My fav is the amboyna burl magnifying glass and letter opener set. Very unique and luxurious! Makes me want to run to the mailbox just to have something to open!

InJuneau said...

I love the multipurpose shawl pins/Russian spindles! So creative.

Tara said...

Ohhh beautiful stuff! I like the black and white ebony spinde, I have never seen anything like it!

Kenoshia said...

I love the yellowheart wpi with the aqua crystal. The crystal really adds something special!

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Alison said...

I love those lamp work acorns on the main page! All the wood spindles are so beautiful. I've never tried spinning on a spindle before...hmm...

Prairie Comforts said...

Just beautiful! How to choose????

TuttleDB said...

The more I browse the more I keep going back to the Pink champagne Acorn Pendant.

@TuttleDB

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wickedsharp said...

I love the cocobolo shawl pin!

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Carlin said...

I would really love the 1.8 oz midweight Paduak drop spindle as it would be an excelent change from the lightweight spindle I'm currently using.

Red said...

Can I cheat and say I love it ALL?! Oh my goodness, everything is really so stunning! I really love all those hair sticks too. Ok if I really have to pick a favorite item I'll go with the Goncalo Alves hairstick with Malachite. It is far too short to be able to hold up all my hair but dang if it isn't gorgeous! ♥

PenelopeRose said...

What talent! Just looking at all of those beautiful items makes me weak in the knees. The Nostepinne yarn ball winder - Yellowheart with hive and bee decoration makes me giddy!

catsmum said...

I wanted almost everything - loved ALL of the WPI gauges, the spindles, the orifice hooks - very nearly went for one of them cos I've lost one of mine - but I guess I'd pick the beautiful Paduak spindle - it's a work of art ! Never mind that it's also a practical tool :)

catsmum said...

and I joined you on ravelry

catsmum said...

and FB too