Support Spindle No.657 - Tibetan Size-Tahkli Style - Floral Filigree and Alloy Whorl - Choice of Shaft & Crystal Colors - FREE SHIPPING


Tibetan Size/Style Support Spindle No.657 - Heavier Weight - Larger Shaft - Alloy Whorl, Faceted Glass Bead, Floral Filigree Pendants, and Crystal Rhinestones

1) CHOOSE FROM AVAILABLE SHAFT COLORS from drop down menu - available WITH HOOK (as shown) or with NO-HOOK (option)

- WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.8 oz. (52g)... 1.5” dia Whorl... Larger Steel Shaft = .134" dia. x 8.5" Long (3.4mm x 21.6cm)

This is the larger version of one of my most popular spindles that I make (Tahkli Support Spindle No.654) and it is exceptionally well balanced and has plenty of weight and the right size alloy coin whorl to spin almost any fiber. This Tibetan style support spindle is made with a 1.5” diameter x .125” polished edge (circulated) US Eisenhower Dollar, two lovely silver plated Filigree Flower Pendants, Twelve Preciosa Czech or Swarovski high-quality/precision cut faceted Austrian Crystal Rhinestones for a whorl. The whorl, along with two clear crystal rhinestone bead spacers, one clear faceted glass bead, and multiple silver plated findings is combined with a signature John Galen powder-coat painted steel shaft with a heat forged hook. All parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy.

All John Galen spindles are designed and hand-crafted by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) in Tucson, AZ. Made in USA from US and Global Materials

FREE SHIPPING - US ONLY - Applies to All US States and Select US Territories Only: In-stock orders typically ship in 1 business day. Out-of-stock/custom orders typically ship within 10 business days. Ships via USPS-FIRST CLASS MAIL. Please allow 2 to 5 days for transit time (ships from Tucson, AZ).

INTERNATIONAL & UPGRADED SHIPPING AVAILABLE: Customer pays 100% of shipping charges for these options.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 8 - 12 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 8 - 12 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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

Conditions of return

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes. I gladly accept custom orders, although they are limited when it comes to altering dimensions. TAHKLI/SUPPORT SPINDLES: customers can choose (in most cases) from the shaft colors, beads, and whorl color/wood species of items already listed.

Wholesale availability

Yes. I do offer wholesale sales to qualifying re-sellers. Contact me and we can discuss terms

Orders by Mail/Checks Accepted

I gladly accept orders by mail and do accept checks. When ordering, please phone or email John Galen to check availability and to reserve the item(s) you wish to order. When I receive the order/check in the mail, I will send out the package within 24 hours.
CONTACT: John Galen at 520-490-4962

Reviews (5)


Amazing spindle, so beautiful and spins forever, thank you!

Beautiful craftsmanship. The spindle spins so well and is gorgeous. Fantastic customer service as well.

Most beautiful spindle yet! I love spinning with these. The weight is just right and they spin on and on and on…

Stunningly gorgeous with a long spin time. Completely mesmerizing when still, and even more so when in motion. These are always so much nicer in person, as pictures just don't do them justice. But don't let the beauty of these spindles fool you - these are top quality tools and were made to do a lot of spinning. And when you add in the stupendous packaging and super fast shipping, you simply can't go wrong with John Galen Designs and these spindles!

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