Drop Spindle No.223 - 2.5oz (75g) - Heavy Weight, Plying, Lots-o-Sparkle - Free Shipping (US)


Heavy Weight, Good for Plying, Lots of Sparkle, Rim Weighted Acrylic & Alloy Whorl Drop Spindle No.222
Larger .125" dia. Un-coated Spring (high carbon) Steel Shaft w/Larger Heat Forged Hook
Price includes free-shipping (US only)

- WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: Weight: 2.5oz (75g), Whorl: Acrylic/Alloy .6” x 2.23” (15mm x 57mm), Larger Shaft Diameter: .125" (3.2mm) x 11" (28cm)
- Available as a TOP WHORL or BOTTOM WHORL Spindle

Made from a total of 40 individual pieces, this new design incorporates a black diamond crystal encrusted 1.7" (43mm) black chrome plated pendant and two 1/8" (3.2mm) acrylic disc for a whorl. The pendant is laminated to the acrylic disc and through-holes are precisely drilled to accept the six No.10-32 Stainless Steel Screws and Nuts that produces ample rim weight for strong and sustained. The Whorl is mounted to a 11" larger diameter high-carbon spring-steel shaft that has a larger (than my other steel shafts) heat forged hook to will fit almost any fiber and great for plying. The top and bottom sides are fitted with two large gold plated floral bead caps and a variety of silver and gold plated/tone findings - along with two gold plated multi-crystal spacer beads. Additionally, I couldn't leave this spindle without extra bling, so this workhorse of a spindle will dazzle you as it spins with 18 Black Diamond AB Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones. All components are assembled using industrial quality 2-part epoxy resin for long life.

This spindle is heavy and has amazing rim weight and a perfectly balanced spin and is perfect for long staple and coarse fibers, art yarn, as well as plying singles.

- 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 to 2 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).

- INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE: I ship to 38 countries and rates are available on this page (top right).

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

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
EMAIL: johng@johngalen.com

Reviews (4)


I ordered this gorgeous top whorl spindle the same day the bottom whorl version was delivered. Now I have a beautiful set. These amazing spindles do a great job. They have a heavier weight which allows them to spin for a good long time. Really well balanced, helps to get a nice even twist. Higher end price but seriously well worth the price. I highly recommend either (or both!)!!!

Amazingly beautiful. It’s the loveliest spindle in my spindle collection. It has some heft to it but I like some weight in my spindles. Spins steady for a good length of time. Amazing balance. My preference is a bottom whorl over a top whorl (but I did order the top whorl version as well!) and this one does not disappoint. The craftsmanship is top quality!! It’s not inexpensive but it is seriously worth every guy penny! A true work of art and a glorious spinning workhorse❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️!!!!

Beautiful drop spindles! I was away on vacation hence the delay in getting the spindles and in getting a review out!

Truly amazing spindle that spins like a dream. John went above and beyond to make my dreams a reality. amazing customer service.

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