Drop Spindle No.226 - 0.7oz Mini Drop Spindle with Floral Filigree Whorl and Steel Shaft - Free Shipping (US)


Mini/Not-so-Basic Drop Spindle No.226 - Floral Filigree Whorl with Gold or Silver Plated Accents Price includes free-shipping (US only)

* 1 Spindle with Silver or Gold Plated Accents for $35.90, or
* 2 Spindle Set in Silver, Gold, or one of each color (Choose "2 Spindle Set S&G") - discounted 20% to $28.95 ea. ($57.90/set)
* Prices Include FREE SHIPPING

2) CHOOSE FROM Top Whorl or Bottom Whorl (Default is Top Whorl) and Shaft Length (8" Standard or 6.75" Mini)

Weight: 0.7oz (21g), Whorl: 2-Piece Alloy Filigree 1.46” (37mm), SHAFT: Small .094" (2.4mm) diameter x 8" (20.3cm) long

This is my version of a basic Drop Spindle - but with a bit of added flair. The whorl is made from two silver plated metal/alloy floral filigree pendants that have been specially prepared to be used as a whorl, which is adorned (top and bottom sides) with two silver or gold plated alloy bead caps and color matched findings. The shaft is hand-made from a RAW/UN-COATED high-carbon spring steel with a heat forged hook . All parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy and all edges/joints have been meticulously epoxy glued to assure your fiber will not get caught in the jewelry pieces. It is my lightest weight drop spindle and has a very well balanced and fast spin, which is perfect for spinning short and fine long staple fiber..
- 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).

- 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

. . . . .

So lite and pretty. They look like jewelry for spinning fiber.

This spindle is BEAUTIFUL. I got it in both drop and supported style, and both are AMAZING. Well balanced, fast, light, interesting to look at, well made, durable. Im really pleased with both of them, and will be purchasing more spindles from this seller as my spinning skills expand.

The spindles are exactly as shown..only better. Love getting spindles from John Galen. He's got the skill and talent. Will be showing these off at Roc Day!!!

Legal imprint