Drop Spindle No.227 - Rainbow Kaleidoscope - Acrylic and Alloy Whorl with Lots-O-Sparkle - Free Shipping (US)


Rainbow Kaleidoscope Drop Spindle No.227 - TOP WHORL - Rainbow Stainless Filigree Pendant, Silver, Rainbow Crystals, and Acrylic Whorl with Alloy Weight Ring
- Price includes free-shipping (US only) - PLEASE NOTE: Rainbow Pendant color varies slightly

- WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: Weight: 1.0oz (31g), Whorl: Acrylic/Alloy .3” x 1.74” (8mm x 44mm), SHAFT: the Smaller of the two that I make at .106" (2.7mm) diameter x 8" (20.3cm) length in Hi-Gloss Sun Yellow

Made from a total of 49 individual pieces, this special design incorporates a 1/8" thick acrylic disc that has a groove milled into the bottom surface with a chrome plated alloy ring mounted into it that acts to add weight toward the rim of the whorl for a well balanced and longer spin. The whorl is adorned with a rainbow color ion coated stainless steel filigree pendant mounted onto the surface - along with two silver plated 6-petal bead caps, three multi-crystal bead spacers, 30 rainbow color Preciosa Czech crystal rhinestones, a stainless steel taper spring, and silver plated and stainless steel finding all mounted to a hi-gloss sun yellow colored steel shaft. The shaft is made of high-carbon/spring steel with a heat forged hook, and it is coated with an industrial quality 2-part (color/gloss) powder coat paint. All components are assembled with an industrial quality 2-part epoxy resin for long life

This is an amazing and versatile lighter weight top whorl drop spindle that has a fast spin and good rim weight to handle a wide range of fine fibers.

- 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 (3)


Beautiful spindle, well-made and balanced.will be a joy to spin with!

Gorgeous spindle and lovely spin!

Beautifully balanced, spins for a lonnnng time, and is a delight to use. Since this nearly spins itself, I can focus on drafting out my short-staple cotton and pretty much never have a breakage or an uneven thread. And it's like spinning with jewelry!

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