Custom Designs

Golding Fiber Tools offers custom designed spindles for customers with a specific design or design idea they would like created for the whorl. The idea goes through a design process, followed by Tom handcrafting the spindle.

Tom can use designs that are special to you, to create a one-of-a-kind spindle. The design for the whorl can be finely scrolled and/or handcarved by Tom, handpainted or scrimshawed by artist Jan Elliott. 12K White Gold Leaf, 24K Yellow Gold Leaf, Copper Mica Powder,and Bronze Mica Powder are optional palettes. Also, in lieu of using our standard bronze alloy ring, we offer a wide range of vintage and decorative rings for you to choose from.

To place an order for a custom designed spindle, and for a quote, contact Tom at 800-710-1872 or email us.

Below are examples of custom spindles that Tom has made in collaboration with customers.

212 "THE BEST CAT IN THE WHOLE WORLD"

3 1/4" Walnut Whorl
Handpainted Inset by Janice Elliott
Dyed Bone Ring
Sterling Silver Hook
1.51 oz

Below:  Views of The Best Cat in the Whole World

211 210
416 "MUSIC"

2 7/8" Bird's Eye Maple
Vintage Sterling Silver Inset (supplied by owner)
Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Hook
2.31 oz
415
562 "GOLDING GIRLS III"

2 3/4" Hard Maple
2 3/4" Maple Whorl that represents the Ravelry Group "Golding Girls", and is laser engraved by Holy Nativity Convent, Brookline, MA
Inlaid  Ring w/Black Finish
1.15 oz

Below: Views of Golding Girls III
561 560
597

"MADAGASCAR RED"

2 7/8" Sugar Maple Whorl
Handpainted Inset by Lucinda Bush
Vintage Copper Ring
Copper Hook

1.74 oz

Below:  Views of Madagascar Red

596

595

730

"FRIGG"

2 3/4" English Bog Oak
Inset Handpainted by Lucinda Bush
Sterling Silver Ring (handtooled at our shop)
Sterling Silver Hook
1.5 oz

964

"JEANNE D'ARC"

3" Russian Bog Oak Whorl (5,460 years old +-50 and comes with a Carbon Dated Certificate of Age)
Vintage Sterling Silver Inset
Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Hook
1.78 oz

Below:  Views of Jeanne d'Arc

963

962

51

"SURVIVING"

2 3/4" Linden Whorl
Pewter Inset w/Pink & Clear Rhinestones
Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Hook
1.82 oz

Below:  Views of Surviving

50

49

137

"KRAKEN"
(Double RingSpindle)

2 7/8" Russian Bog Oak Whorl (5,460 years old +-50) with Carbon Dated Certificate of Age
Labradorite Inset
Abalone Ring w/Black Finish Inner Ring
Sterling Silver Hook

2.31 oz

136

135

144

"PUMPKIN"

3" Bird's Eye Maple
Enamel/Brass Inset
Vintage Dyed Bone Ring
2.36 oz

Variation II
124

Below:  Views of Pumpkin

143

142

265

 "JERUSALEM CROSS"


3 1/2" Ebony Whorl
Vintage Sterling Silver Inset w/Amethyst Gemstone set on a Purpleheart Frame
Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
3.20 oz

Below:  Views of Jerusalem Cross

266

267

369

"GOLDING GIRLS II"

2" Holly Whorl that represents the Ravelry Group "Golding Girls", and is laser engraved by Holy Nativity Convent, Brookline, MA
Inlaid Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
0.9 oz

Also in 2 3/4" at 1.6 oz (not shown)

376

"SEATTLE SEAHAWKS"

3 1/2" Walnut Whorl
Handpainted by Lucinda Bush
Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
2.02 oz

Below:  Views of Seattle Seahawks

375

374

398

"HAWAII"

3" Koa Wood
Vintage Sterling Silver/Amber Inset with Abalone Backing
Vintage Sterling Silver/Mixed Gemstones Ring
Sterling Silver Hook
2.17 oz

Below:  Custom Koa Wood Spindle Stand

395
Below:  Views of Hawaii

397

396

468

"BUMBLEBEE AND THISTLE"

3" Holly Whorl
Cherry Inset Handpainted by Lucinda Bush
Brass Ring (handtooled at our shop)
1.66 oz

SEE LUCINDA'S OTHER PRODUCTS

Below:  Views of Bumblebee and Thistle

467

466

514

"FULL MOON AT THE MOUNTAIN TOP"

3" Linden Whorl (Dyed)
Vintage Brass/Copper Inset (supplied by owner) w/Holly Background
Brass Ring
1.40 oz

 

Below:  Views of Full Moon at the Mountain Top

513

512

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"CAMEO"

2 5/8" Purpleheart Whorl
Cameo Shell Inset (supplied by customer) w/Holly Frame
Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Hook
1.73 oz



Below:  Views of Cameo

559

558

622

"NAVAJO DROP SPINDLE"

2 1/2" Walnut Whorl (handcarved)
1.77 carat Turquoise Inset in Sterling Silver Bezel with Holly Frame
Sterling Silver Ring (handtooled at our shop)
1.15 oz

PLEASE SEE OUR NAVAJO STYLE SPINDLES

621

620

906

"PERIDOT & AMETHYST"

3" Cherry Whorl
Vintage Sterling Silver/Marcasite & Amethyst Gemstone in Ebony Inset
Vintage Sterling Silver/Peridot Ring
1.90 oz

Below:  Views of Peridot & Amethyst

905

 

904

976

"CRACKER JACK"

3" Linden Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
1.82 oz

Please see "Beloved Beans"  below

 

 

 

 

 

792 "MARTIAL ARTS"

3" Purpleheart/Holly Whorl
Vintage Bronze Inset
Antiqued Brass Ring

793 794
7060 "WINTER AT THE FULL MOON"

2 3/4" Walnut Whorl
Handpainted by Owner
Sterling Silver Ring (Hand tooled at our shop)
1.24 oz

Below:  Views of Winter at the Full Moon
7061 7062
454 "HAIDA"
3" Scrolled Walnut Whorl     
Handpainted by Janice Elliott
Sterling Silver Ring
1.76 oz

 

 

"GOLDING GIRLS"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl that represents the Ravelry Group "Golding Girls", and is laser engraved by Holy Nativity Convent, Brookline, MA
Inlaid Bronze Alloy Ring
1.51 oz

"JACOB'S REWARD FARM"

2 3/4"Cherry Whorl, with business logo that is laser engraved by Holy Nativity     Convent, Brookline, MA
Inlaid Bronze Alloy Ring
1.51 oz

Front view of Jacob's Reward Farm

Phone for quote-minimum quantity 20
Three weeks lead time

"STAG IN THE OAKS"

2 3/4" Handcarved and finely scrolled
White Oak Whorl (Design supplied by owner)
Porcelain Inset
Bronze Alloy Ring
1.79 oz

Side view of Stag in the Oaks

"BUTTER BUNNY"
2 3/4" Linden Whorl
Vintage Scrimshaw on Ivory Inset (Button supplied by owner)
Vintage Copper Ring (supplied by Golding)
1.23 oz



Side view of Butter Bunny

"SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Vintage Austrian Inset (supplied by Golding)
Vintage Austrian Ring (supplied by owner)
1.63 oz

"ROBIN MOTH CATERPILLAR"

2" Ebony Whorl
Handpainted by Artist Jan Elliott
Sterling Silver Ring
0.63 oz

Front view of Robin Moth Caterpillar

 

"ONYX ALPACAS"

2 3/4" Linden Whorl
Handpainted Logo by Artist Jan Elliott
Bronze Alloy Ring
1.39 oz

This spindle is good example of using your business logo for the whorl design.

"MAGPIE AND BEE II"


 2 3/4" Cherry whorl, finely scrolled
 Handpainted by Jan Elliott
 Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
 1.56 oz

Side view of Magpie and Bee II

 

"THE JESTER"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Brass/Mother of Pearl Ring
1.01 oz

 

"RHETT AND SCARLET"

2 3/4" Ebony Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Austrian Enamel Ring signed "Laureque"
1.97 oz

"MOSSVALE ALPACAS"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Mother of Pearl/Horn Ring
1.14 oz

 



 

 

Front view of Mossvale Alpacas

 

"BELOVED BEANS"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Bronze Alloy Ring
1.51 oz

"MISS BAILEY"

2 5/8" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
1.38 oz

 

 

Side view of Miss Bailey

 

"MEMORIES OF KAUAI"

2 5/8" Butternut Whorl, finely scrolled
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Abalone Ring
0.94 oz

 

 

Side view of Memories of Kauai

 

"BORDER COLLIE"

3 1/8" Ebony Whorl
Scrimshaw Inset on Vintage Ivory by Jan Elliott
Vintage Horn/Brass Ring
2.01 oz

 

 

 

Side view of Border Collie

 

"HARE IN THE AUTUMN MOON"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Moon
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Bronze Alloy Ring
1.41 oz

"LADYBUGS"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Bronze Alloy Ring
1.41 oz

"THE LIGHTHOUSE"

2 3/4" Butternut Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Mother of Pearl Ring
0.91 oz

 

 

 

 

Side view of The Lighthouse

 

"EL PERRO"

2 3/4" Bog Oak Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Mother of Pearl Ring
1.1 oz

 

 

 

 

Side view of El Perro

 

"BUNNY TRIO"

3" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Copper Ring
1.68 oz

 

 

Side view of Bunny Trio

 

"BULLDOG AND PUG"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott (from a  photo)
Bronze Alloy Ring
1.42 oz

"ANGELS TAKE MANY FORMS"

2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted from a Tattoo by Jan Elliott
Bronze Alloy Ring
1.45 oz

   
   

" DARK STAR ANGORA"
2 3/4" Cherry Whorl, finely scrolled
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Copper Ring

2.52 oz

"FRANCE"
2 3/4" Cherry Whorl, finely scrolledl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Sterling Silver Ring
1.5 oz

 

 

 

 

 

Side view of "France" showing
Vintage Sterling Fleur de Lys Ring




"LION AND LAMB"
2 3/4" Butternut Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Ocean Shell Ring
1.3 oz

 

 

 

 

Thones Et Marthod (French sheep breed)
3" Butternut Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Horn/Bone Ring
1.3 oz

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Farm Logo
2 3/4" Linden whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
1.3 oz

 

 Snowy Owl
 2 5/8" Bog Oak Whorl, finely scrolled
 Handpainted by Jan Elliott
 Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
 1.85 oz
 

 

 

 

Celtic Fiddle
2 3/4" Cherry Whorl, finely scrolled
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Sterling Silver Ring w/Celtic design
1.3 oz

 

 

   
  Joan of Arc
2 3/4" Cherry Whor, finely scrolledl
 Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Petite Needlepoint Ring
1.4 oz
 

Child Angel
2 3/4" Linden Whorl
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
1.4 oz

   Heraldry-Battle Shield
2 3/4 " Walnut Whorl, finely scrolled
Handpainted by Jan Elliott
Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
1.4 oz
 

Unicorn
2 1/2" Butternut Whorl, finely scrolled        Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
Vintage Abalone Ring
1.1 oz

   
  Lothlorien Leaf (from Lord of the Rings, Mallorn Tree)
2 5/8" Cherry Whorl, Handcarved and Scrolled Vintage Sterling Silver Ring with matching leaf design
1.2 oz
 

Buddhist Mandala
3" Walnut Whorl, finely Scrolled
Vintage Brass and Bone Ring
1.6 oz

 

 Dragonfly
 2 3/4" Cherry Whorl, Handcarved and Scrolled Handpainted by artist Jan Elliot
 1.4 oz

 

   Llama and Cria
 
3" Cherry Whorl, finely scrolled
  Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
 1.4 oz
 

 Persian Design
 
2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
 Vintage Copper Ring
 1.4 oz

 

Llama and Alpaca
3" Cherry Whor, finely scrolled
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliot
2.0 oz
 

 

 

   
Buddhist Mandala
2 3/4" Cherry Whorl
Vintage Copper Ring
1.7 oz
 

Mohegan Tribal Symbol
3 1/2" Cherry Whorl
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliot
2.1 oz

 

 

 

Tudor Rose
2 1/2" Cherry Whorl,finely scrolled
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
Vintage Sterling Silver Ring w/roses
1.2 oz

 

Musk Ox (Qiviut fiber)
2 3/4" Cherry Whorl, finely scrolled           Handpainted by artist Jan Elliot
1.4 oz

 

 

 

Aspen Leaves
2 3/4" Walnut Whorl, finely scrolled
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliot
Vintage ring
1.5 oz

 

Black Widow
2 3/4" Butternut Whorl
Finely Scrolled
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
Vintage Sterling Silver ring

  Loon in Cattails
3" Butternut Whorl, finely scrolled
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott

This spindle has a vintage sterling silver
ring engraved with fish.
 



 

Howling Wolf
3 1/2" Black Cherry Whorl, finely scrolled
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliot
2.2 oz

 

Fox
3 1/2" Black Cherry Whorl, finely scrolledl
Handcarved
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
2.1 oz

 

 

 

   

Dragon
Walnut Whorl with pierced Bali ring
Finely Scrolled and Handcarved
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
1.4 oz

 

solid lignum vitae drop spindle

Buffalo
2 3/4" Black Cherry Whorl
Scrolled
Handcarved
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
1.5 oz 

 

 

solid cherry  drop spindle Spinner's Web
2 3/4" Black Cherry whorl
Finely Scrolled
Handcarved
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
1.4 oz
 Morgan Horse, "Liberty"
2 3/4" Black Cherry whorl
Scrolled
Handcarved
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliott
1.4 oz

Alpaca Mother & Cria
2 3/4" Black Cherry whorl
Finely Scrolled
Handcarved
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliot
1.3 oz 


 

 

Skull and Crossbones
2 3/4" Black Cherry whorl
Finely Scrolled
Handcarved
Handpainted by artist Jan Elliot
1.3 oz.