Category Archives: Spintops

*Auction* Spinning top x Pendant by Beau Barrett

Spins clean heads up or down.
Spins clean heads up or down.

Pink Lemonade Pendant x Top

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Winning: Mary Ransom

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Ending On: September 15, 2014 12:00 pm

A spinning pendant? Wearable top? Even spins heads up or heads down.

Either way, it's a well balanced situation...

A striped pattern in Canary yellow and blush pink...

43mm tall x 25mm diameter.

3.5mm hole size.

Category: pendants

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  1. Mary Ransom bid $32.00 on September 14, 2014 11:18 pm
  2. josh arleth bid $26.00 on September 14, 2014 11:48 am
  3. Racer bid $8.00 on September 14, 2014 10:34 am

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*Auction* Sunday Spinner trio #2

Powerhouses of angular momentum, ready and willing.
Powerhouses of angular momentum, ready and willing.

Sunday Spinner Trio #2

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Ending On: September 16, 2014 9:00 am

A little crew of fun pocket spinners to bring more angular momentum into your life. Contemplate how everything spins... All three spin straight and clean.  Largest (white/green sparkle ribbon twist) measures 38mm x 22mm diameter.

Thank you!  Enjoy!

Category: spintops

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  1. Mary Ransom bid $31.00 on September 14, 2014 11:14 pm
  2. Mary Ransom bid $21.00 on September 14, 2014 11:13 pm
  3. Racer bid $12.00 on September 14, 2014 12:30 pm

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*Auction* Sunday Spinner trio #1

Little spinners, good to go.
Little spinners, good to go.

Sunday Spinner Trio #1

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A little crew of fun pocket spinners to bring more angular momentum into your life. Contemplate how everything spins...

All three spin straight and clean (largest) measures 32mm x 21mm diameter.

Thank you! Enjoy!

Category: spintops

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  1. josh arleth bid $15.00 on September 14, 2014 1:36 pm

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Pendant x Spin Top Auction!

Blue Violet Pendant x Top

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Winning: Kyra Toug.

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Ending On: September 12, 2014 12:00 am

A spinning pendant? Wearable top? Either way! Even spins heads up or heads down. It's a balanced situation...

A striped pattern in wisteria, blue and pastel blue-green.

45mm tall x 44mm diameter.

3.5mm hole size.

 

Category: pendants

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  1. Kyra Toug. bid $36.00 on September 11, 2014 10:01 pm
  2. Kyra Tough bid $31.00 on September 11, 2014 9:53 pm
  3. Mary Ransom bid $28.00 on September 11, 2014 7:30 pm
  4. josh arleth bid $23.00 on September 11, 2014 6:59 pm
  5. indigo bid $5.00 on September 11, 2014 4:37 pm

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Spins heads up/heads down.
Spins heads up/heads down.

Sunday Spintop Origami! Art & Craft, one in the same…

It’s Sunday, you’re either out and about playing, hustling or struggling, at home sitting, playing etc. Maybe you have kids and you all need a project?

Our son is 5.  With a “project” in his hands his attention is so concentrated and still. You can observe the place where he goes from the chatter and into the flow. It’s different for everyone but  he’s a quiet worker when he’s working with something he has practice with, he goes into the process and brings something back besides a new creation. There’s smiles and standing up straight. There’s excitement to be alive. “I made this! Look what I did all by myself!” Just saying, it doesn’t matter what it is, if you can find a place to slow down and try something challenging, and learn something new, it will open you up.

Atom at work. He has a little spot between Shani and my torch stations to work in. That's where his torch would go if/when he's onto that.
Atom at work. He has a little spot between Shani and my torch station to work in. That’s where his torch would go if/when he’s onto that. It’s all hooked up under the bench…

Like folding paper. It’s paper, but spend a few hours with colorful squares and it becomes something else. Paper will never be the same to you after that. You will see things you never saw before from then on. Like how you never noticed (insert activity/craft/hobby) here until you did it, you opened up a new spot, you turned a different light on, now it’s everywhere!

Before the internet (I’m a whopping 35 years old). I used to check out books at the library!   These were usually how-to crafty type of books. Paper airplanes, science experiments, how-to-draw books, knot tying. If it’s something you can do with two hands I’m probably interested in knowing how. I’ve even tried knitting and crochet, I was terrible at it but am happy to know how it’s done in case I need to fashion a pair of ugly mittens real quick. 🙂 “Just don’t forget the tassel’s bro!”

It’s like that with everything. You might have an affinity for certain materials and attitudes, but they all have value and they all have hidden insights and provide wonderful contrast to their inevitable counterparts. You can’t go wrong people.

If you adopt, identify and associate with just one aspect of this experience, the ability to understand and make connections with other aspects will be greatly compromised.

The war of art, or the war of craft, in the center of each you will find all kinds of flow. The war is won and lost, simply by succeeding or failing to start. As soon as you begin, everything changes…

Your determination humility and bravery to try new things, and be open to the idea that who you are, may be something you have to work hard to discover. To raise your determination to a higher level than the resistance that will keep you to afraid to try.  There is little that can be understood about certain things without doing, without trying because failure is even more educational than success. If you pass GO the first time around, it’s still there waiting for the next pass. Pass go knowing that it’s a blessing, that some folks get slammed in the intersection and slow down, take it all in, then maybe you see and understand a few things to help you through the next time around.  Because you have to. Things will be different then so you need to look close again, and connect what you learned now, with what you’ll learn then. “A-haa!”

 

The saying “jack of all trades and master of none” is kind of true, but needs salt once things get rolling.  Having a focus is  important, but you have to look up and away from time to time.

All that focus you cultivate and brew, when you bring it up to aim at an outside target, it is charged.  It has the potential to spark and ground something in here, with something else “out there”.  These are the “A-ha!” moments, no matter how big or small. When you have them, you’ve broken new ground and this is being more of who you are. This is the universe being more of what IT is.

Even if it’s just you, sitting at the dining room table by yourself or with your kids trying to figure out how to fold squares of paper and assemble them into a spinning piece of something just to see what it’s like. To see if you can, and to say you did. Then they’re laying around when your friend comes over and you talk about it…

Ellie had commented on some of my glass spinning tops on Facebook and I noticed some Origami in her profile. (Cause I can’t-not see it ya know?) Next level is that she has these guides on Snapguide for making SPINNING origami.

Wanna make one? Go get at it then!  Thanks Ellie!

Spinning tops made by Ellie Kneeland
Spinning tops made by Ellie Kneeland

     Check out her other published guides here!

The Spindub Movie – Glass Spinning Tops by Beau Barrett

Here’s a kind of demo for some blown borosilicate glass spin tops that you can run with two hands.

I didn’t get too carried away with hard spins here, with multiples going,  but you can really rip these things if you’re brave like that.  I’m looking forward to making more of these taller ones and seeing what’s possible there. I will likely be adding some like these to the store soon.

This was also a crash course in using windows movie maker. Kept it simple 😉 3 minutes would be kind of long but it’s spinning tops! Thank you! Enjoy!

 

Crystal Tracer Spindant Auction!

Crystal Tracer Spindant

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A hollow blown borosilicate glass Pendant x Top = Spindant made by Beau Barrett.  Clear glass with a white/blue-green/white dot stack tracer tip.  A really nice sturdy spinner-pendant.

38mm x 21mm

Category: spintops

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  1. Mary Ransom bid $15.50 on September 6, 2014 1:08 pm
  2. Josh Arleth bid $11.00 on September 6, 2014 10:35 am
  3. Lynn bid $7.75 on September 5, 2014 11:55 pm [auto]
  4. drew holdiman bid $7.50 on September 5, 2014 11:55 pm
  5. Lynn bid $7.25 on September 5, 2014 11:33 pm [auto]
  6. drew holdiman bid $7.00 on September 5, 2014 11:33 pm
  7. Lynn bid $6.25 on September 5, 2014 9:36 pm [auto]
  8. drew holdiman bid $6.00 on September 5, 2014 9:36 pm
  9. Lynn bid $5.75 on September 5, 2014 9:35 pm [auto]
  10. drew holdiman bid $5.50 on September 5, 2014 9:35 pm
  11. Lynn bid $5.25 on September 5, 2014 3:59 pm
  12. Taylor Trah bid $1.00 on September 5, 2014 3:34 pm

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Blown borosilicate glass spinning top x pendant by Beau Barrett
Blown borosilicate glass spinning top x pendant by Beau Barrett.

Clear glass is the glass that says “glass”.  It shows everything while bending it’s light.  I’ll talk it up all day because it’s the solvent of color. Like water but not at all. Borosilicate is an amorphous solid (non-crystalline). Created from around 80% silica and a mix of a few other ingredients to give the appropriate attributes.  The silica can be melted mostly on it’s own to make fused quartz for super high-temp applications.

All real glass starts with a basis of silica.

To the sky, from the earth.

Like a volcano.

We move it with fire.

There’s other glass-like materials, like clear acrylic and lucite that can be somewhat attractive. But glass actually occurs in nature.  Ever hear of Tektite?

Tektites (from Greek τηκτός “tēktos”, molten) are gravel-size bodies that are composed of black, green, brown or gray, natural glass that are feormed from terrestrial debris ejected during extraterrestrial impacts.


Whereas Lucite…

Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a transparent thermoplastic often used as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.

Although it is not technically a type of glass, the substance has sometimes historically been called acrylic glass. Chemically, it is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. The material was developed in 1928 in several different laboratories by many chemists such as William Chalmers, Otto Röhm and Walter Bauer and was first brought to market in 1933 by the Rohm and Haas Company, under the trademark Plexiglas.[4] It has since been sold under many different names, including Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex.

Not trying to say glass is superior, just that I like the way it feels in my hands. Kind of like a rock.

Nothing is easy. Nothing is simple. There’s always more than you ever thought you knew.

Fume Burst Spin Top Auction!

Auction below. Thanks all! fumespinner1c

Fume Burst Spinner

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Ending On: September 6, 2014 8:00 pm

A smooth and enchanting borosilicate glass spinning top. Hollow and sealed with an entrapment of ghostly silver fume within the clear depths. Spins clean heads or tails down. White dot tracer tip.

37mm x 19mm diameter.

Thanks all!

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  1. Claudia bid $35.55 on September 6, 2014 4:14 pm [increased max bid]
  2. Claudia bid $35.55 on September 6, 2014 1:33 pm [auto]
  3. Thia bid $35.50 on September 6, 2014 1:33 pm
  4. Claudia bid $33.50 on September 5, 2014 11:15 pm
  5. indigo bid $32.50 on September 5, 2014 5:25 pm
  6. Claudia Marseille bid $26.00 on September 5, 2014 3:29 pm
  7. Zac Cohen bid $20.50 on September 5, 2014 12:21 pm [auto]
  8. Jodie Ervin bid $20.00 on September 5, 2014 12:21 pm
  9. Zac Cohen bid $15.50 on September 5, 2014 11:53 am [auto]
  10. josh arleth bid $15.00 on September 5, 2014 11:53 am
  11. Zac Cohen bid $1.00 on September 5, 2014 11:51 am

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“Procession of Precision and Precession…” new spintops and such.

Working to get the last few tops I have finished up for sale in the store.  I just added these this morning. Thanks all!

dropspinner1a
Stacked Drop Spinner $32
cobaltsparklespinner1
Cobalt Sparkle Spinner $25
bullseyesaucer1
Bullseye Saucer Spinner $38
Procession of Precession   $175