Welcome to your next lightweight spindle. This is a 14" large top-whorl spindle, handpainted in acrylic paints and lightly sealed to ward away the moisture. Because they are not lacquered heavily, there is enough grip to be able to hold the yarn and handle and flick the spindle without throwing it all over the room.
Never used a drop spindle before? I recommend YouTube, and the wealth of information found therein! That's where I learned, and eventually decided that the world needed more affordable spindles that were still decorative. These are made from oak, pine or poplar dowels and wood rosettes. We sand and drill what needs to be sanded and drilled, and then the painting and staining fun begins!
These spindles are lightweight (around 1.5 oz), balanced, and long enough to park for drafting if you need to, and light enough to keep spinning for a long time if you're a more advanced spindler.
I hope you have as much fun spinning on it as we do making them all.
Pink and White Morning Glory Large Drop Spindle