Friday, May 15, 2009

TWO EXOTICS AUCTION IS CLOSED... THANK YOU, BIDDERS!!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VISITED AND TO THOSE WHO BID. HIGH BIDDERS PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR PAYMENT INFORMATION OR USE THE "MAKE A DONATION" BUTTON IN THE LEFT HAND MARGIN FOR MAKING PAYMENT THROUGH PAYPAL.


MORE AUCTIONS COMING SOON!


HAVE A WEEKEND FULL OF WARM MEMORIES AND RESPECT FOR LOVED ONES WHO HAVE PASSED ON THIS MEMORIAL WEEKEND.


PLEASE OH PLEASE click on the picture to see these bigger than life!!

The top hook is made from "Amboina wood, obtained from a local tree (Pterocarpus indicus), is highly valued for ornamental woodwork, is now mostly grown on Seram." From Wickpedia. The wood comes from the island of Ambon and is one of THE most treasured woods for wood turners for its beauty and figure. For that reason, even little samples of the wood go for pretty high prices. LOTS of character in the wood that NO photo can show. You have to hold it and turn it in the light and if you're a wood appreciator, you'll be amazed. In other words... this is a purty one! Its a J sizewise (6mm) and 6 1/2 inches of nonstop hooking beauty, done in the traditional Jimbo style with an ample thumbrest and heel-of-the-hand hugging flare at the handle end. There was a time a couple years ago that I would not have even considered turning such an expensive and exotic wood... but my confidence has grown with practice and.. well here it is!


The bottom hook is Redheart. Redheart is a wood I often use because of its color and grain.. just a beautiful wood to work with. Once in awhile you get a piece that has a little something extra. This is one of those, and that's a GROSS understatement. You just have to click on the photo to get an inkling of the beauty in this hook. A background of red/purple is perfect for the flaming red/orange highlight of this phenominal hook. Absolutely no need to add gegaws, fancy beadwork or accents to this natural beauty. I speaks for itself, but I'll translate to the point of saying it's an H (5mm) and is 6 1/2 inches long.

And they're up for auction!! On this auction, as usual I'll not set a minimum starting bid BUT I will appreciate minimum increases of $5.00

You can send bids up untill Thursday night, May 21st 10pm Pacific Std time. I'm still on jury duty so I might not be here to post bids during the day but will attend to them as I'm available and promise to post bids just as soon as I can.

Per usual you can email bids to me at:

jimbocrochetwhittler@yahoo.com


And once again THANKS for dropping by!

Jimbo

Bids:


Amboinia J:
Kelley goes right to $40
JoBug raises to $50
Claire in Merry old England goes $60
Alice goes to $65


Redheartbreaker H:
Dawn starts us with $35
Kelley again with $40
Robin takes it to $45

4 comments:

Kelley said...

Jimbo, Which hook is which? They are both GORGEOUS, but I'm not sure which hook goes with what description. Help!

Jimbo said...

Sorry Kelley... its fixed now!

JoAnn said...

WOW, WOW, and WOW...now I gotta let the purse strings loose...lol
BEAUTIFUL Jimbo

Claire said...

These are so beautiful and of course the big problem is which one shall I bid for? It would probably be greedy to bid for both and hard on the bank account as well :) I especially love the colours of the wood, they look so rich.