All the spindles and stands are fully hand made by Cynthia D. Haney. All the shafts and whorls are hand turned. The hooks are custom shaped hammered and polished copper. The whorls have a notch to help guide the yarn to the hook. Each spindle is numbered, marked with its weight and the date, signed by Cynthia, then receives multiple coats of protective varnish. Pictures are taken against white fabric in case your device shows otherwise.