Sorry, I can barely resist a good pun, and I don't even try to resist a bad one. That was a bad pun.
I met Helen the way you meet people online- we were both friends of another wonderful person (who I have never met in real life... oh wait, maybe I did meet Suzze at a Bouchercon or Mayhem in the Midlands... anyway) who thought that we should get together, beings that we both like mysteries, and we both like to knit, and we both like to spin. And Helen, as Halla, makes wonderful original spindles from polymer clay!
Suzze was right- Helen and I hit it off, and after looking through her spindle designs, I knew that I not only wanted one for myself (even before I ventured back into spindle-spinning mode), but also for each of the Grandgirls, who are all new spinners- because, amazing of all amazings, in and amongst the wonderful Halla catalog, were spindles that reflected 3 of the 4 girls' totems.
Though there are many many designs that will please Voracious Reader (the one who sparked the spinning craze among her cousins), I'm waiting a bit before I order her spindle because Helen just might... maybe... hint hint... design a spindle with a book/reading theme. If so, I'll be on that in a flash.
If you're on Facebook, *like* the Halla page- you'll find descriptions, pictures, and info for ordering spindles. Most of that stuff is also on the website, along with a contact e-mail for further questions. You can order spindles directly from her, or from one of several vendors (including The Woolery).