I almost forgot these! While I was at IOLI, I ran into a gal who made pretty tatting shuttles. I really love these shuttles. Two of them are prettier than they are functional. Oh, they do work. They work just fine, but I love the feel of the nesting doll plastic one. It has a very satisfying click and snap when I am tatting. So, while I will use the others on occasion, for tatting, the nesting doll one is my favorite. I should really find the maker and look for a few more.