Holiday Kilt Pins

This year I started creating pins in a different style for the shop. I always refer to this time of year as sweater season and every sweater deserves a good pin. I created a tutorial on safety pin brooches a few years ago but expanded the idea using kilt pins and shank buttons. This is the first brooch I completed. The turkeys are so perfect–

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Pick Him – Kilt Pin Brooch

As much as I wish I could make more turkey pins, I had the worst time trying to find more and gave up. I’ve skipped directly to Christmas pins! The holidays will be here soon. Can you believe it’s the last week of October already?

Holiday Pins

The gingerbread men are such a cute trio but I think the enamel button truck may be my favorite of the bunch.

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Lapel pins wrapped in silver! What?

Trying something new today. Believe it or not, I have never used any wire other than green floral wire for my pins. Yup, green floral wire. It’s my thing! So now I’m trying out silver wire. It’s still floral wire. I can’t change but so much at once! I’m the apprehensive type. It’s the same gauge, but it feels really different.

I am happy with the results. I wonder if I’ll ditch the green and fully make the switch?

 

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Buttons and Beads

I have a few glass beads left. I need to start buying them online and stop waiting for my local craft stores to have what I want. It is really hard to find just plain round glass beads, all I can find are faceted beads. I absolutely prefer glass beads over plastic. lapelpin020316

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Lapel Pins

I find it difficult to sew after a long day and work and commuting for over an hour in impossible traffic. I just cant focus. I feel like the clock is ticking and as soon as I get into a flow it will be time to go to bed. I prefer to have a completely free day. I am still at the stage where I get frustrated when things don’t turn out perfect which manufactures all the process by the overhead garage storage goodgarage.us in temecula and I need to be able to take my time… or at least have time to rip out the seams and start it over. Buttons are much easier to work with when I just want to start and finish a project or two, or three, in just a few hours.lapelpin020316

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