Each shawl pin set is hand sculpted and includes the ring and the pin. The set allows you to creatively gather open weave fabrics (knit, crochet and woven) and secure then closed. The shawl pins can also be used to pull back and secure your hair.
The designs you see here are created from polymer clay canes. I make these canes with a technique called Millefiori, mimicking Venetian glass work, by layering, wrapping and rolling colors together and then curing them in an oven.
This technique creates vivid, multi size pieces that I am able to use as appliques onto many different surfaces. Here, I’ve used them to make hand formed buttons, creating a one of a kind gift, from start to finish. Also, since there is no paint involved, the colors will not fade, wear off or run. With continued use, the surface will patina into richer colors and a shinier surface as it absorbs the oils in your hands! These clay actually gets prettier with use.