We believe shawl pins should not only be beautiful. They should be interesting.
We are inspired by travel and art, ethnic and historic design and the natural world. We bring these influences into our collections and work to tell the stories that informed the shapes we produce for you. We want these stories to be part of what makes our pieces interesting and we always care whether they are beautiful. You spend time making your garments and accessories. You look for gorgeous and sensuous materials and devote your physical energy to what you create. We feel a sense of responsibility to respond to that devotion and attention by devoting and attending to the ornaments we make that help you to feel fabulous in your knitted and crocheted creations.
Handmade Fair Trade in Indonesia
Stick length: 4 inches
Total length: 5.25 inches
Who doesn't love pollinators? This lovely filigree honeybee was a long time in the making. We started working on this design over a year ago. We began with a realistic design but our wax worker, who was to carve the wax that would become a metal master in the lost-wax casting process, passed on the project saying that our detail was to fine. Several simpler iterations were similarly rejected. In a moment of frustration and insight I said - let's just make it in filigree! My Balinese creative partner, Agus, can do filigree designs in his sleep. Filigree is a conventional Balinese visual language that Agus has so deeply internalized that it is virtually effortless for him to come up with beautiful swirling designs and delicate lines. We are delighted with the results and we think you will be too.