Monday, February 6, 2012

New Shawl Pins

I've been working on some new shawl pin styles lately.  I love making these pins even though they can be quite labor intensive.   I love creating textured ones and highlighting with mica powders and pigments in various colors and then embedding Swarovski crystals.  The bead at the end of the sticks in the ones shown below are created in a similar way to how I make my Double-sided Textured Beads.  

You might recognize the texture I used in these ones shown below which are from my friend Helen Breil.  I love her textures so much and they are so versatile.

These are using the same texture sheets but using a mokume gane technique.  They are not my usual style but I really like the more organic look to them.

Tomorrow I will continue with the remaining Pantone Spring 2012 color recipes.


ArtFairly Aware said...

I love these!

Bedecked Beads said...

These pins are great. Do you just cover standard head/eye pins? You certainly have a great variety..wonderful!