Sunday, October 21, 2007

Screwed

.....Honestly! get your minds out of the gutter. Ordinarily I keep my jewelry life separate from my knitting life. I always feel a little weird about self promotion. Today I'm going to show off a little with my new concept for a shawl pin. Most shawl pins are either the stick type that weave in and out or the circle style with a pin that pulls up the fabric and goes through.





I came up with an idea for a round pin that screws in. I made a prototype in copper and then did the finished piece in sterling silver. I added a few granulations in the center to make it a little interesting. Here I am modeling it in my lovely blue bathroom. It really holds very securely and well.....I think it looks pretty sweet.

Hope to have a couple of these in my Etsy store soon.

Better hit the hay...back to work tomorrow. One of these days I'll get that Moebius Cowl started!

BTW...I'm on Ravelry now, look for me Larjmarj!

17 comments:

Shorty said...

Gorgeous! I'll have to save up and get one for Christmas.

Yippie, Marj is on Ravelry! Has is sucked up most of your time yet? Or do you have more self control than I have?

See you soon!

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

What a cool concept - love it! Now I have to find something to actually knit to give it a home.

Amanda said...

That is beautiful. I'm going to be buying some stuff soon. I have to remind myself that these will be gifts......maybe... ;-) My stepsister will surely be inspired by you. She used to make jewerly and other stuff when she went to CCS.

Sharon said...

I was just at Stitches East, and there were tons of shawl pins for sale in the marketplace. Some of them were quite unique. But your pin definitely stands out from the crowd. It's lovely. And welcome to Ravelry. It's much fun.

Miss T said...

Nice! I love the spiral design.

lobstah said...

Sorry to hear about your husband's job :( Hope things get straightened out real soon.

And, that pin is GORGEOUS! I feel like an idiot, I didn't know you made jewelry! I checked out the etsy shop and, wow, I'm very impressed!

Nora said...

Ooooooohhhhhh! Please let me know when they're in stock.

amanda j said...

Beautiful and much more like something I would wear. Yay!

Knittinreed said...

Oh, how beautiful!!!

schrodinger said...

Welcome to ravelry! You should be boasting about your pin, what a great design!!!!

Hasbu said...

Beautiful! I might have to order one from you some day. :)

Dipsy said...

Wow! I mean, seriously:WOW!!! This is ever so beautiful Xmas is close, I'll have to think about ordering it... ;)

Batty said...

That pin is just incredible. I mean, it's classy and innovative and artistic. I think I need one.

AR said...

Oh man! That is gorgeous! Great job.

Scattered Gemini said...

Oh hey! That's a very creative idea and the piece is just lovely and fun.

I need to start my holiday wish list!

Bea said...

Oh I like that. Its a fabulous idea. I haven't really seen any before that I like but this is good.

jae said...

I think I may have to leave a hint for my hubby for christmas. It's a gorgeous pin! And perfect for my shawls. I don't like the ones that weave in and out as they stretch the knitting out of shape.