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« on: December 19, 2009 07:24:41 AM »

I'm posting in this thread because what I have made here is more art than craft. 

So I made this shawl pin for my partner in the Secret Santa Wish Swap.  This is the first time I've ever tried making something like this.  I don't know why, but she never posted a picture, so I thought I post it here.

It is rough cut with a scroll saw, hand carved, hand sanded and hand burnished.  It has no finish on it at all.  It is zebrawood, so I tried to capture the stripes in the wood.  There is also no paint or dye on it.

I give you, my first ever shawl pin.





It measures 5 1/2 inches from end to end.  And now that I know I can make it, I intend to make others with different designs.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009 08:06:03 AM »

This is lovely Pinokeeo. I love the way the stripes stand out.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009 07:13:52 AM »

pinokeeo that is just beautiful! Makes me want to start wearing shawls Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010 07:03:12 AM »

I love how it wobbles back and forth, and the stripes of the wood. I wear shawls around the house and at work constantly, and am always having to pull them back up, a shawl pin is an awesome idea! wisted
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010 07:12:14 AM »

That's so flippin' awesome!!!! I have a shawl that could use one of those!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010 10:16:08 AM »

Thank you all for your lovely comments.  I am working on some new designs, so I will be posting more of these.  And who knows, some of them just might end up in swap packages.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010 10:37:16 AM »

Or etsy???
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010 11:16:34 AM »

Or etsy???
At this time I will probably say no.  I have trouble keeping up as it is.  I already have a small business that I work at, and it keeps me busy.

If you are interested in a personal swap or purchase, PM me.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2010 06:17:46 PM »

this is just beautiful. i have no use for a shawl pin, but this would make a great wall hanging. i just love the stripes!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2010 06:46:15 PM »

Thanks.  That might be an interesting concept.  It's not very big.
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