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Mar 20, 2017 07:24:50   #
Bunbun
 
you can also glue a bead or button to the top of the chopstick.
 
Mar 20, 2017 07:29:02   #
Caroline Currer
 
Paksenarion wrote:
Diy here. Something like a wooden curtain ring, and use a chop stick to pin through it. Add some beads or wrap in sparkly stuff to personalize it.

Nail polish works wonderfully as a paint on chopsticks


What a great idea! Thank you.
Mar 20, 2017 07:33:05   #
RobynMay
 
We make ours. Two of our spinning ladies do silvermithing so we get spoilt for choice. Also a bamboo crochet hood works. Woodworkers are usually happy to turn them up.
Some don't work so well because they fall out or if they are accidentally leant on - they snap.
Mar 20, 2017 07:43:47   #
Beverooni
 
Betsy has several designers. I have bought at least a dozen of the type out mention. This is one of my favorites.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLegacyContinues?ref=l2-shop-info-name
Mar 20, 2017 07:54:10   #
laminitagirl
 
I just used a dpn, about a size 7 if I remember!
Mar 20, 2017 07:54:50   #
penelope
 
m_azingrace wrote:
Lots of nice shawl pins on Etsy, and not all expensive.


I agree. Etsy is a great place to find them.
 
Mar 20, 2017 08:10:25   #
alidakyle
 
CBB wrote:
Where does one obtain shawl pins? Are they strictly a specialty item, available in either boutiques or jewelry stores, or can you find them in department stores? I'm thinking of the ones that are like what we used to call stick pins. I haven't seen those for sale anywhere since I was a girl. I've tried myself using a brooch, but the ones with a long enough pin are usually pretty heavy.

I'm in the beginning stages of planning for a wedding shawl for one of my virtual children, and would love to include a pretty shawl pin with it. I haven't seen any for sale, other than occasionally here at KP in the classifieds. If any of you who make these have any in stock, feel free to message me privately. I haven't seen the dress, and I only know the color, so I really am just window shopping at this point.

Any other tips or suggestions greatly appreciated.
Where does one obtain shawl pins? Are they strictl... (show quote)


I saw beautiful ones at a knitting fair I went to. If you are near one, that would be a great place to look. Prices seemed reasonable to me.
Mar 20, 2017 08:24:31   #
grannybird4
 
Check at Pat Catan if you have one in your area. I got one there.
Mar 20, 2017 08:39:47   #
somnus
 
I made my own using old knitting needles and beads...at least they were unique and served their purpose at little cost! Bent the needles into varius shapes....old alumonium ones are the easiest to bend!
Mar 20, 2017 08:43:02   #
knitwitty
 
Go to the top of this page and hit "search" then type in "Shawl Pin" You will get a lot of suggestions but check them all out as there are websites in some of them and some really innovative ideas also. Good luck!
Mar 20, 2017 08:48:09   #
EstherOne
 
CBB wrote:
Where does one obtain shawl pins? Are they strictly a specialty item, available in either boutiques or jewelry stores, or can you find them in department stores? I'm thinking of the ones that are like what we used to call stick pins. I haven't seen those for sale anywhere since I was a girl. I've tried myself using a brooch, but the ones with a long enough pin are usually pretty heavy.

I'm in the beginning stages of planning for a wedding shawl for one of my virtual children, and would love to include a pretty shawl pin with it. I haven't seen any for sale, other than occasionally here at KP in the classifieds. If any of you who make these have any in stock, feel free to message me privately. I haven't seen the dress, and I only know the color, so I really am just window shopping at this point.

Any other tips or suggestions greatly appreciated.
Where does one obtain shawl pins? Are they strictl... (show quote)


One of the LYS near me sells shawl pins, about $25 - $40 (Canadian).

I have made some to give away myself: I found some coloured, 2.5mm, knitting needles at the dollar-store.
With the help of 2 pairs of pliers (gripping part padded with some scrap fabric or stick-on felt) I bent them in a figure 8. The tip I left the way it was, on the opposite end I glued a bead (hole in the bead just large enough to slide it onto the needle). A second needle I cut off to length about an inch longer than the figure 8. Glued another bead on the cut end. Presto, shawl pin done, for a total cost of $3.00.
I have seen (in fact got the inspiration from) similar pins for sale for around US$40.
 
Mar 20, 2017 08:51:55   #
st1tch
 
Try bethshangirl, she's a member on KP and makes some real beauties. If you look at the top of the home page, click on the User List then put her name in the search bar. She also has a shop on Etsy but I don't know the shop name, sorry.
Mar 20, 2017 08:55:54   #
hrchannel
 
EBay...tons to choose from and you decide what you're willing to pay.
Mar 20, 2017 08:59:14   #
lainey_h (a regular here)
 
Cheryl Miller wrote:
Jul Designs. Accessories Unlimited.


Just about to recommend them. They are beautiful, and maybe what you want for something special: http://juldesigns.com/shawl-pins/
Mar 20, 2017 08:59:39   #
elizabethkea
 
Check your local thrift stores, you may find what you are looking for there. I volunteer at my churches thrift store and we usually have some there. You never know what people will donate. Some are vintage and really beautiful.
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