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MAKE BEAUTIFUL HEIRLOOM HATPINS

The hobby of collecting hatpins has been termed "hatpinology."
Generally speaking, collectors consider the era to be 1850-1920
and extended through pre World War II.

During the late 1820's, a machine was developed for making and heading pins. It was patented in the United States in 1831 and in England and France in the two years following. A team of 10 men could produce 48,000 pins a day with the aid of the machine. Prior to the machine, a skilled pinner could hand wrought 20 pins a day.

It is interesting to note that the term "pin money" goes back centuries to the handmade, expensive pins, and to the custom of giving a lady a gift of money for the purchase of pins.

Stick Pins

Hat Pins and Clutches

Straight 6" Solid Nickel Silver Hatpins (without Heads) @ $3.75 dozen
Straight 6" Solid Brass Hatpins (without Heads) @ $3.00 dozen

Hat Pins


Hatpin Clutches with Rubber Insert

Nickel Silver @ $3.00 dozen
Brass @ $3.75 dozen

Clutches


2 mm Ribbed Gold Crimp Beads (Pkg. 100) @ $1.75
2 mm Ribbed Silver Crimp Beads (Pkg. 100) @ $1.75


G-S Hypo Tube Cement

G-S Hypo Tube (Watch Crystal) Cement

.33 oz. with precision tip, strong secure and quick to dry
Perfect for bead work . . . $3.90 each




Brass Rondells

4mm solid brass rondells (ideal accent and spacer beads, see hatpin/stickpins above)
4mm solid brass rondells (16" strand) $9.50
4mm silver rondells (16" strand) $10.50




ABOVE HATPINS MADE ON 2-1/2" CORSAGE PINS
(WITH ROUND PEARL HEADS)


Corsage Pins 2-1/2" One Dozen @ .50
(ROUND PEARL HEAD)



2-1/2" Corsage Pins. For a 'vintage' look, the pearl head has been removed (use pliers).
Some beads are from our 'Glass Bead' mix, others are semiprecious stones, and brass.


HANDMADE (LAMPWORK) GLASS BEADS

Assorted Glass Beads (12 per pkg.) $2.90 ea. pkg.
6 or more packages at $2.75 ea. package!


SUPER ECONOMY PACKAGE 144 Glass Beads (12 dozen) $31.50

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