A bit of shawl pin fun!

This past weekend I read a great tutorial by Mimi, over at Eskimimi Makes, on how to make Polymer Clay Shawl Pins.  Her step by step process seemed easy enough, so  I decided to stop in at Joann’s to pick up what I would need to make a shawl pin.  I purchased four colors of clay, a set of Wilton cookie cutters, acrylic spray and a small clay tool set.  I had a great coupon to use at Joann’s, so my approximate cost for supplies came to $25.00 .

I followed Mimi’s process and for my very first attempt, I have to say that I was happy with the way my clay creations turned out.  I ended up with four shawl pins and since I didn’t want to waste the extra clay that was cut away from each pin, I make a few buttons too!

I wasn’t sure what I was going to use for the pin part and thought a DPN might work, but my hubby came to the rescue with a great suggestion.  He had a small piece of 4.50mm dowel rod out in the garage that he cut into 5″ pieces and created points for each piece by simply using a pencil sharpener.  After sanding them a bit, they were ready for the polymer clay tops that I created to match the shawl pin.  Everything went into the oven for the required baking and once cooled, I used an acrylic spray to seal and finish them off.

I had enough clay left over to making four matching buttons!

Now I have shawl pins that I can use for my scarves, shawls and more, as well as a few great decorative buttons.  This was  a fun project that was very affordable and left me with enough clay that I can make more pins or buttons, or even pendants !

Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!

18 thoughts on “A bit of shawl pin fun!

    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you so much Jean :) The pineapple crochet piece was purchased from an antique shop, so I’m so sorry, I don’t have a pattern.

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  1. Bonny

    Wow! You are a very multi-talented lady! These are fabulous! I mean they are truly works of art.

    The second from the top seems to have a blue shimmer/tint to it. Yummy!

    Some of them remind me of marbelized fudge.

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    1. Tina Post author

      LOL …. I kind of had fudge and chocolate on my mind on two of those Bonny :) Thank you so much they were really fun to make!

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    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you so much Simone :). I’m not sure what project I will use the buttons on, but I’m rather excited about using them!

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