Friday, February 08, 2013
On the bench- sampler of sizes and types of fibula pins
The large pin from 12 gauge wire is not to be used on tight fabric but, is wonderful to attach your loose knit scarves, shawls and sweaters embellishing them. Next, using 16 gauge wire which here I used copper, brass and tinned copper as a trio set that are thinner and can be used on medium knit pieces. We now are getting down to the smallest in the collection in where 18 gauge was used to make these much smaller versions. The smaller style can be used on a tighter yet knit with some having beads to add to the aesthetic.
All of my work are work hardened by bending, hammer and tumbler to with stand years of use. Oxidation or antiquing adds depth and can be added also to the copper and the sterling silver options. There are some added from time to time to the shoppe but, is an option you can request for a small fee.