We designed, hammered and twisted 1/8" diameter aluminum wire to make this unique shawl pin or hair pin. Aluminum makes it much lighter than it appears. Really! We smoothed all the edges so that it will not catch on your shawl. This pin would work best on an open weave/ knit type garment and is NOT intended for tightly woven fabric.
The pin measures about 2 3/8- 2 7/8" (6.1 - 7.3cm) across and about 1 1/4-1 3/8" (3.2-3.6cm) across the widest part. The stick pin part with the spiral on top that slips through the main design to secure the pin is about 3 1/2- 3 7/8" (8.9 -9.9cm) long.
Every item is handmade by us so there are some slight variations in size which is why we give the range of sizes the item will be. It is helpful to pull out a ruler when you read the measurements so that you can get a true sense of size since it's often hard to tell just from photos. You can gently bend the outer edges of the main piece to create a looser or tighter fit with the pin.
This pin would work best on a knit or crocheted open weave type garment and is not intended for tightly woven cloth fabric. It can be worn as a sweater brooch too!
Although we hammer the metal to give it extra rigidity and strength it is still quite bendable and malleable and may not work well for your hair if you are using it as a hair pin. It only holds a small amount of hair depending on the kind of hair you have.
All our jewelry comes wrapped in colorful tissue paper, in a nice gift box and tied with a bow ready for gift giving.
Celtic Double Crossed Loops Aluminum Shawl Pin, Handmade in Oregon , Knitter Gift Handmade - EP2N898XA