Pin Heads

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

3 Pin Heads by Amy Crook

3 Pin Heads by Amy Crook

I saw some decorative pin toppers to spruce up people’s pincushions a while back, and I loved the idea, but somehow none of them quite fit my personality. So, I made my own!

The first one is a rather morbid pink bunny head, decapitated just to decorate your sewing box or pincushion. He’s got black button eyes and his smart mouth’s been “sewn” shut with some black polymer clay thread, so he won’t give you any sass. He’s made of polymer clay, fully cured and varnished with some acrylic paint accents. His head’s been mounted on a heavy-gauge 2″ steel bank pin, and he’s ready to decorate your sewing kit.

Next we have a glow-in-the-dark zombie head, decapitated just to decorate your sewing box or pincushion. He’s made of polymer clay, fully cured and varnished with some acrylic paint “blood” accents. His head’s been mounted on a heavy-gauge 2″ steel bank pin, and he’s ready to haunt your sewing.

The last one is a perky purple squid, with metallic gold eyes and ten tiny tentacles. He was painted with acrylic to give him a little dimension, and then given a shiny gloss varnish to finish it. He’s hanging onto a heavy-gauge 2″ steel bank pin, and he’s ready to add his personality to your sewing.

These are all a little bit fragile, so you won’t want to actually use them sew, but the zombie or bunny would make a neat tie tack or lapel pin if you could keep the pointy end from making a pincushion out of you.

The pincushion pictured was made by the wonderful Kirashapedgirl on Etsy.

Pin Heads, polymer clay on 2″ steel bank pins, sold.

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2 Responses to “Pin Heads”

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  1. Sara says:

    Wow, those are really cool and a great way to add personality to your sewing stuff. I know that I myself am a younger sewer and alot of the sewing boxes are geared toward the older crowd, floral patterns that you would find on a couch in the 70’s. I really like the idea. Thanks for sharing!

    • Amy says:

      Thanks! There’s a bunch of pin toppers on Etsy but for the most part the stuff is all flowers or cute cupcakes, so I wanted to make some for the rest of us.