Black and Red Glass Shawl Pin Lamp Work Bead and Thick 14 Gauge Sterling Silver #2
I've just become aware of the use of these pins in the winter. This is made to hold a woolen shawl in place. It can also be a sweater pin or even look really good on a felt or crocheted hat. My lamp work bead has a small eye watching over you. The Sterling Silver wire is just the right tension and the curve is to accommodate the thickness of a knit. The pin has to be manipulated from the point end because if you simply try to open or close it in the same way you might with a safety pin, the bead will get in the way! It is so much more enjoyable in the hand than in a picture.