I recently had the wonderful chance to add a bit of rarity to my jewelry. Something to make it a little bit more... out of this world. A little something that made me space out with the possibilities!
Okay, two is enough for the space puns. ^_^
This is a lovely pin made with small anodized aluminum scales in a frost color. These scales are a bit more special than the average. They were part of a much larger batch done by The Ring Lord for use by NASA. Some 22,000 scales were made to shield a seismograph on the Mars InSight unit. They're about 42% lighter than standard anodized aluminum scales (which are, admittedly, already pretty light) and have been a joy to work with so far. The thought of making things with supplies that will have kin in space just tickles me!
As soon as I have more professional pictures, I will have this pin type available on my Etsy page and my personal website. Next I'll be working on a brooch style with a smaller pin back.
Nova Flower Pin - $40 Length - 2.25 inches actual pin length, 3 inches with flower. 2 inches in width at flower. Anodized aluminum scales, bright aluminum rings, nickel-free pin base (good for cloaks, kilts, heavy fabrics)