05 June 2007

Before and After

Shawl pin blanks waiting to be hammered and polished for a wholesale order:

...then after, when they are ready to be labelled, bagged and boxed:


In other news, the mohair is in time out. We aren't speaking to each other right now. ;)

And now...back to work.

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Blogger Laritza said...

I can not tell shapes from the pictures but they look beautiful! Please let us know when they are done!

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oy. This looks like a load of work - but a very satisfying one, I'd say!

12:15 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

Time out from an uncooperative WIP is always good!

3:01 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

Romi, WOW! I just went through your shop and I love your work! Especially the Elements Collection, those are truly amazing. : )

6:25 AM  
Blogger hege said...

I love seeing all that gleaming metal :)

6:32 AM  
Blogger Faith! said...

dazzling! what amazing pictures! It gets my magpie juices flowing- I just want to put them in my pocket!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Sereknitty said...

I'm in lust ... the copper pins are especially lovely!

7:33 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

Wow, those look amazing. You must have spent a lot of time of those!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

The pins are amazing! I'm sure the mohair will realize the error of it's ways soon enough.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Rosemary-I would have a hard time finding a shawl worthy of such gorgeous pins. I like the silver and the copper.

I hope you and your mohair come to an understanding.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Knits & Stitches said...

Those are amazingly gorgeous!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Amanda1 said...

I'm so happy for you for being able to do what you love like that. What a blessing!

Your shawl pins are on my wishlist!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Looks like a lot of work but I bet it is fun work! I will have to buy a pin of yours when I get some extra money. I think they are very pretty.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Love those pictures! One of those charming copper figure 8s is on its way to me via one of your retailers.

I hope the mohair is learning its lesson.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Those are beautiful shawl pins! I don't know how to use one, but then, it will probably be another decade before I finish my first shawl. Sorry about the mohair. I find a good timeout works wonders in bringing unruly yarn under control.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

That top picture is really cool! Beautiful, beautiful pins.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Chloe Sparkle said...

Those pictures are breath taking! You are a wonderful artist.

2:01 PM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

I agree that this looks like a lot of work! And, bad mohair -- BAD, mohair!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Pretty pretty!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Sivia said...

Talk about making order from chaos! Holy moly! I think you will be the KIC (Knitter In Charge) when you get back to that bad mohair!

5:13 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

::twitch:: Gorgeous!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

Wow! That's a lot of shawl pins. The little I can see of them looks very very pretty. I imagine the bagging and boxing and whatnot might be a bit tedious. Or is that a kind of fun part? Or better yet, something you can delegate to the young men in the family? May one ask where they're headed? You know, in case one was pondering something...

8:09 PM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

You can easily catch up to me on Peacock -- I had to rip back to my lifeline! I'm finally back to row 205...maybe we'll finish at the same time. Gee, I love your pins.

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A wholesale order, good for you!

Bad, mohair, bad!

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Knittypants said...

Wow, that looks like an amazing amount of work. All nice and shining.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous anmiryam said...

Mohair frequently needs timeouts. I think it's genetic.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Time out is just what you needed! Those shawl pins are beautiful.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I just ripped back a bunch of mohair on a shawl....I feel your pain.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

That looks like a huge order! I love the curve that you put in your pieces. Very nice!

6:45 AM  
Blogger AR said...


Hope that naughty mohair stops acting up soon.

7:47 AM  

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