Pinsanity

Well, last year my fascination was with all things K-Beauty; this year I have moved on to an utter obsession with the ubiquitous lapel pin. I received my first pin, a little death’s head moth, as an extra when I purchased a piece of grim stitchery from embroidery artist Adicopere …I remember looking at it and thinking “huh, this is cool… but what am I supposed to do with it?”

Not long afterward, I spied this image on instagram, via bloodmilk, and it all became clear.

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A search on instagram for #pingame or #pingamestrong will show you many such images of heavily laden, pin-studded jackets, but no doubt most of you already know that by now–and are either in on the madness as a collector, or if you are an artist you are cashing in on the trend hand over fist. And I don’t blame you–the people want what they want, so if you can make some money off of their desires with a gorgeous, high-quality product, you should totally do that!  Sadly, I fall into the money-spending, not money-making camp.

Not a wearer of leather jackets (in Florida? Good lord no), I began impaling an asymmetrical black jacket/sweater/thing that I had on hand, but was acquiring these marvelous little pins at an unholy speed (as far as my obsessions go, this one is pretty cheap and led to frequent purchases) and I soon ran out of material and space!
What to do?

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I had something in mind for display purposes: a special corkboard for the pins that were not being worn at the time.  But in my minds-eye, this was a very specific design. It must be coffin-shaped, and the cork pinning part must, must, must be black. Finally, at the end of an exhaustive search, I found Life After Death Design, whose etsy shop held a few things that might fit the bill.  I contacted the exceedingly helpful Rachael for a custom order, and in a flurry of emails she revealed that they had just made the exact thing for another customer…for the very same reason. Perfect! And if you are in the market for a coffin-shaped lipstick orgaziner, (why wouldn’t you be, right??) an exquisite spiderweb filigreed coffin-shaped shelf, or probably whatever coffin-shape thing you can dream up, these folks will take care of you.

It arrived yesterday, and I could not have been more pleased…

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If you are interested in any of the artists/designers, I have mapped them out for you below! {Note: some of these were limited editions and may be sold out!}

Are you a pin collector? Are you in on the pinsanity? What are some of your favorites? How do you wear them, or display them? Tell me all!

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1. spooksvilla // 2. cat coven // 3. haute macabre // 4. adipocere // 5. ladybones press // 6. segovia amil // 7. kate logan // 8. amy earles // 9. leila + olive // 10. haute macabre // 11. cultural void // 12. omnia studios // 13. wormwood & rue // 14. cat coven // 15. monpetitefantome // 16. Jon Wye // 17. thora ford // 18. wormwood & rue // 19. caitlin stout // 20. bunny miele // 21. vacvvm // 22. monpetitefantome // 23. hogan mclaughlin // 24. midnight mauve // 25. bill crisafi // 26. caitlin stout // 27. vacvvm // 28. strange women society // 29. inner decay // 30. maddy young // 31. cat coven // 32. monpetitefantome // 33. wormwood & rue // 34. monpetitefantome // 35. humongous x // 36. haute macabre // 37. hannah kristina metz / 38. dana glover

4 Comments on Pinsanity

  1. Elle
    July 15, 2016 at 11:29 am (11 months ago)

    that little purple (Kate Logan?) pin is killing me :)

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  2. Pamela
    July 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm (11 months ago)

    Love, love, love!!!!

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  3. Maika
    July 15, 2016 at 9:29 pm (11 months ago)

    OMG, Baby Baphomet! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  4. Maika
    July 15, 2016 at 9:30 pm (11 months ago)

    Also, I’m so pleased to see that Takako Chigusa pin by Adipocere is going to be restocked. Yay!

    Reply

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