These knitting pins are made from vintage earrings, but they aren't mirror images so both are shown. Lightweight sturdy plastic discs in antique brass finish support the design of square cut acrylic gems and pearls, which enhance the large mabe' type pearl in the center. Both earrings were in excellent condition, there are no scratches or signs of wear on any of the 'stones'. They make striking knitting pins with the deep jewel colors playing off the white pearls in the ornate setting. If you have a preference, let me know, or I'll just choose one for you at random. 1 5/8" across and 2 1/4" north to south including the hook.
The clip has been removed and a neodymium magnet* has been attached to convert it for use in Portuguese knitting. An inner magnet is backed with a metal disc which is, in turn, backed with felt for comfort against the skin. It is slipped inside your top to secure the pin.
The hook has been hand formed to fit the back. It is sturdy and stationary making it easy and quick to place and remove the yarn.
Please remember these are conversions. There may be remainders of the original fittings that couldn’t be removed without damage.
*Those with medical electronic devices should check on the use of these magnets.
If you’re buying more than one item, put them into the shopping cart for combined shipping charges at checkout. It’ll be less than purchasing them individually. This is particularly effective for international buyers. If you have a friend or friends who also do Portuguese knitting, purchasing a few pins at the same time adds only a few dollars to the initial cost, and when divided among several people, brings the shipping charges down to a manageable amount when shipped to one address.