It is time for me to share last week’s glorious haul (I would have posted this yesterday but time got away from me – I’ll be doing the March of Robots post soon too, hopefully also today)! This video is unrelated to the pins but I love it and took this as an excuse to share it. 👍
Here we go folks! Starting with the top left, I got this lovely assortment from Ashlea Bechaz, Verdigo, and an eBay seller. I’ve wanted those fish and dagger pins for awhile, but as soon as I saw the heavenly rooster and the seconds sale I knew I needed to grab that too (at some point I’ll get my hands on the health potion). The second heavenly rooster was purchased for a family friend who likes chickens. 😀 The pins are all hard enamel and oh boy they’re just perfect. I’m definitely looking forward to wearing the fish pins in as a pair on one of my collared shirts.
The Night Sky Girl pin by Verdigo is just perfect and I’ve wanted it ever since I saw it ages ago and I am so glad I got it. My only regret is not also snagging I Rock at the same time. I mean, I know it’s a night sky, but it makes me think of water for some reason and I love water themes 👌
The Wall-E pin is the first pin I’ve acquired that has a hinge and oh man, oh man I love it so much and I’m so glad I bought it. It blends in and has a low profile when it’s shut, but when it’s open it’s an adorable scene that makes me want to rewatch the movie and maybe cry into a bowl of fruit salad because these robots are so precious. It also has a nice weight to it! The top part is thicker and a little weightier than the part of the pin with the enamel, so it does pull on any fabric I pin it to, but I honestly don’t mind because the reactions I get when I open it and show the scene are just priceless.
This is combining two days but hey, on the one hand I do what I want and on the other hand both of these days had pins by Natelle Draws Stuff. The lovely pin of Charley (which is apparently the asset/creature’s name from The Shape of Water!) is from Bottleneck Gallery!
So let’s start with the Charley pin first since there’s only one pin from Bottleneck Gallery versus the six from Natelle.
So this pic makes it look a little more blue than it is but I liked the filter because hey it makes the blanket look like blood and that reminds me of the creature destroying Strickland and that’s beautiful. So! This pin is all soft enamel, though the water is opaque on this one instead of using transparent enamel like the pin I got from Native Gold. It’s about the same size and is from a limited run of one hundred, and I meant to wear them both as a collar pin set when the book for The Shape of Water was released, but unfortunately I mixed up the dates and didn’t do it. I’m hoping that when I check out the book I’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the movie (and wow is that ever weird to say… usually it’s the other way around).
Now for the Natelle pins! So for the first four, there’s a Tui bird, Pepe the Possum, a tiny aardvark, and a tiny pika. For the other two, they were a collaboration with Creature Feature pins, and they’re a Maui dolphin from New Zealand and a Vaquita which hangs around the gulf of California – both of them are endangered, with the first having less than fifty individuals in the wild and the other having less than thirty. I love all of them, of course. The Tui bird is gorgeous and also comes as a necklace which I would honestly love to get my hands on – there are a number of good pins that would also make good necklaces.
And here’s the last of the pinmail I got for the week! So I just want to point right at that Joey Morales pin which the wonderful Alumandink helped me get, since Joey Morales doesn’t have an online storefront. The Pink Samurai pin is a collab with Unicorn Crafts, and super cute~! All of the Pink Samurai and Friends pins are cute, honestly, and I want to get my hands on all of them. The Wall-E pins are Disney pins which Collect Random was reselling! I know her name is Eve but I keep thinking of her as Eva thanks to Wall-E and they’re so precious I want to watch the movie again (also please give me more M-O, Burn-E, and the other misfit robots. Also, I want a pin of Auto, honestly. I felt sorry for him.)
Also, also look at this good Iron Giant. I now own three Iron Giant pins (this one, the Pinaderia one, and the InkOne one) and gosh they’re all amazing and this one’s eyes glow in the dark. I’m actually whisper screaming just thinking about it. My robot collection grows, my friends. I choose to rock the robot uprising – in popularity (and I swear to god after I start making pins there will be robot pins). Also that joke might not be as funny as it sounded in my head but here we go on to what I love about this Iron Giant pin from Little Shop of Pins! It’s a 3D pin with a nice, clean design of an iconic sweetheart, and the enamel for the eyes? It glows, people. I know I already mentioned that but it’s super cool and I love it and I’m really hyped. I need to wear it in low light situations, obviously, and get the most out of this feature.
And that’s it for last week’s pinmail! Thank you for coming along with me on the ride~