Penannular Shawl Pin - Canadian BC Jade/Darker Beads
Oxidized sterling silver and Canadian BC Nephrite Jade. Are you familiar with Penannular Shawl Pins? If not, you should know they are the absolute best design to use with adorning shawls, cardigans and wraps. Designed in medieval times (coincidentally the exact same time period that my chainmaille jewellery technique hails from), they are a “twist & lock” type of closure. Once they are affixed to your knitted garment, they will not come off. You will NEVER, ever lose the pin because it is permanently attached to the circular piece of the shawl pin and cannot be removed.
All penannular shawl pins are handmade one by one in Lisa’s studio. This particular one is hand wrought oxidized sterling silver with 10 mm round Canadian BC Nephrite Jade half drilled beads attached to each end. This pair of jade beads are very dark green. British Columbian Nephrite Jade is considered the best quality Jade in the world. These beads are of AA quality and Lisa personally matches them up to create the best “pair”. These beads have been sourced from the Kutcho mine in Northern BC.
You will receive the exact shawl pin featured above. The dimensions are; outside diameter of widest section of circular shape is 1.75″, the outside diameter from Jade opening to centre back is 1.25″ and the oxidized sterling silver pin length, from base of coil to tapered tip is 1.5″ long. It weighs 15 grams.
This pin can be used on all lace & fingering weight garments and is shown on The Junction Shawl (pattern discontinued) using The Blue Brick‘s Point Pelee Lace weight yarn in the Cobblestone tonal colour way.