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Cutoff Crafts’ Stu~PIN~dous New Products!


We are so excited to finally be able to offer amazing enamel pins! Some of these metal pins even glow in the dark! We will have our full selection at Lilac City Comicon 2023 which includes the Black Knight as a DJ saying “Tis But a Scratch,” the Tardis from Dr. Who rendered as a Vincent Van Gogh painting, and of course the cuddle pile from Studio Ghibli complete with wholesome feels. Many of the larger pins have two posts to securely latch them. We also have a whole slew of smaller pins that include a kitty that will fit wherever he sits and a dragon egg only as big as a thumbnail.

Meanwhile, Michelle has been hard at work creating all manner of new earrings.

Continuing the glow-in-the-dark trend, these glass amanita mushrooms beads are perched above round globes. The white flecks in the grassy globes glow a brilliant green! I used emerald silver-lined Czech glass spacer beads to finish off the verdant nature-inspired earring.

A local reloader offered Cutoff Crafts a batch of drilled spent shells. We happily took him up on his offer and crafted cool keychains and earrings. This particular pair has anodized hematite rounds creating the illusion of complete bullets. The bottom of the earring contains a matte grey seed bead to mimic a primer cap. It is always fun to turn unwanted items into unique pieces of art.

I fell in love with these charms and had to turn them into earrings. Fans of the video game Okami may recognize that Amaterasu is sometimes depicted as a fox. Amaterasu is the sun goddess in Shinto mythology. The peony represents bravery, honor and good fortune to the Japanese, especially red peonies. The heavy red and white rope is a shimenawa which symbolizes that something is sacred or pure. It is red and white as those are the colors of the Shrine Maidens (Miko) in Japan. While it has been many years since I last visited Japan, I was struck by a sudden wave of nostalgia when I encountered these charms. My Dad and I used to visit many shrines all up and down Honshu.

The second I saw these eagle beads I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Sometimes a bead just hits a certain way. These eagles are hand carved from fossilized sponges. I paired them with agate spheres. I really wanted to capture an eagle perched on the world and I am very happy with how they turned out.

This weekend, June 10th and 11th, we will have all kinds of new and exciting pieces waiting to surprise you! Feel free to come by the Spokane Convention Center and say “hi!”

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