Casting Pewter

Kaems trade pin detail Kaems trade pins

With this project I needed to make what is called a trade pin, which are basically small, easy to make objects, that artists can trade with one another. They don’t have to be pins, or made of metal, but mine are both.

I got real art nerd on these and made these #11 blade pins. I use them for cutting my stencils, so I have gone through hundreds of them over the years. I knew that because they are so specific, that there would be a lot of people that won’t appreciate them the way I do, but I decided that was ok for this project.