Shawls are a trendy accessory that can look stylish while keeping you warm. But they can fall off if they are not secured. This is where the shawl pin comes in handy. If you want to wear your shawl while you are working, a pin will keep it in place.
Below are 15 of our favourite shawl pins. There are traditional pins as well as modern and renaissance inspired pins.
1. Silver, Copper or Bronze Shawl Pin by CopperStreetStudios
This small abstract scarf pin has been looped and folded back over, creating a seamless line. This pin is light enough to wear with a thin scarf and sturdy enough to use with a shawl.
The pin is available in either silver plate, copper, or golden bronze wire. There are 2 sizes available: 1.5 inches (4 cm) and 2 inches (5 cm).
2. Minimalist Heart Shawl Pin by GennaPins
The minimalist shawl pin is constructed with 14 gauge copper in a simple heart design. It is accented with textured hammering. The metal is slightly oxidised for an antique finish patina and added depth.
The pin is 2 inches (5 cm) long and 2 inches (5 cm) wide. It is available in German silver, antique brass, antique copper, bare brass, and bare copper.
3. Treble Clef Aluminum Shawl Clasp
Aluminium makes this an extremely light shawl clasp. The treble clef pin has smooth, so it will not snag your knits.
This pin is for open weave/ knit type garments. It is intended for tightly woven fabric. The treble clef pins are handmade, so they will vary in size from 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) to 3.125 inches (7.94 cm) long.
4. Perfect Pin for Shawl, Scarf or Wrap by EthosMakes
These colourful pin for shawl are made from all natural hardwood. The sticks are made from birch that have a smooth, varnished finish.
You are able to get the rings in three colours: light, medium, and dark. The sticks come in blond, honey, red and purple, and aqua with green and navy. The ring size is 2.1 inches (5.33 cm), and the stick length is 5 inches (12.7 cm).
5. MaryCrafts Wooden Shawl Pins
This pin is 100% handmade using reclaimed wood. It has a very smooth, polished finish. It is strong and durable. You can use this pin as a hair barrette or a pin.
The pin stick measures 6.54 inches (16.6 cm) long and .98 inches (2.5 cm) wide.
6. Dachshund Wooden Shawl Pins by NatalyDStudio
A carved dachshund is the perfect wooden shawl pin. The dachshund brooch is so cute and will surely attract attention. It has a nice smooth finish and a beautiful rustic look.
The pin is 100% handmade. It is scroll saw cut, hand sanded, and finished with linseed oil. The dimensions of the pin are approximately 1.3 inches (3.2 cm) high and 3.35 inches (8.5 cm) wide.
7. Circular Dragon Shawl Clasp by FakingSanity
Here is an awesome shawl clasp that makes a great are a great accessory for your shawls and scarves. It is of a mythical, fire breathing dragon.
The dragon pin weighs just 29g (1 oz). It measures 2.75 inches (6 cm) x 3.5 inches (8.5 cm). The stick measures 5 inches (12.5 cm). The pin is thin enough it can be used for fine knits, yet sturdy enough for a heavy shawl.
8. Silver Dragonfly Penannular Shawl Pin by Bentspoonjewelry
This pin is entirely handmade. The Dragonfly symbolises change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realisation.
The pin measures approximately 1.75 inches (4.44 cm) x 2.5 inches (6.35 cm). It is suitable for looser weaves.
9. Celtic Budding Spiral Aluminum Pin for Shawl
Aluminium is hammered and swirled to create a Celtic influenced pin for shawl. The aluminium makes this a lightweight pin.
This pin would work best on a knit or crocheted open weave type garment. It is not intended for tightly woven cloth fabric.
The pin measures between 2.75 inches (6.99 cm) to 3.125 inches (7.94 cm) long and about 1.25 inches (3.175 cm) -1.5 inches (3.81 cm) across the widest part. The stick pin is about 4 inches (10.16 cm) – 4.25 inches (10.8 cm) long.
10. Penannular Shawl Pin by MedievalReflections
Originally designed for medieval outfits, this pin will make a unique piece of jewellery for any outfit. You can wear it to a renaissance fair, a cosplay event, a historical event, or anywhere you want.
The Celtic pin is handmade from pewter and cast in a mold.
11. Metal Shawl Clasp with Aquamarine Stone by GennaPins
Forged with 14 gauge solid copper and accented with aquamarine stone (8 mm in diameter), this pin will get you a lot of compliments. The copper is slightly oxidised for antique finish patina and added depth.
The pin measures approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm) long.
12. Circle With A Twist Shawl Pin
Here is a lightweight pin made from 1/8 inch (.32 cm) diameter aluminium wire. The wire has been hammered and swirled to create a beautiful, unique pin for shawl.
This pin works best on an open weave/ knit type garment. It is not meant for tightly woven fabric. The pin is handmade and can vary in size.
It will measure between 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) to 2.625 inches (6.6 cm) long and about 1.375 (3.5 cm) to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) wide. The stick is about 3.25 inches (8.3 cm) to 3.75 inches (9.5 cm) long.
13. Silver Celtic Shawl Pin by SterlingSimplicity
Here is a beautiful and versatile Celtic wreath accessory. The stick pin can serve as a lapel pin, hat pin, or shawl pin. You can even use the pin by itself.
This piece has a professionally oxidised silver plating over solid brass. It is a sturdy piece that works well with many types of fabrics, including fine weaves and lace.
14. Flower Brooch Silver Wire Pin by NataliStudio
This pin makes a wonderful jewellery gift. The brooch has a gorgeous floral design that will work with a variety of outfits. You can use it as an accompaniment to a coat, jacket, shawl, hat, etc.
The pin measures approximately 3.75 inches (9.53 cm) long. It is handmade from silver plated wire.
15. Bow Shawl Pin with Twisted Wire by CopperStreetStudios
A bow shaped pin will add interest to your shawl or sweater. The edges of this bow pin are symmetrical and hammered to keep their shape.
The stick is made of a slightly thicker gauge wire. The stick end is blunt and filed smooth.
You can order this pin in either copper, golden bronze, or silver plate. It measures 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) long x .5 inches (1.3 cm) wide on each end and 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) tall including both flared ends
Do you have a lot of shawls in your wardrobe? If so, you need a few shawl pins.
Shawl pins come in a wide variety of sizes and materials. Some pins are made of two pieces. While other pins are one piece. When choosing your new shawl pin, take into consideration the type of fabric you will be pinning.
Using a shawl pin that is too large can damage your fabric. While wearing a shawl pin that is too small may not provide a strong enough hold. You can also accessorize your shawl with these Crochet Brooch Patterns.
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