Happy Monday Everyone!
And, wow, it is a special day today, Happy Leap Year!! Every four years we get an extra day; with time speeding by so fast, I'll gladly take it!
Today's feature is especially exciting to me, not only because she is my mother, but because we are able to offer such talent and such great products here at The Crafty Jackalope!
These Hedgehog Shawl Pins are so special. They are individually handcrafted down to their cute little noses and each one has it's own unique personality.
Nancy Walker hand-makes each one from the finest white porcelain clay. She then glazes their coats and noses with a beautiful, slightly metallic bronze color and then fires them in a kiln. The copper stem is placed and secured with a 'wiggle' which helps keep the shawl pin in place on a sweater, shawl/wrap, or wherever you wear it!
These little guys are hard to resist. Each one comes gift wrapped, opening the package is like meeting a new friend!