Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Several of you have been requesting a kilt pin or brooch featuring your favorite books, for sometime now. Believe it or not, I've been designing one for months! Somehow, all my attempts seemed lacking. Until now. I chanced upon an intricately cast Scottish thistle in one of my searches and eureka! The design of the pin just clicked!

Since kilt pins are supposed to weigh down the lower front apron, this one is loaded with charms, chains, book beads and various baubles. A few of these are fixed (as in immoveable), but the rest are detachable and re-positionable! 

 I especially love the touch of color provided by the Stones of Protection circlet. Also included are a jumbo (9 mm) FW pearl and an opal AB glass cube.

Karen Henry, a great resource for all things Outlander (news, info and trivia), has a wonderful article on the Stones here. I substituted faceted glass beads in lieu of the real gems. I did however, include a treat: a real Lapis Lazuli rough- cut cube! So, whether its a kilt, shawl or Pashmina, pin away!


  1. Thanks for mentioning my blog post on gemstones! I'm glad you found it helpful. :-)


  2. Wow, that's a heck of a thing! Very nice.


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