Please note: these shattered glass ceiling pins are very popular! I am accepting orders via email and will add you to the list. Please feel free to contact me with questions or an order, but I ask your patience as the turn around is a few weeks. I am making them as fast as I can to keep the wait as minimal as possible. For more about the story of the pins, keep reading below. Thank you!
My latest glass offering represents a foray into a new direction for me: jewelry. I don’t think this aspect will grow much from this piece, but that’s ok because it stands alone as it is. In the United States, we are witnessing history here in 2016 with the first woman’s having been nominated for president for a major political party. Hillary Clinton is on the verge of shattering one of the last glass ceilings remaining. As significant as Hillary’s accomplishments are, they are a result of centuries of work by many women before her, helping to forge the paths, change the world, and all of that heady stuff. This new pin is inspired by all of them, including Madeleine K. Albright, who is known for (among many other things) sporting a variety of message pins. I am proud to share an alma mater with Clinton and Albright (Wellesley College), and pleased to offer my own interpretation of the shattered glass ceiling in a wearable pin.
Every pin is unique. There is a blueprint for each, of 5 pieces of glass consisting of one piece in a solid color (to hide the pin) and 4 pieces of clear with varying surface textures. Each individual piece of glass is hand cut, and ground to make the sharp edges dull and safe to handle. They are held together with the strongest jewelry glue. I’ve made pins with almost every possible color as the ‘backing’ piece. They are not yet on Etsy but hopefully will be soon. In the meantime, if you are interested, they are $25 each plus postage. I am keeping a list of orders and filling as fast as I can. If you would like to be added to the list, you can email me or do a Request Custom Order (or start a conversation) on Etsy. The colors I can do for the solid piece are comprehensive, pretty much anything except a metallic (gold or silver) and orange (still trying to find a solid orange glass that I like).
I’m incredibly grateful for the interest these shattered glass ceiling pins have generated already, with over 200 made as of the first of October. I will keep making them until there is no more interest! My thanks to every woman who is and has been out there in every way to keep making the world a better place for everyone. Onward!