Tiny sweetest pin hand made with love in adversity! Post WW2 austerity era item. C1940's
Very little was available in luxury goods or feminine accessories just after the war. This gorgeous little pin has been hand crafted from wax using various dyes, ( probably left over cosmetics!) Arranged around one central moulded glass flower in a coral pink shade. Unusually dipped in granules of some kind to give the effect of hand made candies. Assembled in a bunch of wire stems, attached to a small safety pin and the back in it's entirety has had gold paint applied.
I believe this would have been proudly given as a Christmas gift, possibly even in 1945 and would certainly have been greatly treasured. Length is around 1 1/2 inches. Colours are still bright although some of the granulation is lost.
I find myself increasingly drawn to antique and vintage craftwork as I appreciate the heartfelt time and effort put into these pieces!!
Thanks for looking, hope you love it!
Sugar Sweet Vintage 40's Wax Craft Pin