Pendants and Shawl pins

Agen, France · 1070 Sales


Pendants and Shawl pins

Agen, France 1070 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Feb 15, 2017

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

themagicalbean on Jan 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this! Have been using it so much already. Fast shipping and lovely product.


MadeupMusic on Dec 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really beautiful. Also loved the packaging!

Rosemary Fearn

Rosemary Fearn on Dec 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shawl pin is going to make a lovely Christmas present. Now I want one too!

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Contemporary designs created in stainless steel.

Novasteel is a collaboration with by brother Simon, based in the South West of France. Simon has a day job designing and building stainless steel agricultural machinery mostly working with hazelnut and prune producers.

Novasteel began when I was looking for blocking wires and at the time could only get them from the US. So my brother made me some. Then, I looked for a simple light shawl pin that would work and look good and not damage my more delicate shawls.

Each design begins with paper and pencil sketches, then if I think it will work, onto the prototype stage. This is when I road test the design for functionality, using different weight, yarn types and designs of shawls. This stage can take weeks and involve modifications of the prototype or sometimes additional prototypes are needed.

Next we move onto the computer and Simon draws up the design using CAD software. The file is then sent off for the blanks to be laser cut. Then I get to work firstly deburring, then on to the polishing. Each piece is polished, then cleaned, then goes back to the workshop as this process is repeated twice more.

We now both have workshops at home, Simon does all of the welding, but I'm now trained up on everything else.


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Shop members

  • Ro Sweeney

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

  • Simon Kidger

    Creator, Designer, Welder

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Last updated on February 20, 2015
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