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#1 zenkitty

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:11 PM

I was given two of these - what on earth are they? They were in a little organza bag like costume jewellery but I can’t figure out how they could be worn. It’s metal and the spike moves freely around the ring/cuff. Pen included for scale. Any ideas?

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#2 seayork2002

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:14 PM

Have you Google imaged it?

I mean that as a genuine suggestion not a snarky 'try google'

#3 MooGuru

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:17 PM

A brooch?

Some kind of stand? So the spike holds it up then your phone or something rests against the horse shoe shaped bit?

If it wasn't for the spike I'd be thinking a bangle/cuff thing.

#4 Jingleflea

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:18 PM

I'm thinking its a Celtic Scarf thing.
I'm sure I've seen similar.

#5 Chelara

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:18 PM

A scarf pin?

#6 zenkitty

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:19 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 26 December 2019 - 12:14 PM, said:

Have you Google imaged it?

I mean that as a genuine suggestion not a snarky 'try google'

Yep - no luck! I guess my photo doesn’t match well enough to any others out there.

#7 rosie28

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:21 PM

Shawl pin?

#8 zenkitty

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:22 PM

Ahhh, I think scarf pin is the answer! Thankyou! Was driving me nuts!

#9 Romeo Void

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:35 PM

It looks like a medieval cloak pin. I would have thought a scarf pin would be a bit smaller

Edited by Romeo Void, 26 December 2019 - 12:36 PM.

#10 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:43 PM

Penannular brooch/pin.

#11 FeralZombieMum

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:45 PM

Do you wear scarfs or shawls? An odd present if you don't.

If you google images for "twisted pennannular pin", you will see ones similar.

#12 magic_marker

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:47 PM

I agree with Romeo Void.
It's a Medieval Cloak Pin.

#13 Silverstreak

Posted 26 December 2019 - 12:57 PM

Ooh, I love it, how beautiful!

#14 gatheringpieces

Posted 26 December 2019 - 01:19 PM

Looks like a cloak pin... I hope you have a cloak to wear it with!

#15 qak

Posted 26 December 2019 - 01:51 PM

How do you use it???

#16 lizzzard

Posted 26 December 2019 - 01:54 PM

I need one of those!!!

#17 zenkitty

Posted 26 December 2019 - 02:56 PM

Thanks all! Can’t say I’m much of a cloak wearer so if anyone would like it or its gold coloured buddy I am happy to post them to you.

#18 retemac

Posted 26 December 2019 - 06:29 PM

It's for turning just about anything into a cloak. Blankets, scarves, random fabric lengths.
You pierce the fabric through with the spiky bit and then turn/spin the circular part to hold it.
They are a copy of a medieval pin.

#19 Riotproof

Posted 26 December 2019 - 06:41 PM

I watched a fascinating video on it.  She was wearing curtains.

#20 zenkitty

Posted 26 December 2019 - 06:53 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 26 December 2019 - 06:41 PM, said:

I watched a fascinating video on it.  She was wearing curtains.

I watched something very similar. If nothing else I have learned lots about medieval fasteners today.

#21 jojonbeanie

Posted 27 December 2019 - 10:34 AM

Ads to purchase these keep appearing in my Instagram feed. I presumed it was because I follow a lot of people who make costumes.

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