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Custom Burnin Man sun Charms
May 30, 2016

Custom Made Burning Man Pendants

Custom Burning Man Jewelry Customized Burning Man Logo Designs Excited about Burning Man but need a way to locate your group members? Designing and wearing custom pendant designs for Burning Man is a fun, creative way to connect with the event. Burning Man pendants can be made with your chosen image, picture, or sentimental words….

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walking stick medallion
October 14, 2015

Hiking Stick Medallions & Badges

Custom Hiking Stick Medallions Walking Stick Medallion What is a walking stick medallion? While fishing on the Metolius River in Oregon, I noticed a hiker walking by with this walking stick. He was out Geocaching and I had to ask him if he would be okay If I took a picture of his hiking stick…

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trading pins
April 3, 2013

Guide to Becoming a Pinhead – Tips On Collecting Pins

Guide to Becoming a Pinhead If you love lapel pins, chances are that you might be a pinhead. Collectors of all kinds amass with unique and valued items such as art, stamps or coins, books and more. But a lapel pin collector? Take Dave Phillips from Edmonton, Canada. His collection of pins related to the…

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american flag
October 29, 2010

History Behind the Flag Pin

The American flag lapel pin is a common sight in the USA. It can be seen on nearly every politician across the country, and often even on people who have no involvement in politics. The exact origin of the flag lapel pin is somewhat difficult to pinpoint, as it has gone through peaks in popularity at different points in time and does not appear to have been introduced until long after standard lapel pins were already in use….

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really old coins
September 16, 2010

The Oldest Coin in the World

There is still plenty of mystery revolving around the Lydian Lion. There is no certainty of the value, or even the purpose of the coin. But as it stands, it holds the record for being the oldest coin, having been created over 2,700 years ago….

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July 26, 2010

Custom Saint Pins

Custom Saint Pins Custom medallions and saint pins are a beautiful way to honor Our Lady of Loreto! Many, whether they are Catholic or not, have heard the term patron saint. Patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians of specific areas in life. These areas can include occupations, illnesses, churches, countries, seas, oceans…

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disney pin trading
June 10, 2010

The Disney Pin Trading Tradition

Disney Pin Trading Make your dreams come true with Disneyland Pins! Since the opening of the first Disneyland park, lapel pins have been created and sold to promote the Disney culture.  A key component of their massive array of products has been lapel pins symbolizing their vast cast of characters, rides, and park sections.  It…

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custom-pewter-pins
July 9, 2008

Ordering Pins In Small Quantities

Ordering Pins in Small Quantities Ordering pins in bulk will save you on the cost per pin! Oftentimes our customers are surprised to find that fewer than our minimum order of 100 pins can cost nearly as much as ordering 100 pins. Set-up charges are the same for one pin as for 100. When our…

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trading pins bulldog
June 4, 2008

Umpire Flipping Coins

Umpire Flipping Coins Umpire coins and trading pins add an extra sport to one of the greatest American pastimes. The Rocklin Girls softball team didn’t have finished art, only an idea. They were hosting a tournament called, Piece of the Rock. They wanted a 1.5-inch trading pin. “A lot of trading pin customers come to us…

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blinking light pin attachment
March 12, 2008

LED Pins & Light Up Lapel Pins

Custom LED Pins LED blinkies to light up your lapel pins Blinking lights, commonly called “blinkies,” have been a popular addition to baseball trading pins for years. They can make a mascot’s eyes look more menacing while calling attention to the pin itself. To create the blinking effect, a small light bulb (called a light-emitting…

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