Tag: Mame Pins

Pin Drop Friday- 11/2/2018

This weekly feature spotlights a variety handful of new enamel pin releases from the week. (This does not include pre-orders, only pins that are currently live and available for immediate purchase.) If you are debuting a new pin and would like it to be included in Pin Drop Friday, you can DM @for_the_share_of_flair on Instagram or email Caitlin.M.Foyt@gmail.com.

Sokay Designs

Dark Unicorn Skeleton

Sokay Designs is a self declared purveyor of “stuff you don’t need.” But, if you collect mythical creature pins—or more specifically, unicorn pins, you might actually need the pin maker’s latest release. This design is made with soft enamel, it glows in the dark and measures 1.5 X 1.2” long. Buyers have the option to upgrade their standard rubber backing to a back that locks for an extra $1. The pin is available for $9 in the Sokay Designs Etsy store.


Mame Pins

Crazy Little Thing

In honor of the new Freddie Mercury biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and of Mr. Fahrenheit himself, Mame Pins debuted a new pin this week. It’s made from hard enamel and gold metal and measures 1.75” long. Every pin is dual posted and comes with accompanying rubber clutches. It’s available at the Mame Pins website for $10.


Stuff Your Face

Peaches: Special Edition

Netherlands based pin maker Stuff Your Face Studio creates designs focused on mental health, sexuality and body positivity. This week, the artist launched a special edition version of the brand’s best-selling pin.

Instead of soft enamel, this special edition pin is made with hard enamel. The colors are a bit different– the pin’s center is now purple with gold glitter. It measures 30 mm wide and has a black rubber clasp at the back. This design is a reference to the electronic musician and performer Peaches’ song “Fuck The Pain Away.” It’s now available in the artist’s Etsy store for $9.42.


Netherway Workshop

Ocean Adventure

Did you know that more than 80 percent of Earth’s oceans remain unmapped, unobserved and unexplored? Pin maker Netherway Workshop recently created a tribute to magic of discovery and underwater adventure. Each pin is made with hard enamel and has a rose gold finish. Dimensions are 1.5″ x 1.25″. Flip the pin over and find the “Netherway Workshop” backstamp and teal blue rubber pinbacks. Shoppers can find the pin at the Netherway Workshop online shop for $10 each.


Just Dream

Photo of the Castle

If you go to Disneyland and don’t take a photo of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle—did you really go to Disneyland? The Disney Fantasy pin maker Just Dream understands this and has got you covered. This week they launched a new pin made up of two individual pieces—a classic vintage Polaroid instamatic camera and photo– connected by a silver chain. Each is silver plated and made with glitter. Pins are sold with butterfly clasps. It’s now available at the Just Dream website for $13 each.

A Weekend of Pin-Related Events

Free this weekend? Check out these five pin-related happenings in five different cities.

All featured events include at least one pin vendor.


Happy Hour Vegan Market

Austin, Texas


About: A monthly vegan market in South Austin.

When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.

Where: La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary’s, Austin, Texas

Details: All ages welcome.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: I Heart Avocado


KCRW presents Music Tastes Good

Long Beach, California

Saturday and Sunday

About: A two-day music, food and arts festival.

When: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Marina Green Park, 386 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Details: The event will be headlined by the iconic British New Wave legends New Order (Saturday) making their only west coast appearance this year, and Grammy-nominated and Mercury Prize-winning English singer-songwriter James Blake (Sunday). You can see the full line up by going here.

All ages welcome. Event is rain or shine.

General single day admission is $85, $150 for the entire weekend. There are also VIP ticket options. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-tastes-good-vol-3-tickets-43867075604

The event will feature bars & gourmet food vendors featuring some of Long Beach’s best eateries including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

There are several paid parking lots around the event space, however the event does encourage using rideshare options, metro, and bikes. There will be refillable water stations throughout the festival.

ATMS are on site.

Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the protection of all festival patrons, service animals must be screened and registered at the Access Center immediately upon entry to the site.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Jesse JFR, Geeky and Kinky Pins, Little Shop of Pins and Nerd Pins.


Ru Paul’s Drag Con: New York City

New York City


About: A three day event celebrating pop culture, art and all things drag.

When: Friday 4 p..m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

Details: In addition to booths on the convention floor, there will be a wide range of programming, including Q&A sessions with drag stars and icons, lip sync contests, drag herstory, fashion, make-up, styling, and pop culture workshops, for men and women. All are welcome at RuPaul’s DragCon. Kids 10 and under on the day of DragCon are free with an adult with a ticket. Ticket prices are available for one day or all weekend and range from $20-$80 each. VIP tickets are sold out. Drag Con is an ADA, fully accessible event.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Laser Kitten (booth A18), Yesterdays (booth 821), Sasha Velour (booth 760), Strangeways (booth 1124), Spooksvilla (booth A31), GAYPIN’ (booth A05), Flair Chicago (booth B05)


The Oddities Flea Market

Los Angeles, California


About: The oddities flea market is the place to go for strange and unusual objects. Items for sale include: history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home décor, jewelry, one of a kind art, bizarre flair, and more.

When: Saturday Noon to 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Globe Theatre, 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

Details: Tickets are $10 each and available at the door. Flash tattoos provided by Black Veil Tattoo Studio. The event includes three floors of 60+ vendors.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Memento Mori Goods, Dirty Lola, Bearded Lady Vintage & Oddities.


Pins and Pints

San Diego


About: ! Meet and shop from 28 of the most talented artists in the wearable art industry

When: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where: North Park Beer Co., 3038 University Avenue, San Diego, CA

Details: Event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. The first 150 attendees will receive a free pin.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Adele by Adele Jackson, A Pin Apart, BB-CRE.8, Blank Slate, Boop PinsBottled Monster, Cheezy Stuff, Clay Graham Art, Coolectric Creations, Dare to Dream Flair, El Black Bat, The Foolish Mastermind, Grizzlycorp, Gutter Sofa Co., He + She Pins, Just Peachy, Loudmouth Pin Co., Mame Pins, Midnight Dogs, Moxxie Lady, The Notorious Pin, Oozy Ranger, The Pencil Fighters, Perfect Humans, The Pinchey, The Pindys, Pin Pin Pals, Pins N Stuff, and Punch It Chewie Press.

Perfect Humans Presents Bizarre Bazaar

Bizarre Bazaar is back again tomorrow night in San Diego. 6-10 p.m. at The Hideaway Tattoo, 1235 Hotel Circle. Featured enamel pin vendors will include: Perfect Humans, Gender Gems, Studio Smalls, Punch It Chewie Press, Sakura Castle, Dare To Dream Flair, Haus of Char, and Mame Pins.

The guest tattoo artist Phillip Leslie will be doing a small selection of tattoos, via flash sheets, throughout the night. The event will also have a raffle to win a basket filled with $200+ worth of merchandise from all of the vendors. All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will go to benefit an unspecified charity.


Perfect Humans rebrands monthly pop-up, invites San Diego to support local artists

The San Diego-based “Boutique Night” has undergone a bit of a rebrand with a new name and time.

The monthly pop-up event, which is hosted by Perfect Humans, is now being called Bizarre Bazaar.

“…The two biggest critiques we’ve had are that the name is a little isolating to some brands,” read a post shared by the Perfect Humans Instagram account last week. “The event is now 6-10 p.m. and is forever named Bizarre Bazaar. Everything else is still the same.”

It will take place at The Hideaway Tattoo, 1235 Hotel Circle, suite A

This regular happening first kicked off in March as a way to showcase and support San Diego’s independent local artisans.

“I want us all to unite as a community, get to know each other and support one another,” it read on the initial event’s Facebook page earlier this year. “A lot of smaller businesses cannot dish out $100+ to have a table at an event to vendor at so this is an affordable place to sell your products.”

Local pin makers who will be vending at the event include: Perfect Humans, PlushEgg, Mame Pins, Whole Mylk, MexiKawaii, Dare to Dream Flair and Studio Smalls.

Merry Soul Tattoos will be doing a small selection of tattoos throughout the night.

There will also be a raffle at the end of the evening for a basket filled with more than $120 worth of products from the vendors. Tickets cost $1 and all sales will go to benefit an unspecified charity.

Pin Pop-Up fills niche at San Diego Comic-Con

Two-Day event at Gaslamp District bar features more than 20 artists

There’s always been an abundance of comics, collectible toys and T-shirts on sale at the biggest pop culture event of the year: San Diego Comic-Con International.

While enamel pin artists and vendors do make an appearance on the floor inside the San Diego Convention Center, they’re a bit further and farther between.

It’s a void that Arakel Kaloyan has aimed to fill with this year’s Pin Pop-Up at Coin-Op Gaslamp, which is walking distance from the convention center.

“A lot of people, especially when they were walking in, were cheering a bit and seemed really happy.”

“We had a little section for the (San Diego) Pin and Patch Con merchandise today so that they could buy pin and patch con T-shirts, totes or pennants. I was manning that today and we had a good handful of people thank us for putting on the event.”