These exquisite sewing pins feature a tombo-dama glass bead on the head. Tombo-dama beads are a Japanese traditional craft, produced in a variety of colors and unique designs by master craftsmen. Tombo-dama literally means "dragonfly's eye" because these beautiful glass beads resemble the mysterious eyes of dragonflies.
The glassmaking techniques used to craft the beads are a type of millefiori, or "thousand flowers," and can be traced back to the Nara period (710-794 A.D.). Trade with Europe and Asia over the centuries also introduced many new techniques and designs to this traditional art. Glass bars are heated in the flame of a burner, carefully shaped and extruded, then attached to the pin. Pins measure approimately 5mm in diameter at the head and are produced lovingly by hand at Kinari Glassworks in Osaka. Each pin is entirely unique with its own distinct charm, like a flower.
Pins are supple yet durable, and manufactured in Hiroshima, a city with a 300-year history of high-quality needle production. Rigorous quality control ensures unified thickness and length of pins, and their ability to pierce cloth with ease.
Assorted 3-piece set
3 assorted needles from various types.
Colors and patterns cannot be assigned.
Tombo-dama glass beadsTombo-dama glass beads by Kinari Glass / Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Kinari Glass was established in 1994 in Osaka City as a company manufacturing glass beads, materials and tools for glass craft.
In 2000, the company succeeded in developing an eco-friendly lead-free craft glass and obtained a patent for it.
Each producer brings out the best in glass and carefully produces each item with care and attention.
※The displayed dimensions are guidelines. There may be some discrepancies with the actual product dimensions.
※The length of the needle will be slightly different due to the welding of the Tombo-dama glass beads.
|Tombo-dama bead diameter||5mm|
- The needle tip is sharp and dangerous, so be careful when handling lost needles.
- Due to the handmade nature of this product, the size and pattern may vary, but please enjoy the texture.
- Wipe off sweat and grease after use.
- The glass top of the sewing pin may come off if you pull too strong.
- Please note that using it for anything other than sewing may cause damage or injury.
- Keep out of reach of infants
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・Hokkaido 880 yen (tax included)
・Okinawa 1,650 yen (tax included)
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