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“Starry? STARRY! Got a Starry? WANNA STARRY!”

GOOD NEWS: I had a few pretty decent orders from this past week. Talk about ’em later…

BAD NEWS: Seems like half the inquires were about the last very few STARRY Pins I had. Lots of hope and enthusiasm in my emailbox.

All I could do after the last few were gone was to put a lot of folks on the Starry waiting list. Not fun. :-/

Here in Vegas, I have learned how to take any existing Pin and change it to almost any other solid color. I even learned how to put gold veins on a single one-off Pin, which is a new thing to learn.

However the Starries were special. I remember having access to a unique, air-powered enamel-dispensing machine back in the mid-90’s. Using a specialized artist syringe containing a tiny needle, I applied those little white dots….


I had a little thumb switch for the power. My face was nearly 5 inches from each Pin. For the next 15 minutes or so, I sat and hovered over every Starry being born, hearing the machine go click, click, click with every hit on that little button switch. With each click, out came a tiny touch of white enamel.

I did that, one Starry at a time, until I reached the goal of 100 Starry Pins.

I wish I could go back in time and tell mid-90’s me to make 200 Pins and save 100 for the year 2009-2010. She would have thought I was nuts.

Ah well… all good things must come to an end sometime. If no Starries show up in my Portland stuff, that’s the end of an era. It’s been a good run… I am going to miss those Starries as much as you guys. :)

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