embroidered pins by urbahnika

Part of me will always miss putting band pins all over my jackets and book bag. When you’re younger, it seems vital to your identity to link those favorite bands/people/things to you in a physical way. Thankfully, Brooklyn is full of people who still feel that way, so I could probably get away with writing “Nirvana” on my sneakers if I wanted to. But perhaps these embroidered pins would be a better way to embrace the look. Made by Allene La Spina of Urbahnika, each pin is one of a kind and hand-embroidered and measures approximately 1.5 inches in diameter. These little pins are mailed in a jewelry box, making them a great gift — or a TGIF present to yourself. I really like the simpler geometric designs, but there are some Pendleton-inspired pieces, as well, if you’re looking for something a little more colorful. Click here to check out the buttons online. (The images above and below are via LAYERxlayer, a fantastic collaborative studio in Brooklyn.) xo, grace

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  1. These are just beautiful in there sophisticated simplicity – I would totally pin one (or 20) of these on my jacket! It’s like the ‘flair’ from Office Space….but WAYYYY cooler. ;)

  2. Thanks for the love! I’ve been making them for a few years and am glad to say that I still enjoy making them and discovering new patterns!

  3. Simone says:

    Love these!!

  4. Totally OOAK and Amazing. Will most certainly make any outfit standout!

  5. Lu says:

    Such a unique and creative idea!

  6. What lovely pins, I want one now!

  7. Joanna Arteaga says:

    Have some of the first ones done by this amazing artist and always get nice comments. My seven year old uses them too!

  8. Rosi Rouge says:

    How fab! love all the patterns and colors!

  9. Connie Hwang says:

    Terrifico! Where or how can I purchase one?

  10. You can purchase them on my etsy shop – urbahnika.etsy.com
    You can also check my tumblr to see the endless options and email me for special requests!

  11. Gorgeous work! Would love to pick some of these up for my laptop bag – or even as “shoe clips” on my TOMS. Thinking a custom chevron order! =)


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