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Grey Kitty Cat Wearing Glasses, Winking Pink and Blue Hair Jocelyn Enamel Lapel Pins


Grey Kitty Cat Wearing Glasses, Winking Pink and Blue Hair Jocelyn Enamel Lapel Pins

Enamel pins (along with embodied patches) are set to become one of the biggest items on people's Christmas wish lists and guides for 2016. As they are so affordable, they make for the perfect stocking fillers. So I knew it was the perfect time to get onto the pin game bandwagon.

Blue-Grey Striped Kitty Cat with Blue Glasses Enamel Lapel Pin

So I've designed two different enamel pins, similar in theme to many of my other products; a funky coloured hair girl, winking pink and blue haired Jocelyn, and a cute kitty-cat, a blue-grey striped cat with blue glasses.

Buy Kitty Cat with Glasses Enamel Pin on the Store

It was actually pretty fun to get back into creating a few vector illustrations in Photoshop. I used to use Photoshop all the time for designing things as a web designer and when I first started to get back into illustration (I wasn't sure what kind of art I wanted to create, digital or non-digital), but since then, Photoshop has been mostly for creating blog images and cleaning up scans. I haven't used the pen tool this extensively for a very long time!

Winking Blue & Pink Haired Jocelyn Enamel Lapel Pin
Blue-Grey Striped Kitty Cat with Blue Glasses Enamel Lapel Pin

I also had to navigate the world of Pantones for the first time in a few years to find the right colours to give to my suppliers, Zap! Creatives. But I think I found the perfect ones (though there doesn't seem to be a Pantone for a lighter skin tone).

The cat pin is a little throwback to one of my oldest items, a cat and book themed wooden brooch inspired by this photo of my cat Monty. I think I like putting glasses onto cats. And my girl Jocelyn, so named for her playful smile and wink (the name means happy and joyful), has hair dyed in the colours of my branding, a cute pastel pink and blue.

Buy the Jocelyn Enamel Pin on the Store

So what do you guys think? If you want to buy both pins, remember to select the "Both Pins" option to get a special discounted price.

If these guys sell well, I'll hopefully be able to add some more enamel pins to my products soon (they are darn expensive to produce!).

These guys are available on my store, on my Etsy shop and also in Studio Souk, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Winking Blue & Pink Haired Jocelyn Enamel Lapel Pin
Blue-Grey Striped Kitty Cat with Blue Glasses Enamel Lapel Pin


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  • Jen Walshaw

    I LOVE the cat pin. I am off to have a look at the other pins now. Via Blog tacular


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Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Hello, I'm Karen

I'm an illustrator & designer from the UK, producing my own products as well as custom illustration for clients, both big and small.

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