Walking Dot teardrops in raku and black

SKU hpnwkd-rkbk-001
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I made these glass head pins using a base colour commonly known as raku, with black stringer work, on sterling silver wire. Raku is a fairly unpredictable silver glass, and the results can range from tan to red to blue and sometimes purple.

The name of these style of head pin is inspired by a quote from the Swiss artist Paul Klee: "A line is a dot that went for a walk". This listing is for a single handmade lampwork glass teardrop head pin. You will receive head pin(s) in the same design and colours as shown in the photos.

I make these pins using traditional lampwork beadmaking techniques. I start by flattening one end of a length of wire, giving the glass something to hang on to. I melt the glass directly on to the wire. I then shape and decorate the glass head using modified lampworking techniques. The pins are then annealed in a digitally controlled kiln. Finally they are tumbled in steel shot.

Handmade in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Ordering Info
If you order more than one headpin and you need them to be matched (for earrings, for example) then please leave a message in the Buyer’s Note, when checking out. I may have to make more to get a matched pair, so please let me know if you are in a hurry.

Please contact me if you want more head pins than are listed, or if you have any questions or requests.

Number of pins

Size (average)
Glass head: 22 mm long, 12 mm at widest point (.9" x .5")
Wire: 50 mm x 0.8 mm (2" x 20 gauge)
Total length: 72 mm (2.8")


  • All of my head pins are annealed in a digitally controlled kiln. They are polished by tumbling in steel shot.
  • Photos show different views of the same set of 5 head pins. Your head pin(s) will be in the same colour and design as shown in the photos.. Please note that there will be variations in these handmade items.
  • Unless noted, the displayed price excludes 21% Value Added Tax (VAT), which will be applied to orders from residents of the European Union during check out.
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