This design was inspired by ancient brooches called fibula. More specifically, Cyprian "hand" fibula, forged in the 8th century BC. Those pins were probably made in the same way I made these (although modern hammers are better balanced and polished, which I am very thankful for!). This makes me feel a link to those old craftsmen and a great respect for all of us, throughout the ages.
This piece is made completely by hand and small variations are to be expected.