I have no idea what you're trying to do. Maybe the 'three pins' is
confusing me. Elaborate?
Sure, OK, though it doesn’t seem relevant to the question, which was
either a source or a design for scatter-pin backs that are classy and
attractive, unlike commercial ones (and tie tack backs stick out too
far to be worn on a brooch directly in, say, a blouse).
The design is complex and ambitious, so I can’t adequately describe
it, plus it may never be fully realized (gonna try, though). It
involves a set of three pins that can be worn singly or linked
together, and which when not worn, will be the center of a sculptural
vessel. I’m sure that’s no less confusing. I’ve decided on a way to
link the three pins that allows the linkage not to show if they are
worn individually. Originally, I was just going to hinge them, but
then they couldn’t be separated. They need to fold into a triangle
Hmmm, I don’t think I’m making any headway here.
You’ll have to take my word for it that I need a simple attachment
like a scatter-pin (a straight “nail” that passes through the
garment, then is capped inside), and wait and see if I get this made.
I’ve been chewing on this design literally for years.
I once said to my husband, describing a piece, “This looks simple,
but it is actually quite difficult to make.” His response was “No,
no, no, you’re supposed to make things that LOOK difficult, but are
SIMPLE to make!” Well, this one will neither look, nor be, simple!!