Besides a bead-addict, I'm also a lover of vintage. I've always been this way - diving into library antique books, scouring thrift shops...you name it.
So, when my elderly neighbour was having a clear out, I couldn't resist. She left a bag full of old things to dig through. One of the beautiful treasures I found was this vintage coral hat pin.
I'm fairly certain it's made of brass and coral beads. The decorative brass plate is stamped with tiny dots in a simple pattern. Even the swirl along the pin is beautifully done.
If anyone knows anything about hat pins like this, I'd love to know!