Enamel pins and brooches have definitely boomeranged back around as must-have fashionable accessories. Pinned onto jackets, shirts, coats, or bags, they offer at a quick glance the wearer’s allegiance to nearly any affiliation or topic (hot, or otherwise). But what if your activities fall under those of a more illicit nature?
Does the shape look familiar? Even if you’ve never intentionally left a store with a tag on, almost all of us have walked out with one still attached as an unintended pin of shame. Designer Michał Jońca found inspiration in a funny way, modeling his design after the microchipped security devices commonly affixed to clothing, designed to warn retailers of merchandise exiting without a sale.
In Jońca’s hands each of the shapes serve a more ornamental purpose. Poured and mixed pigment colored resin is matched with a brass safety pin on the back, each TEGES Fake Security Tag Jewelry is a wearable call for shoplifters of the world unite…sans microchip.