Mark or sign (a document) with one's initials, esp. in order to authorize or validate it
Agree to or ratify (a treaty or contract) by signing it
mark with one's initials
occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
the first letter of a word (especially a person's name); "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"
Provide (mirror glass) with a backing of a silver-colored material in order to make it reflective
Coat or plate with silver
coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; "silver the necklace"
a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
(esp. of the moon) Give a silvery appearance to
made from or largely consisting of silver; "silver bracelets"
A small piece of metal or wood for fastening or attaching things, in particular
a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
A small brooch or badge
A thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end and a round head at the other, used esp. for fastening pieces of cloth
trap: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins; "pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"
National Cyclists’ Union - silver & enamel stickpin (1926)
A small and attractive silver stickpin, yet hallmarked despite its size.
Founded in 1883 from an amalgamation of other cycling groups, the National Cyclist’s Union (NCU) organised and regulated cycle racing in Britain. In 1959 the NCU and its rival organisation, the British League of Racing Cyclists (1942-1959) merged to form the British Cycling Federation. The NCU also catered for non-racing cyclists and published their own Touring Guides that promoted cycling holidays and breaks. Their guides also provided useful information on touring routes, stopping places, bicycle maintenance, rules of use, general advice, etc.
Enamels: 3 (red, white & blue).
Material: Silver (Hallmarked for Birmingham 1926).
Fixer: Long pin.
Size: ?” in diameter (about 13mm). 2 3/16” including the pin (55mm)
Maker: W.J.C. (anyone know which silversmith is represented by these initials?)
Thank you for reading.
An initial necklace I got in Harbor Springs (Mich.) on vacation. Maeve
has a lowercase M one because we are dorks.
And a really simple necklace I made with sterling chain, eye pins, and
tiny chunks of coral. Today is a trial run for this--the 24-gauge eye
pins tend to bend too easily so I may have to make it more secure if
it comes apart.
I stocked up on jewelry-making supplies on our trip because they
definitely travel well and it gave me an excuse to revisit my bead
stash. I have plans for lots of other stuff.