Sunday, May 17, 2009

Nancy Drew and Literary / Mystery Art Pins

Having been an avid Nancy Drew reader in my childhood -- and I still own my books, by the way, including my favorites The Secret of Shadow Ranch and The Clue in the Broken Locket -- I was thrilled to stumble across Etsy seller ptierneydesigns' Nancy Drew Girl Detective Mystery Art Pin. It cleverly combines a charm of Nancy in her original incarnation with other danglies, including miniature book cover reproductions, pewter charms of a police car and a notepad, and skull bead dangles, to create a unique piece of wearable art that pays tribute to the Girl Sleuth.

If Nancy wasn't your thing, don't worry -- there's also an adorable Trixie Belden art pin (including a magnifying glass, a police badge, and a mysterious key). Or you can just click on the "literary art pins" section of the shop to find Perry Mason, Charlie Chan, Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, and even our friend J.B. Fletcher of Murder She Wrote! Or you can go with something a little more general: one of my personal favorites, the Cozy Cats and Crimes pin pictured below. I love the fish charm labeled "red herring"! Any of these pins would make a wonderful -- and very unique -- stocking stuffer for the mystery book lover in your life. And don't forget to look at the rest of the shop to see what other mysteries you might uncover!

What: Nancy Drew and Literary / Mystery Art Pins
Where: Pattie Tierney Designs Wearable Literary Art (ptierneydesigns) (an Etsy shop)
How much (as of today's post): $16.00 (plus shipping)

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