Seconds pins are pins that have small flaws, so they are available for a cheaper price. The third and fourth photos have some zoomed-in examples of some of the types of flaws you may see in your seconds pins.
Each seconds pin may have one or more of these flaws:
- excess enamel on the edge of the pin
- misplaced enamel splotches
- small areas missing enamel
- dust and dark marks
- resin on the back of the keychain
- other small errors or marks
The majority of the pins that I have designated as seconds may be largely indistinguishable from a normal pin. I tend to grade my pins pretty harshly, and I tend to count small scratches and bits of dust as seconds grade quality. However, there is a chance that you will get a pin with a more noticeable flaw, such as small sections of missing enamel, or miscoloured enamel splotches.
You cannot choose which type of flaw you will receive. It is random chance.
Not all of my designs are available as seconds, and some designs are only available in very limited quantities.
I’ve got a few acrylic pins available as seconds too - the flaws on those are a slight dimple or shininess on the print, visible from certain angles, where the glue for the posts has affected the print a little.
I have to say I'm so pleased with my feeling wheel. It took me ages to find the imperfection that classed it as a 'second'. You'd never even notice it. The wheel itself is absolutely adorable and such good quality. I love having it with me, and my psychologist who first showed me a wheel is absolutely obsessed with it. Definitely a really nice keyring to have around.
Jesse’s art is clearly amazing, but the quality of the stickers and even the seconds (are there really defects?) are impressive. Thank you!
I absolutely love my brush turkey pin! Despite this listed as a second, I can't detect any noticeable flaw. Arrived very quickly. I'll definitely be purchasing more as gifts :)
Pin is so cute, I certainly can't see any flaws that categorise it as a second.
Bought two pins and they are beautiful. Now I can have my little bean toe with me.