The pins are hand-made in the USA by artisans Nicholas & Felice. All the pins are made of lightweight metal and are perfect for the most delicate lace shawls. They won't weigh down your shawl or snag it. I've used my shawl pins lots of times. I've also tried other metal shawl pins but most of the time they're either far too heave or have sharp pins or edges.
Want to see the shawl pins in use? I use them in almost all my photos and here is a little selection: