i've worked on a lot of these since i started working at Organic Metal Gallery. My boss, Robin Gray, was commissioned to create these pins, as well as many other pieces for a huge fundraiser. these ones are in various stages of completion and were designed by Nancy Meek.
there are so many steps until they get to this point - injecting wax into molds, getting them ready to be cast, casting them, cleaning them, soldering the pin backs, cleaning them again and then finally polishing them. eventually they'll all be done...eventually.