Behind-the-Design: The "Peace Pin"

Posted by Ayla Montgomery on

peace pins for NAILgasm 2

Truth be told, the "Peace" pin got it's name by accident. The original inspiration behind the design is the hand signal for the number two, as in NAILgasm 2. But a client and her husband were asking me what the meaning behind the pin was because to them, it looked like a "peace" sign, which resonates a lot more with people during these crazy times.

Every pin I design has personal meaning for me. Even down to the colors I choose. The pins are all modeled after my own hands, flesh tone and nail shape (my beloved almond).


Last year, I got more serious about improving my artist skills so I started learning color theory with Betty Edwards' book "Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors". That's when I learned about my affinity for analogous colors, colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. All the colors surrounding the hand are found next to each other on the color wheel (Pink-red, blue, purple-violet).

Betty Edwards on color theory

The colors in the peace pin are especially important to me, with their purple hues, which signifies royalty and prosperity. Who doesn't enjoy prosperity??? 

Peace pins for NAILgasm 2

THANK YOU to everyone that has been purchasing these Limited Edition pins, which are almost sold out. It means the world to me. I can't wait to get started on NAILgasm 2 <3