To the people asking where to buy fancy pins,
I have today found a place online called Just Another Button Company that sells pincushion patterns, buttons and fancy pins. The buttons and pins are made from slices of polymer canes. They have a great variety from which to choose. They are wholesalers, but have ways to locate a retail shop within a given distance of your USA zip code, to find retailers in other countries and to find online retailers.
Give them a look.