sometimes the king is a woman pin by rayo & honey
sometimes the king is a woman pin by rayo & honey
sometimes the king is a woman pin by rayo & honey
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sometimes the king is a woman pin

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She who has the power, wears the crown.
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My inspiration for this pennant is the Queens of Egypt who chose to appoint themselves Pharaoh in order to have supreme power while they ruled.
My favorite is Hatshepsut {18th Dynasty c.1473-1458 BC}. In order to legitimize her role she used a number of strategies, including having herself depicted as a man wearing the traditional regalia of the pharaohs. During her very successful fifteen-year reign Hatshepsut’s trade expeditions were ground breaking and her building work was on a scale that had never been seen before. She initiated a number of impressive projects, including her superb funerary temple at Deir el-Bahari and several structures at Karnak and Luxor Temples. {it’s quite possible that she was the founder of the latter}. Through her sovereignty, unlike the warlike temperament of many of her 18th dynasty counterparts, Hatshepsut devoted herself to administration, the encouragement of commerce and trade. At the end of her reign she disappeared and most depictions of her were destroyed.

I like to think she got out when she knew it was time & lived the rest of her days happily marveling at all her accomplishments.


ray and honey’s pennant shaped lapel pin is a statement on its own or clustered with a curated collection of enamel pins

Because each piece is made by hand, production time is extended.

  • hand painted
  • engraved acrylic with a black rubber back
  • letters are black cut felt, affixed with heat
  • 1 inch X 1 inch