Finish What You Started
“Finish what you started, human.” — Kamaji, Spirited Away
It's the return of my darling skull, surrounded by everyone's favorite soot sprite's favorite treat, konpeito, also known as sugar stars!
1" wide, .75" tall, hard enamel with a nice epoxy coat.
Gold plating on a single post, glitter mixed into the sugar stars, back stamped with my logo and mascot so you'll always remember where you got this little cutie of a pin.
Every order will also include a tiny pouch of sugar stars, perfect for snacking after a hard day of hauling coal at the spa!
Since this is releasing in right around Christmas 2018, I wanted to do something vaguely holiday-ish without doing something overtly Christmassy. Sugar stars have always been that for me, thanks in large part not to Ghibli, but to Sailor Moon. They play a huge role in Luna's transformation into her human form in the Sailor Moon S movie, and that movie is very, very wintry.
But I also like the idea of a human finishing what they started and being rewarded with sugar stars in the end as they shuffle off this mortal coil. A little dark, a little sweet, kind of like everything else I set out to do.
Let's finish 2018 strong and open 2019 with crunchy sugar stars and bright hearts and big dreams. ✨
明けましておめでとうございます！🎊 (Happy New Year!)