Exquisite sewing pins featuring a tombo-dama glass bead on the head. Tombo-dama beads are a Japanese traditional craft, produced in a variety of colours and unique designs. Tombo-dama literally means "dragonfly's eye" because these beautiful glass beads resemble the mysterious eyes of dragonflies.
The floral designs for these tombo-dama are called "millefiori," meaning "a thousand flowers." The components are heated in the flame from a burner, and carefully shaped.