Custom Association & Organization Pins

Custom Made Association, Organization and Student Club Pins

Many of our pins can be customized to meet your individual needs. The medium and large pineapple pins can be customized to include choice of color or initials of your school or organization. Examples pictured include; Johnson & Wales University, North Dakota State, Fort Hayes State, Denver University, Scott Community College and Michigan State. There is a one-time model fee for all custom work.

Custom Nonprofit and Government Pins

 Nonprofit and Government Pins

Nonprofit and Government pins were designed using customized logos, colors or organization themes or designs.  Nonprofit and Government pins pictured include; A Rhode Island Banner pin made for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and used in a Marketing campaigne for the city,  the Eagle Device made for the Rhode Island National Guard, the Metropolis “HOPE”Lighthouse pin and the pin made for the City of Central Falls.  This pin with its’ extensive detail,  is a perfect example of a pin made using a label insert.  It is with a metal background, inserted label and epoxy cover finish. 

 There is a one time model making fee for all custom made pins as well as a minimum of 150 pins. Call today for a free quote for your Nonprofit and Government pins project today.  401-261-6785

Custom Made University Pins

Custom Made University Lapel Pins 

Many of our custom made university lapel pins can be designed to meet your individual needs. The medium and large pineapple pins can be custom made to include choice of color or initials of your school or organization as well as your logo.  Examples of our custom made university lapel pins pictured include; Johnson & Wales University, North Dakota State, Fort Hayes State, Denver University, Scott Community College and Michigan State. There is a one-time model fee for all custom work.

Corporate and Meeting Planner Pins

Corporate and Meeting Planner Pins 

Many of our  Corporate and Meeting Planner pins can be customized to meet your individual needs, using your logo or theme of choice.  Examples pictured include; The Martel Swift pin made working with Legacy Marketing, the Hand to Lips pins designed by Vol. 4, a division of Roc Nation, Koala pins ordered by Living Ventures in the UK and the all copper pins including the Statue of Liberty, an Oscar pin and Fleur Di Lis pins to name a few- all designed by Contageous Marketing in the UK.  There is a one-time model fee for all custom work as well as a minimum of 150 pins.  Call for your free quote today.

Seaside Collection reflects “Lighting the Way” and “Making a Difference”

Lighthouse Pins

Seaside Collection- A variety of Pins Refective of US Coastlines

Pins by Frank has developed a Seaside Collection reflective of the beautiful coastlines on the East & West coats of the USA.  Our collection includes a variety of Lighthouse Pins, Lobster Pins, Sail Boats, Dolphins, a Quahog/ Clam Pin and a Starfish Pin. 

Starfish Pins- Symbolize How a Small Act of Kindness Can make a Huge Difference

 Starfish pins were inspired by a story I read, published  by “Loren Eiseley” in 1969 in the “Unexpected Universe”.  The “Starfish Story,” also know as the “Star Thrower” is   part of a 16-page essay of the same name by Loren Eiseley (1907–1977).  The Star Thrower is also the title of a 1978 anthology of Eiseley’s works (including the essay), which he completed shortly before his death.  The story is about how a small act of kindness can make a huge difference!!!  Because the story  has significant importance we have made book marks with the story that can be customized with your logo and purchased along with the pins. To learn more about the “Starfish Story and bookmarks, visit  Starfish Pins & Lessons Leraned About Making a Difference

Lighthouse Pins-A Beacon of Light & Hope

When making our lighthouse pins, we realized that the history of the Lighthouse was of impotance.  Wikopedia has a detailed description of its history, a portion of  which reads “Before the development of clearly defined ports, mariners were guided by fires built on hilltops. Since raising the fire would improve the visibility, placing the fire on a platform became a practice that led to the development of the lighthouse. In antiquity, the lighthouse functioned more as an entrance marker to ports than as a warning signal for reefs and promontories. To read the full history visit History of lighthouses – Wikipedia. 

In addition and also of importance is the concept that the Lighthouse offers a Beacon of Hope. Our Hope Lighthouse is a replica of a lighthouse made to support cancer victims, giving them HOPE.  To learn about the story of the Hope Lighthouse pin visit, Hope Light House Pin ($4.00 – $6.00) – Pins By Frank


Ribbon Pins

Ribbon Pins, Creating Awareness and Providing Support

Our Ribbon Pins are available in all colors. Ribbon Pins are also commonly referred to as awareness pins. Our awareness pins are 1 ¼” tall x ½” wide. In-stock colors are White, Pink, Red, and Purple and White & Burgundy for the Children’s Awareness Pins. All pins can be personalized on request. For special colors, minimums may be required.

Using these pins to create and celebrate awareness can be attributed to Penelope Laingen, a military wife who tied a yellow ribbon around an oak tree in her yard when her husband was being held hostage in Iran. From that time on, a Yellow Ribbon became the symbol of hope and awareness. Ribbons and the ribbon pin were used to convey the thoughts and prayers that were going out for our troops stationed in faraway places.

Rhode Island & Providence Pins, Made in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Anchor Pins

Rhode Island  & Providence pins represent the smallest state in the United States of America, and it’s capital city of Providence.  Rhode Island is only 48 miles long and has 384 miles of shoreline. This East coast state, often called the Ocean State, abuts the Atlantic Ocean and offers many miles of beautiful coastline.  Rhode Island pins were designed as a tribute to our State, our City, and our beautiful coastline, which offers endless enjoyment to residents and visitors alike.  For out of State visitors planning a visit, we suggest visiting     .                      

Our pins were made to be reflective of our resources and history and include: Our Rhode Island Anchor Pins, RI Rooster Pins, RI Baseball pins, Rhode Island Clam/Quahog pins, and the Ocean State Wave pins. And just for Providence, our Providence Independent Man pin.                           

Over time, the Rhode Island and Providence pins have become a favorite of local Little League Baseball Teams as trading pins when games are played out of state. Many organizations have meetings out of state also exchange our Rhode Island pins, to proudly showcase our state.                                                                                

To see additional pins such as Lobster, Starfish, Scallop and gold clam pin, check out our Seaside Collection.

 The above list of pins are in-stock items, so we generally have a supply ready to ship.  All pins are offered in three price points, offering greater discounts when purchasing greater volume.  The breakdown throughout our site is as follows:    1 to 11  pins, 12 to 99 pins and 100+  pins.

Orders can be placed using our order form or by emailing [email protected]. Please include name, full address, telephone, quantity needed, and choice of finish. If there is a “need by date” please let us know.                                                                                                                

If you have an idea for a custom Rhode Island Pin, we would be delighted to offer a complimentary quote.  Just send a picture of what you’d like, the size and quantity and when you need them.  There is a minimum of 150 pins for any custom pins we make and the time frame ranges from 4 weeks to about 6 weeks in our busiest seasons.  Email to [email protected].                           


Pineapple Pins & Hospitality Collection

Large Pineapple Pins, gold and also hand painted

Pineapple Pins, Symbols of Hospitality, are Made with Pride

Pineapple pins, made by Pins By Frank, are proudly made in the U.S.A. with a blend of metals. They are offered in three sizes; small, medium and large and all have a military clutch, also referred to as a butterfly clutch. 


Our  small  pineapple pin  is ¾” tall, curved, and is available in gold, silver and  two copper finishes.  Medium and large pineapple pins are available with hand painted green tops, Italian colors of red, green & White or glitter tops wich are multicolored.  Our pineapple pins can also be customized in your choice of painted tops.  There is a minimum required for custom colors. The medium and large pins are flat, beautifully detailed and can be customized with business or University initials, logos and colors. Examples of this are available on our website under Custom made Lapel Pins.

Story of the Pineapple

There is a very interesting story explaining the history behind how these pins have become a “Symbol of Hospitality”  worldwide.  Pins by Frank has designed a book mark with the  “Pineapple Story.”  Although there are many versions of this story, the version we chose of The Story of the Pineapple is available as a book mark with your order of pins  and compliments our pins beautifully. We now offer customization of the book mark with your logo and colors. A complimentary quote is available based on quantity ordered. 

The Pineapple & Hospitality Collection is very versatile and provides a cost effective tool to enhance sales, welcome visitors or reward employees.

Effective Ideas 

Many of our clients have shared how our Hospitality collection has been used creatively and cost effectively and a few of these ideas are mentioned below. 

  • Our small pineapple, with the gold, silver and copper finishes have been very popular for employee recognition/ awards programs. 
  • Another popular idea is to use these hospitality pins (symbolizing welcome) at trade shows or on sales calls. Many collected business cards are discarded after a trade show but not a business card that has a lovely little pin attached to it. That one will be kept.
  • Many churches and organizations have purchased these pins to “Welcome” new members.  

To see the full list of ideas and  how these flagship items have been successfully used by our clients please visit the  Creative Ideas for our Collections & Products page on our website.

For those who are interested in learning about Hospitality as a career,  Johnson & Wales University or the  International School of Hospitality

are great sites to learn more.

A Few Reviews we’d like to share:

We would like to share a few of our  reviews.  For any client who would like to be connected with the folks who wrote the reviews, I have every confidence they would be willing to share their thoughts.  For Frank & me, our clients have also become friends and we are grateful for their business and their wonderful reviews;

 Timothy Lam,  Executive Director of  The International School of Hospitality,  5 Stars

“We have been buying from Pins By Frank for almost 10 years. Excellent service, friendly and fast delivery. Highly recommend,”

 Katie Davin,  Johnson & Wales  College of Hospitality Management,  5 Stars

“Pins by Frank is always our go to for our pins. The workmanship is high quality and the service is friendly & reliable. Prices are reasonable.  I would not go to anyone else.”

David Bradley, V.P, Sales & Services,   Shreeveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau’s 5 Stars

” I have used pins by Frank for a few years and always get a great product at reasonable prices.  Marie is a gem to deal with and very quick when we place orders. They also recently offered me some overstock of my favorite Pineapple pins at very reasonable pricing. Look around and I guarantee you will comeback for their pricing and great service.”

Dr. Ruth Smith, CHE, MIH, Assistant Professor Bob Billington School of Hospitality, President of ICHRIE-SECSA Federation, 5 Stars

” The dean, faculty and students of the Bob Billington School of Hospitality Management at Bethune- Cookman wear the Custom made B-CU pineapple pins created by Pins By Frank as part of our daily attire. We are so thankful for the excellent service and professionalism that we receive year after year, even with our urgent orders, Marie is phenomenal and pays much attention to every detail. Thank You Marie! You are AMAZING! We LOVE your pins so much, and we take pride in not only wearing them but pinning them on our distinguished visitors.”

Hospitality Club of Schenectady, Lisa Ciancetta, President


“I was thrilled to get the pins so quickly and even happier I could show my adviser.  So far….  everyone loves them!  The pictures don’t do them justice. The pins are classy. Thank you.I know I will be doing business again.  I printed out the other pineapple items and am bringing them to today’s Hospitality  Club meeting. Thank you for all your help.

Lackawana College, Stephanie Decker, Director, Kiesendahl School of Hospitality

“Lackawana College is catching employees doing something right. Members of the College family are encouraged to award pineapple pins to a member of the administration, staff, and faculty or student body caught in the act of hospitality towards another. Everyone checks to see who got pins and how they got them. It has increased the energy and hospitality of the entire College.”


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Dachshund Lapel Pins

Dachshund Lapel pins made by Pins By Frank offer beautiful detail and  make perfects gifts. The dachshund is also referred to as a wiener dog or sausage dog due to its long body and short legs.  Our dachshund pins are a perfect accessory for any use. Attach it to a shirt, jacket, bag, purse, hat or just about anywhere you can affix a pin to. This Dachshund pin makes a super cute design piece to any accessory. It is made in the USA using lead free white metals and is three dimensional.

A bit of Information About Dachshunds (partially taken from Wikipedia) also called Wiener dogs.

A typical Dachshund is long bodied and muscular with short stubby legs. Their front paws are paddle shaped for extreme digging. They are scent hound dogs and bred for hunting small animals. Today, they are excellent family companions, show dogs and small game hunters.  Their temperament can be described as devoted, lively,  clever and a bit stubborn.courageous,

Dog Breed: Hound Dogs,   Height: 8″ to 9″ at shoulder, Weight: 16 to 32 lbs.   Life Span: 12 to 15 years Dachshunds are primarily bred in two sizes; Standard 16 to 32 lbs and Miniature 11 to 16 lbs, also referred to as “Tweenies”

Would you like Custom Made Pins of  Your Breed?

Pins By Frank also offers customization. If you’s like us to make  custom pins for your breed just let us know.  Custom orders do require a minimum of 150 pins and take 4 to 8 weeks to make.  For a free quote, just email [email protected] or call Marie at 401-943-8925.

Custom Made Lapel Pins – Your Logo or Your Design

General Information & Examples of Custom-Made Lapel Pins

Pins by Frank is eager to work with you to create the custom-made lapel pins that will achieve your goals, exceed your expectations and provide you with a competitive advantage. 

Personalized Lapel pins provide many benefits to Corporations, Associations, Organizations, Clubs and Universities.

Having personalized pins serves to promote your brand in many ways.

  • Enhanced visibility resulting in more customers and more business
  • Employee or Client Reward or Incentive Programs
  • Communicate pride 
  • What better way to welcome new employees, new club or organization members, or new students

We pride ourselves offering pins made from a mixture of white metals, lead-free and hand painted.  All pins have a military clutch back, also called a butterfly back unless a different back is requested.   Processing time is about 4 to 6 weeks so call today to get started!  401-943-8925

We are more then happy to assist in helping you by making suggestions once you’ve let us know what you have in mind.

Be sure to browse through our gallery of work done (to the right) to get ideas and a look at the quality of our work and attention to detail.

To receive a Free Quote we will need:

  • A picture of your  logo, design or your company or school letters.
  • Your shape and size preference
  • The finish; choosing from gold, silver, pewter, antique, or copper.
  • The paint colors, if needed. Let us know if there is a PMS, Pantone Matching System color you’d like us to match.
  • The quantity desired (150 minimum)
  • ” Need by” date if there is one ( custom made  lapel pins require approximately 6 to 8 weeks from order  approval to delivery.)