The "Gee Twins" and their Butterfly Pins

The story:

The "Gee Twins" Butterfly pins were created to raise Lupus awareness by Kirsten and Deidre, identical twins. Here, in their words, is their story:

These fabric butterfly pins were designed and handcrafted by The Gee Twins for Lupus, Deidre (Gee) Baptista and Kirsten (Gee) Maeda. We are identical twins, creative, passionate Lupus Advocates.  We wore these pins while lobbying in Washington DC this past March with The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and Lupus LA.   The pins sparked conversation and were well received while lobbying.  We sincerely hope they will bring support for Lupus awareness and hope towards a cure.  
The Pins:
You can buy your pins online - please indicate whether you want yours with a clip or a pin, and you will get your items shipped directly from the Gee Twins! They are generous enough to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Lupus Foundation of Northern California. Each pin is $13, and includes shipping.


Purple fabric, Chinese brocade nylon/polyster 

Various Butterfly patterns woven in fabric



Ribbon width is approximately 3/8” (clips) and 5/ 8” (pins)

Orange colored ribbon


Butterfly Pin

Metal pin backing  3/8” x 1/8” width

Butterfly             3” x 3”


Butterfly Clip

Metal clip backing  1” x 1/4”

Butterfly                 2” X 1 1/2”
Choose Your "Gee Twins" Butterfly ($13):