What Makes a good pin design?
You may have a design in mind for your first pin, but will the idea translate well into pin form?
Creating art that will be viewed on a flat surface or on a screen is much different from designing a pin that will be turned into metal and filled with enamel.
If you are adapting an existing design into pin form, it can sometimes be necessary to remove certain details and simplify colors.
Combining similar colors to reduce the total color count will save you money as well. Most successful pin designs are somewhat simple, yet have a strong idea.