The design idea for the shape of these hair combs came from a series of beautiful carved wood weaving combs I saw at a museum exhibit some time ago. I made a few modifications to make them better suited for use as hair jewelry. For fit and comfort, each hair comb is curved ( like a comma) to follow the shape of the head and the prongs are further apart and wider for strength.
approx. 4 1/2" long x 2 3/8" wide
Bubinga- (Guibourtia tessmannii - Africa) also called African Rosewood though not a "true" rosewood, Bubinga has a lovely Pinkish-rose color, veined with darker stripes and sometimes with mottled or "bee's wing" figure.
Blue Heron Jewelry and woodwork studios is a marriage of my two loves - sticks and stones (i.e. figured domestic and exotic hardwoods and fine gemstones). I began my jewelry career creating unique wood jewelry boxes, jeweled hair sticks, combs and barrettes. Soon, customers began asking for matching and coordinating jewelry designs and the jewelry end of the business was born. I have over 20 years experience in the fields of woodworking and jewelry design. My work has been featured in local and national print, movie and Television media and is private collections world wide.