We hand sculpt these 6 1/4" long hairsticks from lovely Birdseye Maple wood and add genuine prehnite gemstones in sweet and simple sterling silver settings.
Can also be used as shawl pins or sweater pins.
Photo is example of hair stick / gem combination. Each hair stick is individually handmade and may have some slight variations in appearance.
**Orders come presented in a lovely box ready for gifting**
Care: Please remove jewelry and hair accessories when sleeping, showering or swimming. Precious metals can tarnish - we recommend storing your jewelry and hair accessories in the plastic bag provided when not in use.
**Always hold and insert hair sticks and barrettes using the wood and metal base, not the decorative top portion of the stick / pin / clip**
Bird's-eye Maple (Acer saccharum)
Of all the "exotic" domestic hardwoods, bird's-eye maple is among the most highly prized, for it's distinctive clusters of "bird's eyes" - those shimmering little bubbles of convoluted grain, often accompanied by satiny swirling grain or quilted figure. Few woods in the world are as dramatic, unique or sought after.
Many states in the Northeastern and North Central U.S. produce bird's-eye maple, but the best, finest textured wood comes from right here, in pristine Northern Michigan, where the climate and the soil provide ideal growing conditions for this rare and valuable timber!