I handcraft this wood hair pin from Leopardwood (also called fishtail oak). approx 5 3/4"x 3/4". I hand craft each hairpin is individually. Photo is example of hairpin in a specific wood type. Each is individually handmade and may have some slight variations in appearance.
I handcraft my wooden hair pins from many sustainable sourced domestic and exotic hardwoods. Pictured in the 2nd photo are some examples from left to right (bocote, birdseye maple, wenge, satinwood, snakewood, bloodwood, quilted maple, purpleheart, tulipwood) Most of these can be found in my store. If not, they may be available by special order. I can also customize lengths.
My Hair Pins have a specially designed shaped top and profile (curving in and back out again - like an hourglass) which helps them maintain a tight firm hold in the hair. Hair Pins are much easier to use than most people think (there's a trick to getting them to stay in tightly), these wood hair picks can be worn in a number of hairstyles and updos including buns, French twists, knots, chignons and many others.
Each of my hair Pins comes with detailed instructions explaining how to use it.
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.