Handcrafted wood barrette in rare Claro Walnut Burl. The wood used in these barrettes are cut-offs from Mercedes Benz shift knobs. They were set to be thrown away but I have happy given them new life. There is almost no waste in my shop. Furniture cut offs become jewelry box parts, box off cuts become barrettes and hair pins, pieces too small for hair accessories become jewelry etc.
A really lovely wood, this is a hard one to get good pictures of to show the color and depth.
Size: Medium approx. 3" size of clip: 70mm / 2 3/4" Good barrette to pull back a section of normal thickness hair or all of fine hair.
Walnut Burl - Claro Walnut is an American exotic tree, native to the upper Sacramento River basin. Known for its deep rich colors and intense figure and coveted by gun stock manufactures and master craftsman. Produced by grafting American and English Walnut. Swirly grain with blistered effect. Difficult to find and very high priced.
Photo is example of wood barrette in a specific wood type. Each is individually handmade and may have some slight variations in appearance.
I individually handcraft all my hair barrettes using only premium materials - the highest quality made in France hair clips (much stronger and more durable than the cheaper flimsy counterparts) and the finest rare exotic and figured domestic hardwoods in the world! With a wide range of available sizes, there are wooden hair clips and wood barrettes here to fit the needs of all hair types. For children's hair or fine hair, for holding back only section of your hair, or for lots and lots of extra-thick hair, there's sure to be a barrette and hair clip style here for everyone! Also, check out the new self-adjusting ponytail style hair clips that will hold all your hair in a ponytail with out flattening it at all!
Barrette clips vary quite a bit in quality. I use only the highest quality French Barrette Clips on all my barrettes. They have proven themselves over time to be the best available.
Blue Heron Jewelry and Hair Accessories have been featured in local and national print, movie and Television media and are in private collections world wide. We have over 20 years experience in the fields of hair accessories, jewelry design and woodworking.