Handcrafted Medium wood barrette in Curly Maple.
Medium approx. 3" long size of metal clip: 70mm / 2 3/4" Good barrette to pull back a section of normal thickness hair or all of fine hair.
Maple (Fiddle-back / Curly / Tiger) (Acer saccharum) The term fiddleback comes from the use of this extraordinarily unusual grain pattern in the manufacture of musical instruments, most commonly associated with the famous luthier Antonio Stradivarius. Stradivarius built many of his violins using this type of figure on the backs of his violins, hence the term "fiddleback."
These Barrettes are built to a very high standard for a lifetime of wear and are gallery quality. We use AAA premium materials: the world's finest sustainably sourced exotic and domestic hardwoods, precious metals and gem grade gemstones. Each piece is lovingly hand crafted one at a time in our northern Michigan studio.
We've been making wooden barrettes for over 20 years. Our barrettes are all made from SOLID wood.
**Never a thin layer of veneer over a cheaper base wood**
They are screwed not glued to the made in France clips for a strong, durable, mess free joint. Glue joints on barrettes will eventually fail over time. These will not.
We are a zero waste shop: furniture cutoffs become jewelry boxes, jewelry box cut offs become hair pins and barrettes and the smallest pieces become jewelry. We've even had our sawdust used in kiln firings. Silver scrap is recycled too.
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.
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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.