This wood hair pin is handcrafted from Quilted Maple Average size 5 1/2"x 3/4".
We've been making wood hair pin for over 25 years. They 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. Edges are smoothed and transitions are eased for a no snag safe hold in your hair.
Maple (Quilted) (Acer saccharum) Quilted Maple gets its name from the round figures swirling across the grain pattern. Quilted figure looks somewhat similar to birdseye figuring, but with larger circles for the eyes. It reminds me of big puffy clouds. Each pin is individually handmade and may have some slight variations in appearance. Photo is example of hairpin in a specific wood type.
I make my wood hair pins hair pins from many sustainably 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.
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 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.
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