I handsculpt this unique barrette from extremely rare and beautiful Serpentwood (Piratinera guianensis). I then add a gorgeous genuine amber cabochon in a wonderful hand-made sterling silver setting with intricate rope detailing. The amber cabochons sits a full 1/4 inch above the surface of the barrette, is easily viewable from all sides, and looks just great when the light passes through it!
Size: Small (barrette size approx. 2 1/2") - Good barrette for use in fine hair, children's hair, or to pull back a section of fine hair.
Also called Letterwood and Nakedwood, The appearance of serpentwood is similar to that of snakeskin, red-brown with black speckles and stripes. It's sometimes also spotty like leopard spots, or speckled with interesting peculiar markings. It's one of the rarest and most expensive woods in the world!
**All barrettes are new and unworn - photos are taken on a mannequin with a wig**
We've been making wood barrettes for over 20 years. Our wooden 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.
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.