Handcrafted wood barrette in Birdseye Maple
XL approx. 4 1/4" long size of clip: 95mm / 3 3/4" Best barrette for use in lots of thick hair!
Bird's-eye Maple (Acer saccharum)
Of all the "exotic" domestic hardwoods, bird's-eye maple is among the most highly prized, for it's distinctive clusters of "bird's eyes" - those shimmering little bubbles of convoluted grain, often accompanied by satiny swirling grain or quilted figure. Few woods in the world are as dramatic, unique or sought after.
Many states in the Northeastern and North Central U.S. produce bird's-eye maple, but the best, finest textured wood comes from right here, in pristine Northern Michigan, where the climate and the soil provide ideal growing conditions for this rare and valuable timber!
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.