This handcrafted hairpin and buckle is made from European Walnut. The grain patterns are a combination of deep dark heartwood and pale cream grey sapwood giving a light and dark design with a lustrous shimmer in the light. This is a particularly unique and eye catching piece.
European Walnut grows in south west Asia, Turkey and Europe. It has been used for many years in cabinet work and marquetry and provides some pretty tasty nuts! The wood to make this pin came from a very old tree in Bath that was cut down due to disease and rot. Many were sad to see it go. A tree surgeon friend kindly gave me some pieces that were destined to be burnt or thrown away in an effort to honour the life of such a Great tree.
This pin is finished with Nutshell wax. The product is eco friendly and non toxic, blending selected beeswax, Larch oil and essential oils to give your hairpin years of protection. It also uses no VOC's, formaldehyde or petrochemicals.
We are always striving to improve our processes environmentally. Hand tools are used over power tools where possible and sanding etc. is kept to a minimum.