This small handcrafted hair pin is made from Purpleheart and American Black Walnut wood. The Walnut has dark flecked patterns on a lighter background grain. A Purpleheart wood centre runs through the piece with a deep purple brown hue and dark grained patterns running down the pin. This is a really beautiful strong pin.
Purpleheart is a very strong wood from south America. This piece was left over from a local carpentry workshop. It is one of my favourite woods to work with.
American Black Walnut grows in Canada and Northern America. It is a prized wood for cabinetmaking and provides some pretty tasty nuts. This hair pin has been made from wood that would have otherwise been thrown away or burnt.
14.2 cm Long
2.2 cm Wide
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 hair pin 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.