This handcrafted hair pin is made from Pyracantha wood. It has a honey coloured tone with a very fine grain. The pin features several tiny knots with lustrous streaks when held up to the light. The end of the pin has a twisted design carved into the top with some bark remaining and a dark eye knot. The tone of the pin may darken a little with age.
Pyracantha will be very familiar to gardeners here in the UK. They grow well here and are very thorny. Their berries are a much needed food source for birds during the winter months and provide shelter for nesting. This piece has been made from wood gathered from a local gardening project. It is a very interesting wood to work with and I am always surprised at what lies beneath the gnarled bark.
16.0 cm Long
1.5 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.