This handcrafted hair pin is made from a lustrous American Black Walnut and a rich contrasting African mahogany called Sapele. The pin is a clean and simple design making for a very strong pin.
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.
Sapele Mahogany comes from West, Central and East Africa. It is often used in furniture and cabinet making and as a veneer for marquetry. It is also used in the construction of musical instruments, for building boats and as a flooring material. This piece arrived in its previous life as offcuts of flooring that would have otherwise been thrown away or burnt.
This pin is finished with natural herb and resin oil and Nutshell wax. The products are 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.