This handcrafted hair pin is made from Blackthorn Wood. It features a live bark edge on one side of the top and clear darker grain patterns on the reverse. The wood is a pale colour down the length of the pin.
Most of us will know Blackthorn for it's amazing fruits called Sloes. It's one of the first plants to flower in Spring with fresh white blooms. Blackthorn is found in hedgerows and woodlands throughout the UK and Europe. It has been used for centuries to make walking sticks and tool parts. It is a very powerful wood in witchcraft and is used to make staffs and wands. In ancient Britain it's sister tree the Hawthorn is equally revered. Both are featured in the ancient tree Ogham. This piece of Blackthorn was salvaged from a tree that stands nearby our home here in Wiltshire whilst harvesting wood to make Ogham sticks.
15.5 cm Long
3 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 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.

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