This handcrafted hair pin is made from honey coloured wild Cherry, dark Black Walnut and lustrous Sapele. Each wood runs the length of the pin. The top reveals the segments of each wood type. A strong and striking pin that will last for years.
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.
Favoured by furniture makers Cherry wood is hard and strong with a beautiful golden honey tone. The tree is an important food source for Blackbirds, Song Thrush's and mammals such as the badger, wood mouse, yellow necked mouse and dormouse. Bees make their way to these beautiful trees in the spring for their abundant flower blossoms. This piece was taken from a Cherry near Bath that lost a large limb in a winter storm in 2015.
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 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.