This handcrafted hair pin is made from European Horse Chestnut.  This is an unusual hook-shaped pin with a pale grain pattern ranging from creamy-white to a darker tan tone. A distinctive dark brown and reddish figure runs through the top.  This piece has an open cell texture making it a very delicate light weight pin.

European Chestnut grows all across Europe along with related species found in North America.  It has been used for many years in cabinet work and turnery. Also known as a conker tree; it produces nuts that are the basis for the game 'conkers'.  The wood to make this hair fork came from a tree that stood in a garden in Bath.  Cut down due to disease; this tree was dearly loved by a family who spent many years climbing it's limbs, collecting it's conkers and admiring its beauty.  I was kindly given a piece in an effort to honour the life of a wonderful tree.


16.7cm Long

1.9cm 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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