This handcrafted hair pin is made from Cherry wood and Purpleheart wood.
The Purpleheart has a dark grain pattern and a deep purple hue highlighting the tips of the contours at the top of the pin. The main length of the pin is Cherry wood and has a deep grain pattern that has streaks of green and purple colour. This is a sturdy and unusual pin.
Purpleheart is a very strong wood from south America. It is perfect for making small slender hair pins. This piece was left over from a local carpentry workshop. It is one of my favourite woods to work with.
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.
14.4 cm Long
2.1 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.