This handcrafted hair pin is made from Spalted Laburnum wood. It has a light hue with fine dark spalting and a dark heart wood grain at the top of the piece. It is designed to be compact. For those who may like to have just the top detail showing when wearing the pin. Despite it's length this is a very strong pin.
Laburnum wood is a stunning wood found in southern Europe and here in the UK. Prized by furniture makers and luthiers this beautiful deep grained wood is often used for veneers. It is one of the few woods we have in the UK that feels and behaves like rosewood. Cross cut sections of this wood called 'oysters' have been used to make furniture for centuries. A stunning tree and a gorgeous wood, it never fails to impress. This piece was salvaged from a very old tree that had fallen in a storm in 2012. I've saved as much of the old dear as I could and I can't wait to see what further wonders lie beneath the bark. The spalting throughout the sapwood had clearly developed for many years before the tree fell.
12.5 cm Long
2.0 cm Wide
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.