The 20g copper plate is about 3 inches long and approximately 1 inch wide. It is riveted onto a 60mm lead-free nickle-plated hair barrette.
I’ve always loved playing with my hair and trying new hairstyles. In college, one of my biggest vices was a little kiosk at the mall which sold some fantastic hair accessories. While I wouldn’t splurge on a great many things…. I could never resist a hair clip.
That said, I’ve often been frustrated with my options. I like clips with character and which are versatile (as opposed to color-specific). I love to support handmade pieces, but I expect durability. I really want to buy items with great craftsmanship. After years of searching but just not quite finding what I want, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that the only option left is to start making my own.
So, here’s one of my first etched copper hair barrettes! It was cut from 20g copper sheet metal, filed, and cleaned. Then an ooak design was drawn by hand onto the surface before it was placed in the etching solution. Cleaned, painstakingly hammered into shape and work hardened by hand, it was then drilled and riveted onto a pre-fabricated 60mm french barrette mount (nickle plated and lead-free). Antiqued and polished, this hair clip has a rustic charm which will bring you joy for years to come!
Copper does, of course, over time develop an attractive patina. This is part of the beauty of the material. The surface does have a thin protective layer of wax to protect it, but expect the beautiful patina to develop gradually.
From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love… with all the attention you deserve!
This item comes with a FREE white gift box, for your gift-giving pleasure!
As always, 10% of the profits from the sale of this item go to support charity!