This leather raven barrette is a tribute to the wonderful crows and ravens that are so abundant here in the Pacific Northwest. The hair accessory was hand crafted from premium tooling leather, then dyed and painted coal black with iridescent washes of blue and green. The shimmering color has a play of light effect, so the blue and green tones can shift from very vivid to rather subtle, depending on the lighting.
They measure about 5.25″ wide by 3/25″ tall – the size is bold enough to make a statement without being overpowering. You can choose whether you’d prefer a metal barrette finding or a black wooden stick. The barrettes are high quality French clips with “Made in France” stamped across the bar, and the wooden sticks are well made commercially crafted wood sticks.
As with all of my leather craft, this piece was created using high quality materials (including premium tooling leather, artist grade acrylics, flexible sealant, and a high quality wooden stick) and over 25 years of leather working skill. Beauty and quality craftsmanship are important to me, so I don’t do “quick and dirty” work; I patiently design, cut, carve, shape, paint and seal each piece. It’s a slow process comprised of many steps, but the end result is a handmade work of wearable art that you can be proud to gift or cherish for years to come.
Design © 2017 Andrea Adams/Beadmask