My colorful magpie hair accessories are hand crafted from premium tooling leather, and hand painted in black, white and metallic green and indigo. The colors have a brilliant iridescent quality that is just stunning when the light hits. I first created this design in 2009, and I’ve probably made about 20 since then. I am retiring this pattern, so this one is the last of its kind; while I may revisit the magpie theme in the future, the design will be different.
This barrette measures about 4″ wide by 4″ high at the height and widest points. It fastens with a high quality French clip barrette, which measures about 2.75″; this is a medium-small size. The bird is angled as if in mid-flight, so it does not hang perfectly straight or symmetrical.
All of my leather craft is created using the highest quality materials and over 25 years of leather working skill. Beauty and quality craftsmanship are important to me, so I patiently design, carve, shape, paint and seal each piece. It’s a slow process comprised of many steps, but the end result is an original handmade work of wearable art that you can be proud to gift or cherish for years to come.