This beautiful purple birch leaf barrette was hand crafted using high quality tooling leather. The leather was hand cut , shaped and carved, then painted a stunning shimmering purple. The color is sealed with a protective topcoat.
Next I added a mandala of peacock and pheasant feathers in iridescent cobalt and azure. Each one was hand cut and glued. At the center is a vintage glass stone in sapphire blue, with an aurora borealis coating. This is accented with a single row of hand sewn seed beads.
This piece measures about 4.75″ x 3.75″. It fastens with a high quality French barrette, which measures about 3″ long.