This joyful mixed media dragonfly barrette incorporates jewel toned hues of shimmering amethyst purple and emerald green. Many of the components have play of light effects that lend a magical or ethereal feel.
MEASUREMENTS + MATERIALS
✭ Measures approximately 4.75″ wide x 3.75″ high at the tallest and widest points.
✭ Fastens with a 3″ French barrette clip
✭ Materials include: tooling leather, glass seed beads, a real beetle wing, real gemstone beads, and a single quartz crystal.
This handcrafted hair barrette combines leather craft, beadwork and wirework. The dragonfly’s wings, and the leaf that she rests on, are made from tooling leather. The “body” is a brilliant green beetle wing, which has been set in a hand stitched bezel of glass seed beads. The tail is comprised of gemstone beads: blue apatite, lapis lazuli, faceted amethyst, and a single quartz crystal point. The crystal point was coated with a titanium finish that gives the crystal a deep purple hue, with iridescent flashes of rose and amber when the light hits it right.