Here’s a quick little ditty about a hair pin I made for a very special gal who celebrated her birthday yesterday. I didn’t have a ton of time, and I was given some very basic guidelines (she’s kind of girly and likes shiny things!) so I ran with it. The other caveat (for lack of a better word) is that the birthday girl sports a massive mane of dreadlocks. Long, thick, beautiful dreadlocks, so a typical fine toothed silver plated hair comb wasn’t going to work. I opted for a pin and combined dyed deer tail (typically used for making fly-fishing lures), pheasant feathers and a vintage gem earring.
When my friend opened her gift; her joy was unmistakable. I wish the happiness I glean from giving other people something they genuinely love could be bottled and used as currency. It feels better than money. Not really knowing her style or preferences, I went with my gut and wound up with a product that, accordingly to the recipient, was an uncannily perfect fit. This brings me so much joy and seems to be a recurring theme in my custom pieces, which is more than I could have hoped for. I will touch upon this more when I post pictures of the bridal pieces I presented recently to a client- but until the wedding those details must remain under wraps.