This diminutive copper barrette (1" wide by 2" long) has a top-quality stainless steel French barrette mechanism, which will never lose its holding power.
It is made with hand-cut and -textured copper and features a tiny golden bee. The top is riveted (rather than glued) to the barrette mechanism, so it won't ever come apart through regular use.
The color on the copper has been applied through careful application of heat. As with any patinated product, avoid exposing it to chemicals (hair care products, lotions, etc), chlorine, and salt. The colors may change and morph over time. This is just the nature of the metal. If you wish it to stay the same color over time, apply a nail polish or gel polish to the surface.
Why this Barrette?
All hand-formed, textured, patinated, assembled, and finished in Virginia, USA. As always, if you would like a custom piece made, please contact me and I would be thrilled to assist if I can! By buying this barrette, you support a US artisan. Made with the highest standards and materials, and with love. As always, if you would like to request a custom piece similar to this one, please contact me directly and I would be thrilled to assist!
Shipping and Care
All items on our shop ship for $4.99 flat rate. Any orders over $100 ship free in the continental United States.
This piece has been sealed with a protective layer of non-reactive sealant. This protects the patinas that otherwise would wear off quickly when in contact with the skin and oxygen in general. Please take care not to place your jewelry on abrasive surfaces like concrete, sand, and pumice or else the sealant could come off. This is not a permanent solution, so be aware that with time you may still begin to see changes in the patina.