There's really no food I love more than avocado. It's perfection. Delicious perfection.
Why wear one in your hair, you ask? Why wouldn't you? :-)
I created this avocado using a cameo punchneedle, which is akin to an ancient rug hooking technique on a smaller scale. I drew up the avocado on weaver's cloth and used my adjustable needle to create the pit. By slowly increasing the height of the needle, the pit becomes an incredibly realistic work of art! It's what makes punchneedle so special, and different from all other forms of embroidery!
It's double mounted on two layers of hand dyed felted wool, cream and lucious purple, and the barrette has been securly sewn onto the back.
The overall size is approximately 3 1/4" tall by 2 1/4" wide (at widest point). The punch needle portion is about 2 3/4" tall by 1 3/4" wide, but may vary just slightly.
The barrette is 2 1/4" long.
Here's what Amanda from Longwinterfarm here on Etsy has to say about the avocado:
"I looooove love love love this! I have it on my coat and get comments--no joke--everywhere I go. I was at the mall the other day (relax Etsy, it was a build a bear birthday party) and was stopped by 4 complete strangers. "OMG is that an avocado? Did you make it? How did she DO that? Where does she sell them?" It's madness! THANK YOU!"
*Made to order - Please allow 7 days*
Some elements may vary slightly depending upon availability of products needed to create the piece. Each one is hand drawn (no pattern) so please allow for subtle differences. I endeavor to stick as closely to original as possible but sometimes thread shades will vary slightly - as most are hand dyed.
This item arrives in pretty eco-friendly packaging all set for gift giving, even if it's a gift for yourself!
Look at all the fun ways you can celebrate the avocado:
I told you I was obsessed with them! :-D
See more handmade punch needle creations in my shop:
Avocado Barrette. Spring Fashion Punch Needle Fascinator or Hair Pin. Green, Purple, Yellow, Brown. Quirky Fun Foodie Gift For Her
- Handmade item
- Materials: felted wool, weavers cloth, embroidery floss, barrette, hair clip, hair pin
- Feedback: 227 reviews
- Ships worldwide from New York, United States