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I made this one-of-a-kind hair stick from composite amber, nickel silver, and lustrous desert ironwood, one of the rarest and most beautiful hardwoods in North America. Desert ironwood is similar to cats-eye stone in its translucency and has a lovely, intricate grain. The natural oils in the wood give it that great luster, and the tight grain makes it easy to polish to such a high shine.

The amber and nickel-silver end cap is hand-inlaid. It's pinned into the wood with an 1/8" nickel silver pin soldered to the cap. The pin is highly polished and seems to glow through the translucent amber. I added slender bands of black vulcanized fiber and nickel silver to set off the wood and stone.

I make matching ear studs too:

The hair stick is approximately 5 5/8" (14.3cm) long and 1/4" (.63 cm) square at the large end. It ships cushioned by soft white batting in a buff-colored gift box, tied with dark red raffia ribbon like you see in the last photo.

Like everything in my shop, this listing is handmade and unique - you get the exact item you see in the photographs, and I pay the shipping (internationally, too) - USPS First Class Mail with delivery confirmation in the US.

Please read my shop policies -- http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElkAndIron/policy

Here's a link to my main shop page -- http://elkandiron.etsy.com

Thanks for looking!


© 2013 Bob Schneider

Amber Hair Stick - Handmade Amber and Desert Ironwood Hair Stick - Gifts Under 50 - Ready to Ship


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: desert ironwood, nickel silver, composite amber, vulcanized fiber
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 247 reviews
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