This little clip is an 100% handmade hair clip (can also be made as a brooch) inspired by the lily pad leaf of the Nymphaea (Water Lily) plant. Created with a free motion embroidery technique where I use my sewing machine as a drawing tool and "draw" the lily pad onto fabric like using paper and pencil.
The fabric is an earthy olive green silk dupioni with teal embroidery. The leaf is securely sewn and glued onto an alligator clip for easy placement in your hair. I use a special technique so that this barrette will not snag or tear at your hair.
The lily pad is about 3" in diameter (7.6 cm), however I can make it a bit larger or smaller if you like- just ask! After experimenting a bit with making many different sizes of lily pads, I think this size is perfect- it is small and dainty and has lots of detail, and looks good in proportion to a person's head.
I can make this lily pad design as hair clip or a brooch, please specify your choice in the 'note to seller' upon purchase.
All edges of fabric are treated with Dritz Fray-Check, to prevent fraying. I use the best materials and construction methods- this is a mini piece of fiber art!
This piece is made to order- it will be ready to ship in 1-2 weeks. As these hair pins are hand made, each one will be a little bit different, but very similar to the pictures here.
U.S. orders ship via First Class Mail with insurance. All international orders are sent with First Class Mail.
All images © Betsie Withey