Add a garden to your do, with our blue bird barrette, of handmade ceramic with raised floral details. It is backed with a sturdy clip to secure your tresses. Blue birds signify happiness. One should always keep a blue bird near and dear:) Spread a little joy among your girl friends, the blue bird barrette makes a much loved little gift. But trust me, if you do keep one for yourself, it will become your go to-to doll up your do.
Pressed & painted Blue Bird Barrette
I made a series of stamps by incising, adding bits and carving clay to make a reverse image. These come in handy as I cut out each barrette, pressing it into different clay reliefs that I have used for other projects. Next I use my smaller stamps to further detail each rectangle of clay. The edges must be smoothed, before I place each carefully over a dowel, weighing down either edge so a gentle curve is created. Each blue bird barrette must fit the metal structure of the sturdy clip made in France.
After firing to bisque, so the clay hardens to a durable material, I begin the coloring process. The raised relief and incised areas will add interest to the surface of the barrette as the glazes flow. I use a mix of under glazes which do not flow, staying where they are placed and flow glazes. The flow glazes accent the hills and valleys of the pattern.
I employ my blue bird barrette nearly every other day. It holds my thick hair back very nicely. If I just want to gather a few wisps to gather the hair from falling in my face, it does that perfectly. The french clips are very well made. Feel free to give your barrette a work out. I make them to last.
Each barrette will vary a bit in size colors and patterning as I make them each individually. They average about 3″ wide by 1.5 wide. Each comes with a nice tag and is signed by me:).
If you are a fan of blue birds, you may order this image in any of my products from ornaments or clocks to gift cards or a print.