Art up your hairdo with our Honey Bee French Barrette. Hand pressed and painted colorful incised ceramic with a sturdy clip to secure your tresses. These make wonderful gifts for your gal friends. But trust me, if you do keep one for yourself, it will become your go to.
Pressed & painted Honey Bee French 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 honey bee french 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 wear my birdie 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 as well. 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:).
You may order my bee print in any of my products from pendants, clocks to gift cards or a car art sticker.