Centre Stripe

Centre Stripe


Approximately 3.75" x 2" in dimension. Uses Sycamore, Rosewood, and red dyed veneers. Edged in gold foil. Sealed with lacquer.



The hair clip "Centre Stripe" is a beautiful example of how simplicity can be striking. The design features a large, bold Rosewood stripe, framed by two thin delicate threads of red dyed veneer. These run down the center of the clip, creating a strong visual contrast that immediately draws the eye. The natural wood grain of the clip is showcased beautifully, with the stripes adding a modern touch to the organic material.

When I created "Centre Stripe," my goal was to highlight the inherent beauty of wood grain through a simple yet impactful design. The idea was to let the natural patterns and textures of the wood take center stage, with the central stripe serving as a focal point that enhances the material’s natural elegance. I chose to keep the design minimalistic to emphasize the intricate details and variations in the wood grain.

Wood is a material that holds a special place in my heart. Each piece has its own unique story, told through its patterns and textures. The rich, earthy tones and organic lines of the wood grain evoke a sense of warmth and bespoke beauty that I wanted to preserve and celebrate. The central stripe, with its bold simplicity, adds a contemporary flair while still allowing the beauty of the wood to shine through.

In "Centre Stripe," I aimed to create a hair clip that is both timeless and modern. The straightforward design makes it versatile and suitable for any occasion, while the natural wood grain ensures that each piece is unique. The contrast between the organic texture of the wood and the clean, sharp line of the stripe creates a balanced composition that is both elegant and eye-catching.

Creating this piece was a reminder of the beauty that can be found in simplicity. Sometimes, the most striking designs are the ones that allow the natural qualities of the materials to speak for themselves. With "Centre Stripe," I wanted to offer a piece that feels both grounded and sophisticated, a testament to the beauty of nature and the power of minimalistic design.

I hope that wearing this hair clip brings a sense of connection to the natural world and an appreciation for the simple, yet profound beauty of wood grain. "Centre Stripe" is a celebration of the elegance found in simplicity and the unique charm of natural materials, designed for those who appreciate the finer details and the art of understated sophistication.

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