Celtic Barrette - Heart
Hearts as symbols of "love" and "devotion" date from the later medieval period but have become an established part of modern Celtic symbolism in the last decade of the 20th century.
Each item begins as a piece of sheet metal, copper, bronze, brass or nickel. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina may be applied or it may be hand painted with dye oxide. A clear polymer coating is applied. The Barrette face adheres to a French clip.