Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) - Hair Pin #1
This pendant contains one small specimen of Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), dried thoroughly and preserved in a small point of glass-like resin.
A native of Europe, Coltsfoot is a very early spring ephemeral flower, often confused for Dandelion. It's delicate yellow flowers are held aloft on spindly stems, covered in scale-like leaves. Up until very recently, Coltsfoot was frequently prescribed as an herbal treatment for common cold symptoms, and has been used by herbalists for centuries.
The resin piece itself measures about 45mm long by 13mm wide and is attached to a standard 2" long "ballet pin" or "u-pin" for easy hair insertion.
The piece is lightweight and should fit securely any bun or updo for medium or long length hair.
If you have particularly long or thick hair and think you may need a few extra u-pins I'd be happy to send along some complimentary un-embellished pins for you.
(Please note that the hair pins worn in the example photo are not the exact pin you will receive; the pin you will receive has never been worn).