Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) Hair Pin #1
This piece contains one small specimen of Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum), dried thoroughly and preserved in a clear point of glass-like resin.
Wild Thyme, like it's domestic counterpart, can be used as a culinary ingredient. The herb is prized among herbalists for it's soothing properties and is a common ingredient in cold-busting teas and cough drops. Spiritually, Wild Thyme has been considered a purifying herb since the days of the ancient Greeks, and was supposedly burned as an incense by temple keepers and priests to purify places of worship.
The resin piece itself measures about 45mm long by 9mm 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).