My wife enjoyed the hair combs I’ve been making but wanted some hair sticks for her long hair. So I went into the shop this afternoon and whipped these up for her as an early Valentine’s Day present. In making them, I was influenced by 19th-century Japanese originals I had seen. While not slavishly following their lines, I let them guide the outcome.
I used my favorite native New England cherry for the wood, sanded to 400 grit, and finished them with tung oil.
My wife has promised to let me photograph her using the sticks next time we go out for dinner.