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    I've been asked if I'd make a decorated wood hairslide (using pyrography) but can't find where to get blank wood hairslides from.
    Any ideas anyone?
    Fiona
    http://www.samigailsgifts.co.uk/
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  • #2
    I don't think there are any, to be honest. I had to make my own, by cutting & steam-bending thin veneers of wood, then riveting them onto a metal slide-back. Not easy, actually... but possible! I can send you a pic if you like.

    Maybe one of our woodworkers, or Jeff at The Big Wood, (http://www.bigwood.co.uk/product_page.htm) with workshops & all the tools & such, could make you one? I could, but it might take me a while!
    Cheers,
    Scorch

    Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
    Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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    • #3
      Anybody want to email me a photo or drawing of what they're like.......?

      Not the sort of thing I have a use for or indeed enough hair for (nowadays).

      Chris.

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      • #4
        the nearest example I can find is:
        hairslides
        Someway down the page is a blank and white daisy barrette - what i had in mind was i suppose flatter though and in wood for me to burn a design on.
        My neighbour would like me to decorate one for her and daughter but I'm fast thinking it's not achievable.
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        • #5
          I'm not sure how you would make one but I used to sell bought-in hair accessories and what springs to mind is a curved oval shape with small holes either side where you use a pin to secure it in place. I've seen them in leather but never in wood but don't see why it wouldn't work.

          The only pic I can find to show what I mean is this one

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          • #6
            the daisy barette on the link you posted just looks like a bent piece of wood with a metal clip glued on to the back, I am sure there should be someone that would supply the piece of wood, you could pygrograph it then glue on the metal bit.
            www.beadlab.com

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            • #7
              steve at craft shapes has some rectangles
              rectangles
              do you think these would be too chunky?
              I thought the size down might be too small?
              Any ideas where to get the metal clip bit of the hairslide?
              http://www.samigailsgifts.co.uk/
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              • #8
                Originally posted by auntynet View Post
                I'm not sure how you would make one but I used to sell bought-in hair accessories and what springs to mind is a curved oval shape with small holes either side where you use a pin to secure it in place. I've seen them in leather but never in wood but don't see why it wouldn't work.

                The only pic I can find to show what I mean is this one

                Yup - they're what I make out of leather, too! Like this :


                But making them out of wood puts a dreadful strain on the wood - there's lots of stretch & bend in leather, but not much in wood!
                Cheers,
                Scorch

                Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pebbles View Post
                  the daisy barette on the link you posted just looks like a bent piece of wood with a metal clip glued on to the back, I am sure there should be someone that would supply the piece of wood, you could pygrograph it then glue on the metal bit.
                  That's exactly what you need, indeed. But the curve of the wood has to match the curve of the metal hairclip (which you can buy on EBay).

                  Also, as you fasten & unfasten the hairclip, it bends, and I was concerned it'd snap off the wood if you just glued it - I riveted mine...
                  Cheers,
                  Scorch

                  Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                  Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by samigail View Post
                    steve at craft shapes has some rectangles
                    rectangles
                    do you think these would be too chunky?
                    I thought the size down might be too small?
                    Any ideas where to get the metal clip bit of the hairslide?
                    Sadly, they're flat, and the hairclip is curved...

                    You can buy the metal bit on EBay - search for "barrette"
                    Cheers,
                    Scorch

                    Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                    Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Scorch

                      I love this forum, there's always someone who has an answer/wisdom!
                      I didn't realise the barrette itself would be curved - poses a problem!
                      http://www.samigailsgifts.co.uk/
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                      • #12
                        No worries - happy to help! That's why I ended up steam-bending and laminating veneers, and even then I had to rivet them...

                        They look like this :
                        http://search.stores.ebay.co.uk/Blac...852504QQsofpZ0

                        I'll Flickr up a pic of what I made, if I get a mo at the weekend...
                        Cheers,
                        Scorch

                        Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                        Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                        • #13
                          Did you manage to find any?
                          Cheers,
                          Scorch

                          Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                          Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                          • #14
                            sadly no. Must admit I haven't really looked too hard the last few days.

                            I have another question though but I'll start a new thread!
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