March 29, 2020
Here are a few unsolicited comments and feed back that my customers have forwarded to me over the years:
I just want to say thank you for crafting such wonderful items. My wife loves the barrettes. They were part of her fifth wedding anniversary gift. We honeymooned in Hawaii back in 2006 and the koa wood is a perfectly beautiful reminder of our time there. Thanks again and keep up the great work!
My order arrived. They are wonderful and I have gotten lots of compliments about them, as they look great in my pewter colored hair..grin! My friend loves the wooden ones and says she also gets compliments on her lovely hair clips as well. Thanks so much. Please do let us know if you come out with new (pewter) designs!
You do incredible work and I will be sure to keep checking in on your website.
Thanks so much!
Just to let you know the barrette arrived, it's so beautiful, lighter and slimmer than I expected. Thanks for doing such a smashing job with it. I'm sure I'll be calling on you again. Until then, thank you, and all my best.
Just a note to let you know that my hair pieces have arrived safe and sound. They are absolutely gorgeous, you do beautiful work. The small barrettes are just the cutest, I have had a nearly (until I found you) endless search for something that size to hold back just some of my hair. Now that I have such beautiful hair ornaments I won't be able to ever cut my hair off. When money permits I might be back to buy something else from you, meanwhile I have a friend joining Paypal so she can buy something from you as well.
Hello. I suppose this is a silly email. All I want to say is that I love this style that you have with the wood and gem material. I just graduated from college and am presently unemployed, but as soon as I have a paycheck coming in, I will be looking for your work. (I have quite the hairstick collection.) I suppose I'm telling you this because I've been watching hairstick artists come and go for a few years, and I'm worried that you will disappear if you don't receive the appreciation you deserve. As a long-haired woman, I appreciate you artists for making beautiful things for my hair.
Take care, Karla.
The oak leaf barrette arrived today, and it is beautiful! You do a superb job of craftsmanship. I just love it!
Thanks again! Cindy Smith
I told the girls in my office about your site - they were impressed too. Think I might have to have a wooden one next.....!
I just opened my box of barrettes and I am so impressed! These are some of the most beautiful woods I have ever seen. I have been thinking about cutting my hair but forget that now. Every time I wear your barrettes people comment on the beauty of your craftsmanship, I always tell them to go to your web site. You must be quite a fascinating person! Having visited your site I see Your starting to play with clay and being a potter myself I'll warn you that clay is very addictive. I've been potting seriously for about ten Years and I am never bored with clay, your imagination is your limitation. I haven't tried barrettes out of clay though!
Keep up the beautiful woodworking and have a great time with the potting. Thanks for the best barrettes I have ever worn,
Sandi AKA samthepotter
Received the barrettes yesterday and they are gorgeous!!! My daughter LOVED them!!! Thanks so much! We have you bookmarked for sure!!!
Diane & Tierney Vandervoort
I have four of your hair clips (two different sizes) and I wear them ALL THE TIME. I love them and look forward to your new designs.
Your barrettes are so strong. I wear them a lot and they haven't broken! I wear 'em pretty hard.
I was looking at some of your past auctions. Wow! Am I mad I just found you! I love your work. I saw the maple leaf, gorgeous!!! I can't wait for more, make XL"S PLEASE!!!!
Arrived today, safe-and-sound........Thanks, They are both very beautiful pieces of work...Utterly different (which, I guess, is part of their beauty......)...... The dolphin splash is a wonderful piece of work!!!! - many years ago, I used to enjoy a (hobbyist) lapidary wheel, and later a friend taught me (more-or-less) a metal lathe.....so I can 'put the two together' to visualize what you go through on the medallion alone...combine that with marquetry/inlay and I realize that this beautiful piece represents considerable (design) thought, great skill, and a considerable amount of rather-delicate work......
The Ponga barrette is also fantastic, though for completely different reasons....looks like a wonderful piece of "First Nations" art.....(maybe art copied nature??)..... A fine piece of workmanship, good sir!!!! The lamination to give strength (curious - what is the backing wood? - I don't recognize it).... and the technique you have developed....(?burnishing, then polishing) to utilize/accentuate the grain materials, then to add really-super polish to the dense high material...... I have a hunch that this took a good deal of effort (and skill, and experience)to get to this point......
Both will be very much enjoyed (and very well cared for) over many years to come....(Hopefully both will become Mom-to-daughter heirlooms......You should somehow sign your work, Darryl - they deserve it....
Thanks again; I hope that, as circumstances allow, that I'll be able to add others of your super work to her collection..... including perrhaps some of your pewter work.....the sand-dollar is particularly nice - maybe one day you'll make a large version....
All the best,
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