Orchid Flower Hairpin

Delicate, miniature, bright.


3.25" wide x 3" tall x 1.25" deep.

This metal orchid flower hairpin is made entirely out of stainless steel. I was asked by my friend Morgan to create wearable pieces for her wedding. All of the brides maids would get orchid flower hairpins and the groom and all the groomsmen (and women) would get manuka flower boutonnieres and manuka flower hairpins. And then Morgan would walk down the aisle with a single white metal rose. It was such an honor to receive this request and to create these pieces for such a special occasion. On this page you can see all of the orchid flower hairpins. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and congratulations to Morgan and Conah!

These were a unique challenge as I do not have a jewelry making set up so I had to create these tiny pieces using tools that are far less precise than jewelers tools. This was both fun and frustrating. I would say it is kind of like asking someone to write a handwritten letter using a pencil the size of a baseball bat. It is possible if it is sharpened to a point but is far more challenging and not quite the tool for the job. All things considered I am happy with how these turned out and touched to have been able to make something for Morgan and Conah.

These sculpture are safe to be kept outdoors.

Metal orchid hairpin sculpture.

Artist Aiden Dale wearing his metal orchid flower hairpin.

Artist Aiden Dale wearing his metal orchid flower hairpin.

All of the orchid and manuka flower hairpins and boutonnieres for a wedding.