Bear Tie Tack or Hat Pin, Textured with Oak Leaf
Bear tie tack or hat pin is textured with the leaf of the burr oak. Bear silhouette is created from fine silver (99.9% silver) and is soldered to a nickel tack. The clutch is made from brass with a nickel finish. The bear is oxidized and the leaf veining highlights are polished to bring out the rich texture.
Overall Measurements: Bear stands approximately 5/8" tall, 1" long, and with pin clutch is 1/2" thick.
In the Osage language, the black bear is called wasape.
Each bear made will have a slightly different leaf pattern than the one shown in the photos. I try to get them as close as I can, but it's the nature of handmade for them not to be exact.