The birth of Tom Beshara's first daughter, inspired the Pirolette. As Tom says, "My secret, it was a personal memory of when my daughters were so young. What the Pirolette turned into was a conversation piece. Someone would start to look at it, maybe they would see one of my daughter's faces...maybe they wouldn't...but it never failed, they would always ask what it was."
Tom now makes Pirolettes to order. Send a photo of your loved one in profile and, using a lathe, he'll transform it into a solid hardwood mini-baluster. We find them subtle and endearing. And if you are intent on giving the product a purpose, other than chotchka in your home, incorporate it into an heirloom piece of furniture for your child.