Simple and practical gift idea! Upcycled, hand-dyed black leather barrette and earring set with dark gunmetal hardware. All natural dye and a simple beeswax finish make this an excellent and practical guilt-free gift for someone with long hair and a desire to shop and dress herself with sustainability in mind.
The barrette is sturdy, designed for daily wear, yet also delicate and just dressy enough for almost any occasion. The earrings are amazingly lightweight and comfortable to wear. And of course, black goes with everything, so it's hard to go wrong!
What size barrette should I get?
Large is a standard "large" barrette
The clip: 3" (80mm)
Leather upper design piece is 3.75" x .75" (100mm x 20mm)
Perfect for ponytails, and half up-dos for thicker hair.
Extra Large is great for long, thick and curly hair
The clip: 4" (100mm).
Leather upper design piece is 4.75" x .75" (120mm x 20mm)
Hard-to-find size, perfect for thick or curly hair, or for twisted updos for longer hair.
Functional beauty, quality craftsmanship
Or should I say, crafts-woman-ship? ;) I wear my own barrettes almost every day, and can also attest to their practical, functional use and durability. The clips themselves are large, high quality, sturdy French-style metal barrette clips with tension bar. The leather is very securely attached to the clip with metal rivets that will be nearly impossible to remove.