Caribbean Swirl Barrette
Handmade in my rural Ohio stained glass and etc. studio, this beautiful barrette is a one of a kind. There's a particular brand of glass that has swirly swoops of color in it, and suffice it to say that while their sheets are lovely, it takes exact and selective cutting to make barrettes like this from it.
I use only French metal clips on my glass barrettes, as I find these are much more durable than the Chinese ones, and will also hold in finer hair (like mine!) My barrettes typically measure between 3 1/2" and 3 3/4" (9 - 10 cm long) and 7/8" to 1" (20mm - 24mm) wide, and all of my barrettes shipped within the US come to you in a gift box.
I would recommend against wearing them in the pool or shower, as it can encourage rust growth on the metal clip. Also, while they are fairly durable, (I, in fact chucked one into my ginormous purse and then forgot about it for about two months. It was fine when I finally realized that it was in there...) However, they are made of glass. If you treat them with reckless abandon (and wear them while playing extreme sports on concrete) they *may* break.
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