I’ve been spending a lot of time making and not much writing blog posts over the past couple of weeks. I had a really busy November and December, so I’ve been working on new designs and building up my shop stock whilst it’s a little quieter, including these copper hair grips / shawl pins.
Actually, the small oak leaf grips aren’t a brand new design, but I haven’t made any for a while, as I had difficulty sourcing the copper plated steel wire that I used to use for the pins. I’ve switched to a slightly thicker copper wire, which seems to work just as well, so they’re back, together with a slightly larger, rounder-shape oak leaf grip, and a decorative hair stick.
The grips work well on thick and/or wavy long hair, and can be used either singly or in pairs to hold up sections of hair, or pin up a braid. The hair stick is designed to help secure a bun or pleat. It is decorated on one end with a little copper leaf, and a pretty blue freshwater pearl.
If you’re not blessed with long, lustrous locks, all three designs work equally well as a pin for an open weave knitted or crocheted shawl of scarf.
Take a look at my online shop to see these, and all my other new designs.