Handmade from scratch (by me) in my rural Ohio glass and etc. studio, this pretty glass barrette features a spicy hot mix of opaque red stripes and sprinkles over a dichroic orange glass base. The photos are of the exact item for sale. This barrette measures just over 3 1/2" long (9.4 cm) by 5/8" wide (1.7 cm), and every barrette ships out from my glass studio in a gift box.
Dichroic glass was originally invented by NASA, but it found its home with glass artists. Dichroic - which means two color in Greek - is a perfect name for this glass, as it has two (or more) colors that show up depending on the light. This one shifts to a deeper copper from the orange, but photographing it... well, if you like it online it won't disappoint in person.
Normally my barrettes hold in hair that is both fine and slippery, because the barrette back is made in France, and it has been engineered to not slip out of hair easily. Because this particular barrette is a little thicker and heavier than my standard style of barrettes, I would suggest if you have really fine hair that you may want to plan on wearing it in an updo. They stay really well in my hair (which is super fine) but I don't want any disappointed customers.
I do not recommend wearing my barrettes in a pool or shower. I also do not recommend playing rugby on concrete or any other extreme contact sport while wearing my barrettes.
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