Handmade in my rural Ohio glass studio from a cobalt blue glass that has been coated with a beautiful rainbow finish (called iridized), this barrette features an etched and polished quatrefoil design. Although I make a lot of these, the one pictured is the one you'll receive. All of my barrettes come gift boxed.
Each barrette in this style typically measures between 3 1/2" and 3 3/4" (9-10 cm long) and 7/8" (20mm) wide, and whether you have thick hair or thin hair, because I use a French-made clip they stay well in nearly everyone's hair. Even if you have extremely fine hair, this barrette should hold - I’ve worn my own barrettes for years, and I've got REALLY fine and slippery hair! I recommend at least shoulder length hair if your hair is super fine or slippery. The barrette portion of the clip measures roughly 2 3/4" (70mm) long.
Worried about durability? Glass barrettes will break if treated harshly, but I drop mine on my bathroom counter with regularity (and have done so over a period of years!) and they're all fine. That being said, I don't recommend wearing them in a pool or shower, and please refrain from extreme sports while wearing them.
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