Barrettes and Scarf Clips
...they really hold...guaranteed!
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Large Sterling Silver (*4")
someone who is passionate about form and functionality,
these gorgeous barrettes do not disappoint! I bought one
for my mother in sterling silver and loved it so much, I
kept it and bought her another one. The barrettes are
beautiful and finely crafted. However, the cleverly
designed stick that becomes a clasp with a twist is what
makes these pieces truly unique and amazing. And it really
does hold a ponytail!
received the barrette yesterday. It's exquisite! It looks like
18K gold and feels very light in my hair and holds it
perfectly! Many times, when I order something without seeing
it first, it doesn't live up to my expectations, but this
barrette is even more beautiful than I imagined! I'm so
pleased with it. Thank you.
Large Bronze (*4")
Small Sterling Silver (*3.5")
Small Bronze (*3.5")
Very Small Sterling Silver (*3")
Very Small Bronze
* Measurements are the distance between the holes that the sticks
go through. This is the space for the hair.
The photos above are of barrettes we have in
stock. Please let us
know the metal, size, and number (if applicable) of the
barrette(s) you are interested in.
We do our best to keep this
page updated as to availability, but you may want to give us
your top three choices. We will add photos of new barrettes as I make
These are one-of-a-kind, handmade barrettes. Made
of solid sterling silver or bronze, the unique patterned design
twist locking pin to hold like no other barrette
you've ever used. They hold equally well with thick or thin hair
because of this twist locking feature.
The large barrettes, can be used with the hair up in a French twist or hanging down
straight. As a bonus, they can also be used as a shawl or scarf
The small barrettes
are used for sectioning and holding a portion of your hair back.
They can be used in the back or on the side. This size is also
ideal for use as a scarf clip, a belt tie closure, or as a pin on
a bulky knit sweater.
These barrettes really are beautiful. The photos don't do them justice.
All designs are one-of-a-kind and timeless art
pieces that will appreciate in value.
Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed! I've been making this
design for over 30 years. My barrettes last a lifetime and with an
occasional polishing and
reasonable care will continue to shine
like new as long as you own it. I use no coating or plating, only
solid metal so there is nothing to wear out, chip or
If you are looking for a distinctive hair clip, which is
beautiful, unique, versatile and extremely functional, this is the
perfect item. You or your loved one will love this handmade
barrette / clip. I guarantee it!
for information about the use and care of your barrettes.
A miracle happened today. Four years of desperate searching
came to an abrupt end when I found
your website. And I wept. Finally, I had found the
"Michelangelo of Hair Barrettes" who sold me an artistic
masterpiece 15 years ago at a Christmas craft fair in
Fredericton, NB. It was a large bronze Viking-looking
barrette. For years, I could do anything with my long thick
hair. I could do French Twists, convoluted buns, sweeping
hair masterpieces......as long as I had that barrette. My
hair looked glorious. People would stop me to ask me about
the unusual and beautiful hair clip. I was riding high.
Ponytails were a thing of the past. Then tragedy struck
four years ago: I left my barrette at a hotel. The
desperate search for the barrette maestro began. Over the
past four years, I made dozens of phone calls to craft shows
and spent hours on Google trying to find you. No other
barrettes on the market would hold my hair. No other
barrettes looked like a work of art. Caving in, I decided
to try a new barrette in order to put my hair in a bun for a
night at the opera. The barrette wasn't beautiful, but it
was functional. Or so I thought. Half-way through the
opera, the barrette exploded. The person sitting behind me
got hit in the chest, and my hair fell down around my
shoulders. The search for your barrettes intensified.
Today, I decided enough was enough. This empty-handed
goose hunt, this desperate barrette search, this Sicilian
hair vendetta had to end. Today, either I found the maker
of those wonderful barrettes, or I was going to cut my
hair. "You look very determined," my husband said as I
furiously pecked away at my computer keypad. "I'm
going to find those barrettes, " I told him.
And what do you think? A triumph happened. A victory. A
miracle. By some quirk of fate, I typed the right Google
keywords and the magic kingdom opened. Up on my computer
screen were four glorious photos of the hair barrettes I was
looking for. And I wept. My husband shook his head.
"They're only barrettes," he said. "No," I told him.
"You're wrong. They're not just barrettes, they're my
life." How glorious it is to find you again and actually
get to speak to you. I look forward to receiving your
glorious masterpieces in the mail. "Beauty can save the
world," my grandmother used to say. And I'm beginning to
think she was right.
I'm well beyond happy with the beauty of
each of my barrettes. The pictures truly do not do them justice.
It's just something you understand when you're holding them in
your hand. One can see that they are hand made but it is still
hard to believe. They are extremely well made and are much more
special than anything that I've ever given to anyone. I've
actually become more anxious to give them to my love, she'll
definitely like them. This is something I know she'll treasure.
Thank you so much for making this a special anniversary.
T. R., FL
|Metal Schmidt Studio & Foundry
Mills River, NC