Those of you who don't grapple with their hair..probably won't be interested but...
3" with tiny Amethysts . Look closely to see them.
...my hair has always been an issue with me..always, except for just twice in my life I have had long hair. Sometimes to my waist. At this time it is only about half way down my back. You see..I feel..insecure without my hair. That's the honest truth. I feel..naked.
I've been told that older women don't wear their hair down and to be honest here...it can be a little witchy looking. But since I am determined not to have my hair permed into a little silver cap which is lovely but just not me..I prefer my hair to be worn like I swore as a young woman I would wear it when I got old. Just like Grandma's.
Patient husband took this so it's a wee blurred. See? I have NO pride. I didn't even comb my hair first.. :)
This is how I usually wear my hair. UP!
BUT...they cannot take my bangs away from me. I wear them softened but it is a youthful thing I hang on to with both hands! I mean...it's all I have. Everyone needs something of their younger days. The Lord only knows everything else I have is gone!
Here is a clear picture of it. I LOVE it! Very Victorian.
My Grandmother wore hers long and up in a bun. When I was a little girl she would take the big pins out and let me brush it...and I was in heaven. It was white. Pure white. Mine still has some of my very dark brown, nearly black, hair in the back. Not much, but it is there.
Fall leaves. 4"
I have this one with four smaller leaves in bronze. Wonderful for Fall.
(excuse the blur..it's not our fault. We are old and shakey :)
This is my only Western one. It is 4"
This one is just lovely in person. My photography does not do it justice. It is 3 1/2 inches.
ALL of my hair clips have the FRENCH clasp.
4" of loveliness! :)
It took all my courage to buy this one as I am not a huge lover of spidey's..but LOVE Fall and Halloween!
And...well...it went well with straggly, thinning hair! I admit it is one of my very favorite ones.
A rose is a rose is a rose. Even on a barrette!
And...there are many more. See that little one on the far left...the black and Australian Crystal one?
That tiny barrette cost me over a hundred dollars! Yes, at a DEPARTMENT STORE that I won't name.
I quickly went to hand crafted ones...and have noticed as with everything..that my taste has changed over time.
So..there you have it. My secret passion is hoarding barrettes.
Hugs..and I hope you still love me after this...post. LOL