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You can have this flower as a barrette with a bobby pin, alligator clip, or as a brooch. Please state your choice in the "note to seller" when purchasing. If you do not choose, I will send it with a bobby pin attachment by default. I can also do any other type of hair attachment (snap clip, pony tail holder)- just let me know what you have in mind. :)



This little hair barrette may look like a lovely flower, but it is actually an artistic interpretation of the Marsilea Mutica plant (also known as Water Clover), an aquatic fern with clover-shaped leaves. Marsilea Mutica grows much like a lily pad, with an underwater root system with the leaves floating on the surface of the water. Look for images of this plant via Google Images or Flickr- they are lovely!

This barrette is made of a vibrant turquoise silk dupioni. The embroidery thread is a dark forest green (so dark, it's almost black), and three genuine freshwater pearls decorate the center of the bloom. The bloom is approx. 2.75-3 inches (7- 7.6 cm) across. I create this hair barrette, all the leafy/flower-like variegations, by using my sewing machine as a drawing tool- the machine with thread is my pen, and the fabric is my paper. The pearls are all hand sewn on the bloom, and then I sew the little bloom onto a bobby pin.

All edges of fabric are treated with Dritz Fray-Check, to prevent fraying. The little bloom and pearls are very securely sewn to the bobby pin, and I use a super glue for extra hold. I use the best materials and construction methods- this is a mini piece of fiber art!


I also attach the flower to the barrette in such a way as to prevent the barrette from snagging in your hair. I am a firm believer in quality materials & construction!

The bobby pins I use are the premium MetaGrip brand, bought only at a professional beauty supply store. The pins are made out of thicker gauge wire, and are longer lasting and spring back into shape easily to hold fast to your hair. I use bronze colored bobby pins. If you would like this attached to something other than a bobby pin- like a snap clip, alligator clip, brooch clip, or pony-tail elastic- just let me know!


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This piece is made to order- it will be ready to ship in 3-5 days. As these hair pins are hand made, each one will be a little bit different, but still very similar to the pictures above. Your barrette will always have three pearls- one large white one and two smaller colored pearls! Please allow for some degree of variation of pearl colors. You can choose whether you would like this with a bobby pin, alligator clip, or as a brooch- put your preference in the "note to seller" upon payment. Customization in the size of the flower is also an option.
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U.S. orders ship via First Class Mail with insurance. All international orders are sent with First Class Mail.


All images © Betsie Withey

Botanical Hair Clip- You Choose Hair Clip, Bobby Pin, or Brooch- Flower Hair Clip- Turquoise with Dark Forest Green Embroidery

$15.00 USD
Please select from the available options

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: freshwater pearls, silk dupioni, embroidery thread, bobby pins
  • Feedback: 507 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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