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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 rich, shimmering brown 100% silk dupioni. The embroidery thread is teal, 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.

This piece is made to order- it will be ready to ship in 1-2 weeks. As these hair pins are hand made, each one will be a little bit different, but very similar to the pictures here. Your barrette will always have three pearls- one large white one and two smaller colored pearls! Please allow for a small degree of variation in pearl colors.

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 Pin- Your Choice of Hair Clip, Bobby Pin, or Brooch- Brown with Teal Embroidery- Flower Hair Clip

$19.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: freshwater pearls, silk dupioni, embroidery thread, bobby pins
  • Ships worldwide from Rhode Island, United States
  • Feedback: 556 reviews
  • Favorited by: 147 people