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Welcome to LinderCroft's Sticks & Stuff!

How I Came to Make Hairsticks

It started in the Summer of 2007. My husband is a gold miner and dredges on the Klamath River, in Siskiyou County California. So I was down at the river quite often. One day I was hanging out at the river. It was very hot and I had forgotten my hair clip. So first I French braided my hair and tried to stuff it under the braid with some success. That would probably have worked very well except my hair is cut in layers and so it doesn’t braid tight. I thought about it some and decided to whittle a stick for my hair, a crude thing, but it worked. I braided it again and pulled it up and stuck the stick in to keep it there. It worked so well that I decided to do it up fine and whittle a nice one. I chose a splinter from a dead tree that was twisted slightly and started to whittle. I…

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  • Joined September 30, 2007

Favorite materials

natural wood, bone, spray enamel, almond oil polish

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About

Welcome to LinderCroft's Sticks & Stuff!

How I Came to Make Hairsticks

It started in the Summer of 2007. My husband is a gold miner and dredges on the Klamath River, in Siskiyou County California. So I was down at the river quite often. One day I was hanging out at the river. It was very hot and I had forgotten my hair clip. So first I French braided my hair and tried to stuff it under the braid with some success. That would probably have worked very well except my hair is cut in layers and so it doesn’t braid tight. I thought about it some and decided to whittle a stick for my hair, a crude thing, but it worked. I braided it again and pulled it up and stuck the stick in to keep it there. It worked so well that I decided to do it up fine and whittle a nice one. I chose a splinter from a dead tree that was twisted slightly and started to whittle. I decided to leave the twist and whittled till it was around the size I wanted. I then scraped the wood with the edge of my knife. At first I thought I would use sand to smooth it and that did help some. Then I decided to use the stone I was using to sharpen my knife (just a small palm sized stone that I found flat and smooth enough to use). Ha! It worked like a charm! It smoothed it nicely. If I pressed moderately hard it very finely sanded, but if I just rubbed it lightly it buffed it… Then I decided to rub the stick in my hair to oil it… worked fairly well. When I got home I rubbed olive oil on it to make it shine. Now I make and sell them...
Please enjoy my shop and I hope you come back soon!

And some AWESOME feedback!

(Ribbon Twig Hairstick) neoma says: I was out of the office until today. What a delight to find my new ribbon/twig/hair stick waiting for me! The design and craftsmanship are flawless, the wood grain is stunning, the finish is smooth as glass. I have lots of beautiful hair sticks from high-end vendors, and this one is every bit as beautiful as the best of them. Oh! And LinderCroft's customer service is top-notch, too! Excellent, friendly, communication... And I love the little bag that my new pretty came in! Thank you so much!

(Single Oval Shawl Stick) beadsburgh says: Lonesome no longer. I love this little stick...I will be using it with a shawl. It is absolutely beautiful and it came in the cutest little felt sleeve. I love it! Did I mention super fast shipping too! A+++

(Hair Stick Pair) redjezebel says: These hairsticks are amazingly smooth - such wonderful craftsmanship - as well as wonderfully strong and light. The color of the wood is gorgeous and the customer service and shipping have been brilliant. Thank you!

(Hair stick Pair) Private says: These are my new favorite hair accessory! I have a lot of pairs of hairsticks but these are the most elegant and comfortable. And, I can wear them with anything!

(Pair Hair Sticks) eoswildcat says: Stunning...more wonderful then I imagined. I'll never have second thoughts regarding your quality work!

(OOAK Crochet Hook) kosulic says: THE BEST crochet hook I have every purchased. Fits so well in my hand it is a joy to crochet. The beauty of the lines in this hook make it a work of art. I get people asking to look at it all the time.

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