These leather bat barrettes are adorably gothic! They’re hand sculpted from premium tooling leather, and available in a variety of colors including classic black, burgundy, red, pewter, indigo and purple.
When flat, they measure about 5″ wide x 3″ high – but they’ll seem a tad smaller when worn, since the leather curves up a bit. The holes are spaced about 3.5″ apart, which is a good size for medium to thick hair. They fasten with a hair stick, and you can choose between a handmade wire spiral stick or a black wood stick. Here are some more details on those to help with your decision making:
* The artisan crafted spiral wire sticks are handmade by Nicholas and Felice, and they measure about 7.25″ long. You can choose from three different metal types, including aluminum (silver tone), brass and copper. Please note that the aluminum tends to bend more easily than the other metals. One customer said that she needed to use additional pins to hold her hair in a log roll when using an aluminum stick, though it held my thick waist length hair quite nicely, so YMMV.
* The black wood hairsticks are commercially crafted, making them more affordable than the handmade wire sticks. If you choose a wooden stick, the hole spacing will be slightly smaller than listed above, and the barrette will not hold quite as much hair.
These little works of wearable art are part of an open ended series; since your hair toy is completely handcrafted, you should expect minor variances from the photos. Even so, your piece will be made from the same pattern, skill and materials, so it will be of the same style and quality as the ones shown.
My leather craft is created using high quality materials and over 25 years of leather working skill. Beauty and quality craftsmanship are important to me, so I don’t do “quick and dirty” work; I patiently design, carve, shape, dye, paint and seal each piece. This takes longer than other methods, but the end result is an original handmade work of wearable art that you can be proud to gift or cherish for years to come.
Design © 2012 Andrea Adams/Beadmask