New Bobby Pins in My Etsy Shop!

Three bobby pins made with 2 round blue buttons and 1 button that is shaped like a daisy
Three blue bobby pins made from vintage buttons.  I love these for holding my veil in place when offering outside on windy days!  Click to see them in my Etsy shop!

I’ve been terrible about updating my Etsy shop lately, and partially it’s because I need to break down and get something to model necklaces on.  Yesterday I started putting together bobby pin sets made with vintage buttons while organizing my button stash.  My daughter and I are digging out the little buttons to string onto copper metal hearts, since much of my vintage button stash comes from my great-grandmothers’ stashes.  We’re going to decorate our Ancestor shrine in the upcoming days with the button hearts and skulls we’ve painted together.

Three bobby pins made with antique yellow buttons on an antique book background
Yellow and mustard bobby pin set – Click to see the Etsy listing!

The bobby pin sets have been something I’d pondered doing for a while, since I don’t have uses for single buttons that I’ve squirreled away over the years.  I’m trying to use supplies I already have before we move next summer.

Two red and one burgundy vintage buttons made into bobby pins sit on a tan antique book cover

When I was still able to cover my hair, I loved using decorative bobby pins for my scarves wrapped in tichel-style, and I imagine these would work nicely for other types of veiling.  Now I use them to hold my veil when outside and giving offerings without having to put a knot into anything (which is a no-no for the discerning Roman).

3 bobby pins made to 2 pink bobby pins with smaller white buttons and one larger darker pink button. 3 bobby pins made with 3 different gray buttons

Of course, I also just love them for a little extra in my hair when I wear it up, too.  Especially now that my hair is growing out again.

There is a little bit more hiding in my Etsy shop, since I promised some friends a shop update.  Stay tuned, because I’m considering a sale in the upcoming weeks!