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.
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.
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).
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!