Sunday, June 2, 2013

Dreamy bobby pins

I have always had long hair. With the exception of my early childhood when I had it shoulder length and and if we count off two unlucky incidents of me cutting it G.I. Jane style. So, having a long hair meant a lot of hair accessories like bobby pins, rubbers, headbands and scrunchies. 

Nowadays, decorated hair pins are amongst the most popular hair accessories. Personally, my favourite pins are the ones with cabochon roses or chrysanthemums. Tiny but lovely and sweet details to put into hair. 

I've made a combination of tulle pom pom  and cabochon pins and {modesty aside} they are gorgeous!

 There are also rings to match them. 

The name bobby pin (called kirby by the British) being a question to ponder upon and how it was derived, I googled it to find out, and this is how it got its name:

The "bobby pin" came into wide use as the hairstyle known as the "bob cut" or "bobbed hair" took hold. This trend gained popularity in the 1920s, and the bobby pins kept their bobbed hair in place. A trademark on the term "bobby pin" was held for some decades by Bob Lépine Corporation of Buffalo, New York. Similarly, the British "kirby grip" is derived from the trademark Kirbigrip, used by a Birmingham manufacturer of such pins, Kirby, Beard & Co. Ltd.

Here's a picture of me with my hair fastened with my favourite at the time ladybug clips.

Have a lovely Sunday evening!


Ira Huberts said...

Oh how sweet your childhood photo is Maya! Love how your pins turned out and those rings are exquisite additions, too.

Laura said...

I might try this as I just received one of those rose things in a craft box and have no idea how to use it!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Such an adorable, adorable photo from childhood and the history of the bobby pin. I recall reading mystery novels in my youth and the detective would always carry a bobby pin to pick a lock!
PS I also used to wear my hair in pony tails like that. I absolutely love cabochon embellishments, so romantic.

harmony and rosie said...

What a little sweetie! I do like your hair grips, I really should make some myself with my girlie, it looks a lot of fun.

Tara from The Magnolia Barn said...

So girly and pretty. I love them.

Susan@Organized31 said...

Your bobby pins are lovely! My teen daughters (and I) would squeal over them. I'd love if you'd come share at Inspire Us Thursday

ILduska said...

My sweet little cousin - I remember this photo :)

Gina Wamsley said...

These are so adorable! So glad I stopped by. :)