So, most women reading this and at least some of the men are going to know what a hair clip is (they’re sometimes called ‘hair claw clips’ if that helps). Link picked at random as the best first example I found.
The problem: 99% of the ones available in stores by me are PLASTIC, which means that they break in short order (don’t ask me how I manage it, most other women I know who use the things don’t have that problem). The few that are metal are HUGE DECORATIVE, and heavy, and not really functional. (on an interesting note, when they first started being popular they were made out of a different plastic that was softer and held up better, oh well).
yes, that’s a plain metal hair clip. I’ve had it for years (4? 5? something like that). Its AWESOME.
Till tonight. Tonight the spring finally broke as I was putting my hair up. I think I actually cried a tear or two. I’ve tried for the last 3 years to find more of these clips, but the place where I got it doesn’t carry ANY metal clips any more (except for the big heavy gaudy things….). Now this was a pretty simple piece, looks like it was stamped out of a piece of stainless, bent into shape, and a spring and pin added. But I’ve not the skills to do that even if I had the tools (which I don’t). So….anyone know someone who CAN? Or know of a place where I can order a couple of these things? Please?