I fully believe just because something is functional doesn't mean it can't be beautiful. this is the thought behind my hand sculpted solid bronze hair sticks
I constantly am putting my hair up in a messy bun.
Sometimes because I am playing with fire at my workbench, sometimes because I am cooking a yummy meal, sometimes because my baby girl is trying to pull it, and sometimes just simply because it's bugging me when it's down. Let's face it my hair is always up.
Usually I just reach for whatever is handy to pin it up, pens, paintbrushes, twigs (i've been that desperate before.) One day at my work bench I was desperate for something to tie it up with and I decided why not make something pretty... and so my hand sculpted Hair sticks were born!
The heart measure about 1/2-3/4 of an inch across
The whole hair sticks is about 4 inches long
these hair sticks are completely solid and seamless (the heart is not hallow and seamlessly continues down to the stick portion.)
I use fine bronze to create these which is 90%copper and 10% tin