Thursday, September 4, 2008

Art for Hair ~ Handcrafted Hair Sticks and More!

Another one of our talented squidetsy members is Art for Hair. Art for Hair makes handcrafted hair sticks, hair forks and earrings. One visit to her store and you'll be hooked on her wonderful accessories.

Here is a little bit more about Art for Hair:

Tell us about your craft/art?
I make hair sticks, hair forks and coordinating jewelry. The sticks and forks are hand carved and decorated with glass and silver beads and Swarovski crystals.

What first inspired you to start crafting?

I've always been creative, and my mother was an art teacher, so always encouraged me. I've always drawn and sewn, but started making hair sticks when I wanted to grow long hair but couldn't really find nice, non-damaging accessories. I started making my own instead!

What are you working on right now?
I'm working on a new line of embroidered hair barrettes and ribbon fasteners. Hair sticks and hair forks can only really be used if you have shoulder-length or longer hair, so I wanted to have items that those with shorter hair could wear.

How would you like to develop your shop in the future?

I'd like to do more custom orders, and expand my hair forks by working with more exotic woods, and getting better equipment.

What's your favorite item in your shop?

I love my Beaded Spiral Red Oak Hair Fork, actually I'd rather like to keep it for me! But of course, anyone who'd like to buy it is more than welcome :)

What's the most interesting/weirdest/funniest item you've seen on etsy?

Rose of Sharon Acre's Tooth Chips - Soap for your teeth - looks weird but apparently is better for your teeth than regular toothpaste. When I have money, I'll be trying this!

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