These are my latest and greatest find! These are handmade, steel hairpins. Talk about heavy duty!
The longer my hair grows, the harder it is find ways of putting it up. I think I have purchased and tried every single hairpin under the sun, with no success, until now.
One day, at a friends house, she was putting up her daughter's hip length hair. Since they are the only people with hair as long as mine that I know, I asked her how on earth she kept it up. So.... she let me in on her little secret and I headed straight to the local Amish store to get them.
Now I don't know if you have a local Amish store or not, but ours is a simple little room on an Amish farm ran by a local Amish family. It isn't one of these high traffic, fancy, high-priced "Amish" stores where they sell a small bag of "bulk" food for $10 and a wooden bench for $300. This is a store specifically for the Amish, but they will sell to a few locals also.
We enjoy going in there. Good people and handy, handy stuff.
If you don't have somewhere to get such terrific and handy things, you might like to order a catalog that many of the Amish around here order from. It's full of canning equipment, stainless steel kitchen supplies, non-electric appliances, tools, heaters... and the list goes on and on.
PO Box 8
Geneva, IN 46740
You will need to send them a letter requesting a catalog. Its been ages since I had to request such a thing through the mail, but they sent me one right away.
For any of you that participate in historical re-enactments, these hairpins might work wonderfully for you too!