I've been looking for some special hair accessories for awhile, since my hair is quite long now and I like to wear it up a lot (great for those not-so-good second and third hair days!). I went browsing on the longhaircommunity site a few months ago and found mention of a seller who makes beautiful hand-carved wooden hair sticks, and I found a few other sellers who make really nice hair accessories. I finally broke down and ordered some hair sticks from her:
and they arrived last week. I love them!
She was great to work with, very helpful and friendly. You can see in that link the sticks she has for sale right now, but also check "other items" to see the ones that she's already sold, to see the full range of styles and materials. You can order the wood and style you want, adding an inlay or a bead, etc. Eventually I'll try to post pix of my hair with the sticks. I like how they look with different styles I'm trying and they hold well and are comfortable. Even one stick will hold a lot of hair, but with a pair, I can do more styles.
This is another etsy seller I found with really pretty hair stuff -- one of these days I'd like to order a fork from them:
When I searched, I found quite a few craftspeople on etsy making lovely and unusual forks, combs, sticks, slides, of wood and metal. Something new for the PJs to think about!