Yeah, I love those purple ones, too. You two ladies can duke it out -- or ask if she can make another pair. If she has the wood, she'll do it, I'm sure. There's a pair in the "sold" section of twisted ebony and maple? (IIRC) sticks that I love -- lots of the twisted ones are really nifty. She has such a variety of beautiful woods to work with.
Whatsercurl, hope I haven't given you too much temptation! But I've never found nice hair sticks on the ground. I wanted something special, handmade and not plastic, and a step up from the chopsticks I've always used (although some of them are pretty nice), so etsy really is a help.
I find I like the sticks for some styles, but I also use my bobbypins and some large faux tortoise plastic hair pins for other do's. I have a copy of the Strictly Curls book and am trying more of those styles, and some require bobbypins. But so far my best updos use the sticks.
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs