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multicolored recycled glass barrette

by Vawn and Mike Gray
Handmade
Recycled
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Highlight Your Hair

Every day's a good hair day with artist Vawn and Mike Gray's luminous barrette, hand-fused from crushed recycled glass. Gleaming with texture and color, the soft glow of the mosaic comes alive under light, beautifying more than your ensemble--each piece resourcefully transforms glass bottles rescued before reaching the landfill into a wearable work of art. Handmade in Florida.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20847
Made from
metal, recycled glass
Measurements
3.5" L x .75" W
Notes
Not intended for children.

Please handle with care. This barrette is delicate and will break if dropped on hard surfaces.
  • the maker
Vawn and Mike Gray

Vawn and Mike Gray

For 20 years, Vawn and Mike Gray created and sold original lines of fine arts and crafts. But they were always haunted by the environmentally wrong processes and materials that were involved with it?Aerosol spray cans, toxic glazes, energy sucking kilns, miles of bubble wrap and mountains of Styrofoam peanuts.

In the Summer of 2007, while watching a world wide broadcast of the "Live Earth" concert, they were inspired to change their ways. On that weekend they launched Reborn Glass: Artful reminders To Conserve. Through diligent trial and error they developed a process to create kiln-formed fused recycled bottle glass pieces. The kiln they use is a super energy efficient, computer-controlled fusing oven, not at all like the energy-sucking kilns of the past. The relationship between the glass colors and our natural resources sparked even more inspiration for their projects. collection

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MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE
 
3.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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4.0

Very pretty barrette

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from Boerne, TX

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        Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

        I have purchased this as a gift for my niece. She has thick hair like her Mom & I think, despite the heaviness, she'll be able to wear it & enjoy it. Like previous reviews, it's a bit heavy, but it's very nice & well-made.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        4.0

        Unique, well made, takes me to the shore

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        from Ithaca, NY

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        Pros

        • Not sold near me

        Cons

        • NY tax and shipping cost

        Best Uses

        • Enjoyment

        Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

        great service, well packaged
        strange mail route i.e. NY to NJ to Buffalo, past me and back around to me

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        3.0

        Pretty but soo heavy

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        from Arlington, TX

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        Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

        I wouldn't call this a barrette; more like a hair clip to be worn in the back of the hair instead of the front. Not what I expected.

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        5.0

        Beautiful Barrette

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        from Newton, KS

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        Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

        I'm so glad my sister bought one of these beautiful barrettes for me for Christmas. I love it. Because my hair is fine and slippery, I wear it in the back above a braid--that way it stays in place and is not heavy at all. Also, it had a lovely assortment of colors in it.

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        4.0

        It is beautiful!

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        from Sacramento, CA

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        Pros

        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • You need lot's of hair

        Best Uses

        • Or clip into a ponytail

        Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

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        Service and delivery comments:

        No delivery issues
        I liked the fact that the protective material was recycled paper.

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        5.0

        love it, its beautiful

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        from lompoc Ca

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        Pros

        • The clip is sturdy

        Cons

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            Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

            love that it is recycled glass and the clip is very sturdy, it should last a long time

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            4.0

            Nice gift!

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            from highland falls, ny

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            Pros

            • Great gift idea
            • Nice price

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                Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

                I love your catalog for unique gifts at great prices. This barrette was a perfect gift for my son's girlfreind, and she loved it!

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                2.0

                Disappointed

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                from Phoenix, AZ

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                Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

                Unfortunately I returned the product, it looked nothing like the picture. I understand these are hand made however this one I received was not attractive. Some of the glass was not even on the barrette, but there was an empty spot and then the glass was hanging off. It was not appropriate to give as a gift.

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                5.0

                Outstanding

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                from IN

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                Pros

                • Beautiful colors
                • Not too heavy

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • all the time

                Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

                I am very pleased with this piece. I wasn't sure what to expect after reading it might be a little heavy and not colorful enough. The one I received did not fit any of those remarks. It is beautiful, stunning and a conversation piece for sure. Also, my hair is fine but have a "medium" amount of it. In other words, my hair is not "thin".

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                2.0

                Beautiful but HEAVY

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                from Steilacoom, WA

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                Pros

                • Craftmanship

                Cons

                • Function

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                  Comments about MULTICOLORED RECYCLED GLASS BARRETTE:

                  I bought the clip for a gift and it is stunning; however, due to its weight, I'm not sure if my sister-in-law will be able to use it.

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