my lovely friend rachel makes these awesome winged hairclips called "kingflys"...she lives and works here in atlanta, and you can purchase the cool barrettes at youngblood gallery & boutique (which is a really awesome place, by the way), and online at her blog.
the barrettes are made of street maps, cut into a tear-drop shape, then rachel hand-draws a pretty feathered print onto each one (you can specify any color you want).
on the back, a sweet barrette is hand-stitched to hold it in place - they're really sturdy, and i love the contrasting bright colors. such a cute idea!
she also makes sweet bracelets and cool leather bags.
here is rachel sportin' her kingflyyy
here is meee wearing miiine (yay, thanks rachel!)
here is the back of it (sorry, i get lazy and just use my photobooth...). isn't it cute? i love the backs of them - i may like the backs just as much as the front? see the hot pink fabric with the turquoise stitching? so cute!