While pet bird owners are not blessed with gorgeous feathers, we do have some luscious locks. This month, BIRD TALK found bird-inspired hair accessories that will certainly turn some heads. Turn your hair into a real “bird’s nest” with these birdie clips, bows and sticks.
Belle’s Bowtique specializes in handmade hair bows and accessories. This bow features a bright duck design complete with eyes and beak. The 3-inch boutique bow is attached to a 11⁄2-inch barrette. Contact: Belle’s Bowtique, www.bellesbowtique.com.
Cute, little “fat birds” sit atop these hairclips from Sweettooth Bags — home for chic handbags and other accessories. These hand-painted birds are made from tree bark and foam and come in a variety of colors and styles, such as blue and lilac. Contact: Sweettooth Bags, www.sweettoothbags.com
Sweettooth Bags, an online accessories store, features a variety of birdie hair accessories, including these bird barrettes. They come in several colors including yellow-capped birds and yellow birds. The birds are made from tree bark and foam and are hand-painted. Contact: Sweettooth Bags, www.sweettoothbags.com
The Chinese Cloisonné parrot hair clip from Crystal Mood (left) features a brightly-colored, perched parrot. Cloisonné is an ancient metalworking technique and a process using multiple steps to make jewelry and other decorative objects. Crystal Mood’s handmade Miao ethnic tribal hair stick (right) has an intricately outlined bird designed at the end. The hair stick measure approximately 6-inches long and features a hanging tassel. A pair of “lovebirds” is prominently displayed on this handmade Miao ethnic trial hair stick (center). The pair sits on a precious stone with inscriptions running down the stick. It is made from Miao silver — a combination of nickel and copper. Contact: Crystal Mood, www.crystalmood.com