The metal rose hat pin sold so well I decided I need to make some hair stick. They are actually more useable in my opinion as they can hold your hair up and having thick hair I am always searching for a hair stick to hold my hair up off my neck. This Steel Rose stick if far better then the normal pencil or pen I find to do the job.
It is a silver stick with a formed eye at the top. This allowed me to attach the Rose with a ring (shown in second picture) instead of a post.This means the Rose and the attached bead can pivot around in multiple directions. So once the stick and your hair are in place just lay the rose and bead work in a way that shows them off to best advantage. The rose can lay folded over as in picture 1. Or it can be place as kind of a topper as shown in the fifth picture of a similar hair stick. And of course the pivot assure the beads should dangle and be in full view no matter how you place the stick in your hair. So there is now need to take the stick out and redo the bun just because the beads are not dangling correctly. (I have more then one hair stick I have to do that all the time.)
The Steel Rose and heart skeleton key also make this a very nice addition to anyone’s steam-punk custom. And can be used to highlight server different Victorian era hair styles.