Thursday, February 18, 2010

1984 Called......

They want their braided barrettes back!

Luckily, I aim to please.

Aren't they such a throwback? Right up there with Swatch Watches and Leg Warmers! I'll be knitting a pair next! Just kidding.

These are a little tricky to get the hang of. The first one I made I started at the wrong end (start at the open end that clips). The second one went much faster and smoother. All you need is a couple double bar barrettes, some 1/8" grossgrain ribbon, and beads to weight down the ends.

But, if you have even a little touch of arthritis, be warned! These will get ya!

My grandfather used to always say, "You know those Ritis boys are trouble. And Arthur...he's the worst of them."

I was slaving over the first barrette one night last week. My darling husband looked at me and said, "I love that you're just not happy with a plain ol' barrette."

Take THAT, Arthur Ritis!


  1. HAHAHAHAHAHA I so remember those! Look at Bruce being fashion supportive:)

  2. I think your mom wove me my first set of braided barretts back in the early 80's!!!! Love them.

  3. Ring * Ring!

    Hello, I can HEAR you! My jeans are pegged and my keds are dyed the same color as the ribbon, woven on my barrettes, and some big, faux pop beads to match! LOVE IT!

    Arther Ritis... oh, I'm afriad! Is THAT what I feel after I tackle my girl's double french braid every morning... YIKES!

  4. Haha! To funny, Beth! BTW, just made you a friendship bracelet!

  5. I loved those barrettes as a kid! I'll have to google the directions. - Ruthie


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