African Trade Bead Hair Tie 30"
"FINE LEATHER AND BEADED HAIR DECORATION, “HAIR TIES”.
My friends all know about my hair ties. I began making them in the middle 1970s. My son, a baby then loved playing with them when I wore them in my long hair. I spent years searching for the perfect leather that would be fine enough to pass through 2 mm silver beads, turquoise and other beads with small holes. In those days I did not know how to drive a car..(imagine!) and I could always bribe my girlfriends to drive me to the airport or anywhere else in exchange for one of these and many of them still treasure theirs to this day. The leather here is remarkable. I found it at Black Elk in Anchorage Alaska and bought up the whole stash. The leather is strong and will happily survive many shampoos. This means that if a hair tie is in a long slim braid, it can stay there for literally weeks without coming apart, so the braiding does not become a hassle. They are also really sweet as necklaces.You have to choose one that is for hair less than half as long as the inches listed. I'm putting in some photos to amuse you and show you how they work."