Some of you know that I have a little hair hobby. My favorite part of this hobby is collecting hairtoys.

Monday, this little beauty arrived in the mail:

It’s made by Designs by Baerreis, and is their Ursula style fork in Brazilian Tulipwood Rosewood. My first Baerreis. ::dreamy sigh::

I think I’m in love. The wood itself is gorgeous. Look at that figure! The shape of the fork holds wonderfully. And, hey, it looks like this in my hair:

Oooooooh yeah, I’m a happy longhair!

Ummmm…Hi. 

So, I have this blog that I neglect, you see.  And friends of mine still come by after all this time and post comments, which is really sweet.    I think part of my problem (aside from the fact that I’m a goof…but that’s another story), is that my blog is having a bit of an identity crisis. 

It started as a homeschool blog as part of a homeschool website, which is ::sniff:: no longer with us.  So I moved it here.  After a great deal of thought I decided to make it public because I really don’t put anything too personal in here.  Surprisingly, my biggest hits are on specific hairtoys and a recipe I listed.  I was even linked by a discussion board in Sweden (or was it Finland? ETA: it was Sweden.  I got another visitor.  Hi Sweden! 😀 ) for my directions for how to secure a bun with hairsticks. 

Anyway…I don’t put daily stories of my life here.  (We’re not that exciting.)  I don’t want to put pics of my kids online.  (Too many weirdos out there.)  I did decide to start a new hair blog over at The Long Hair Community because it makes more sense to keep the hair stuff together and in context.  (Even though my biggest hits are on hairtoys in this blog.  Go figure.)  Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until I had sent a link to that blog to a friend of mine to read, that you need to be a member of LHC with at least 25 posts in order to see the blogs over there.  ::sigh::

I meet with homeschool friends daily in a gmail group; chatter politics with the folks at The Mighty Righty; hair talk with the long hairs at The Long Hair Community; get spiritual with my siblings in Christ at Spiritually Speaking

I guess what I’m saying is I don’t know what to write about here most of the time.  Hence, the identity crisis. 

That’s all.  I’m a goof with a blog that doesn’t know what it wants to be when it grows up.  (Neither does its owner.) 

I need a diversion…so we’re back to hairtoys. wink

A Bunjii, simply put, is a hairsafe ponytailer, shaped like a lasso.  You open the lasso, slide the hair through the circle, tighten the lasso, wrap the tail around the ponytail, and secure the tail in the hub of the Bunjii. 

You look lost.  

No idea what I’m talking about?

Here ya go:

Bunjii ponytail

The design allows for the hair to be placed in the lasso only once, without twisting the loop and pulling the hair through an ever tightening loop, as with traditional ponytail elastics.  You control exactly how tightly the Bunjii fits.  Nifty, huh? icon_biggrin.gif 

Unfortunately, they aren’t made anymore.  😦

I actually worked for Bunjii for a while, and during that time acquired some lovely Bunjiis.  The original Bunjiis were made with ABS plastic hubs and tips. These first ones pictured, however, are made with solid sterling silver.

Silver Bunjiis (Click to enlarge.)

This is that bottom Bunjii in action:

Q2

These were made with a non-tarnishing goldtone alloy called Bunjiigold:

Bunjiigolds (Click to enlarge.)

My apologies (especially to Brad Bealmear, creator of the Bunjii) for the quality of that pic.  My camera is iffy these days (not to mention the lovely prop they’re tied to), and that was the best of several shots I took.rolleyes

This is a variety of special Bunjiis made with ABS hubs and special beads:

Special Bunjiis (Click to enlarge.)

See?  Lassos.wink  The “rope” is bungee cord.  Really.  I can see the lightbulbs go off above your heads now.  “Ahhhh!  Bunjiis!

This is a bunch of Bunjiis:

Bunch of Bunjiis (Click to enlarge.)

Those tiny Bunjiis are Braidenders.  Braids tend to taper, especially the longer ones.  Smaller braids require smaller Bunjiis.  There are a few Bunjiis missing from that photo that I think my daughter kidnapped, but you get the idea. 

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