I have made a few of these pretty barrettes using the soutache technique of sewing individual coloured braids with tiny stitches around a central feature.
In this instance I have used some very distinctive Czech glass buttons. I then embellished the slides with Japanese seed beads, crystals, Swarovski pearls,and gemstones.
The slide is a silver colour and is 2" long suiting medium thickness hair. The photo on the collection page is my daughter who has very thick hair, she has put half-up using the barrette.
They will be posted in a black velvet pouch and would make a perfect and unusual gift.