Saturday, October 02, 2010

Safety Without the Ugly

First of all.... I've had my stylist modify my hair again. I was getting a bit bored with the other cut, so this time we added fringe/bangs! I haven't had bangs for a good 10 years or so. I'm still adjusting to the new hair - sometimes I love it but sometimes it gives off a strong 80s vibe that I'm not so into. But having bangs is fantastic.... I was so tired of hair in my face... yay being able to see!

Secondly, the holidays are coming so my brain is now constantly thinking about things to make. My imagination is currently on a bender dreaming up ways to turn reflective safety material into cool and pretty things - stuff a stylish cyclist would be into. I'm pretty excited about my latest experiment which resulted in this flower brooch (below) - I think it's cute, what do you say? The idea is it's something you can wear on your coat or your bag and it's just a cute accessory... except it happens to be made of that hyper-reflective stuff like the stripes on a running jacket so when light hits it the right way it's uber-reflective like safety gear. They're rather finicky to make though, so I think I'll continue to play around with the material, but I think there's a market out there for bike accessories that provide the safety without the ugly. First one is listed in the etsy shop!

Let me know what you think - I can take honest opinions!
(first pic - normally it just looks grey/silver) (second pic - when light hits it directly, it's super reflective)

2 comments:

BuenoStyle said...

LOVE the reflective material idea! I think you are really on to something there - keep up the great work!

burrito said...

Thanks!