Clothes of the Eighties, Barrettes With Ribbons
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Hair Accessories
When it was popular: 1981-1982
Description: Girls wove colorful skinny ribbons through metal barrettes, tied them off, and left long strands of ribbon hanging off the barrette before cutting the ribbon. You'd usually wear two barrettes like this, one on each side, and the ribbons often had the same color scheme as your outfit.
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Jennifer - October 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I LOVED these! Also, not mentioned, was that often beads were attached to the ends. My mom made me green and white ones to match my favourite outfit. I must have been in 1st or 2nd grade. I also had pink and blue store-bought ones. I still have them, too! A good friend of mine had a huge boxful her mom made for her.
Terri - December 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to have a bunch of those during Jr. High. They were fun to make!
Christy51274 - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my God! I loved these and was hoping to find these on this website. I hope one day to make these for my future daughter. What memories these photos evoke.
Jesi D - January 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved those things!! I envied my sister for knowing how to make them.
Alicia - February 21, 2008 - Report this comment
We used to make these and my little sister wore hers so much that her hair broke off in the back where she clipped them.
karen - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
We made these all the time..I just wish I remembered how to make them..they are actually coming back in style!!!
Dorene - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I have one-it's purple and white. I'm 39 years old but I still wear it! Why not?
Tara - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these were so popular! Shoot, if they're coming back in style, I'll wear 'em again, and I'm 36!
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
My friends & I made these! So did my cheerleading squad; in school colors, of course.
Crista - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these barrettes! I think I had them in every color to match all my outfits!
Gel - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I got these at a craft fair a couple of years ago.
val - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I dont remember the barettes but I do the ribbons. They came in a bag all colors. My mom made me wear these on my pigtails. B/c she thought if I wore my hair down Id get bugs.
sneekymee - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Mine were turquoise and white.
Juliet - April 06, 2009 - Report this comment
My GOD! I remember sitting around at sleep-overs with my friends, watching The Lost Boys on vhs, and making these and friendship bracelettes...and those little safety pins with beads on them for our Keds!
Laura - May 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I actually still have one of mine with my school colors: blue and white.
Carmen - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Here is a link to instructions on how to make the barrettes. If it won't take you right there (I had that problem) then go to the Wrights site, then Classroom link, then Kids link, and the barrette instructions are in the middle column down towards the bottom. Have fun making them!!!! - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
why do black men beat their women?
abby - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these and i loved making them! Takes me back in time, Friday night sleepovers right before Friday Night Videos came on,me and my friends would sit in the floor for hours making them.
Dawn - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My twin sister and I had these in the 2nd grade. I would love to find out how to make them, so I can make them for my girls.
Helen - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember making these and wearing them, I had short hair so never looked quit the same in my hair.
mikeh - December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
oh yeah barrettes were very big the younger girls used to wear many in patterns in their hair in florescent colors green, pink, yellow, orange and they had like 4 red beads on them. they were mainly for keeping long hair out of your face i think some of them wore them on their lapels as pins,and shirts as decoration to
Lisa Koffler - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
My mother made ribbon and bead barrettes!
KA KA - May 25, 2011 - Report this comment
My mother made me every color combination possible.
AnnaMarie - April 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I had one in every color
Nicole C. - August 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Oh I can't stop smiling! I had so many of these! I remember going to Drug Emporium with my mom and "if I was good while she was shopping" I would get to pick a pack of these. I would follow behind my mom in the store as silent as can be and not make a peep LoL. Weren't these by the company called "Goody" or "Goodie"? On some of the strings we would add one bead a the bottom to give the ribbon some weight at the bottom so if it was windy at recess the ribbons would stay straight down and not get lost in my hair. My mom would be weaving the ribbons after dinner at our kitchen table so I could wear my new one to school the next day.

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