Sweetness of Love Caffeine Molecule Hair Sticks:
Another custom set by Nightblooming
The discovery of coffee is sometimes ascribed to goats. Coptic monks, who are compelled to observe a strict religious order of overnight prayers, notice that goats that had nibbled the leaves and fruit of wild coffee shrubs became excited and could not sleep at night. Thus, the monks follow the goats and, although they do not really like the taste of the leaves and bean, they are greatly satisfied with their unusual effect.
Another, more poetic legend has Arabic origins: the first cup of this beverage was served to Muhammad by the Archangel Gabriel. The drink has an amazing effect. Right away Muhammad mounts his stallion, defeats forty knights in tournament, and lets forty Arabic ladies "taste the sweetness of love."
This pair, decorated in in homage to this most favoured beverage, may just give you a bit of a boost.
Built upon east indies ketylo rosewood, this hair pair is topped with a double row of silver pewter and a coffee-bean shaped glass bead. Sprouting from the top of one is a caffeine molecule from molecularmuse, a spiraling orb of blown glass on the other.
The pair has an overall length of 6 inches and a usable length of 4.75 inches.
Snowdrop Flower Hair Stick:
Another custom stick by Nightblooming
In Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust, Dunstan Thorn and subsequently his son Tristran carry a glass snowdrop that chimes when held. The flower has a very small, but pivitol role in the story.
When Dunstan crosses over the Wall and into Stormhold he finds a market, and a booth wherein a woman is selling glass flowers.
Dunstan put his hand in his pocket and pulled out his kerchief. He could no longer look at the woman. He tumbled out his money onto the counter. "Take enough for this," he said, picking a pure white snowdrop from the table.
"We do not take money at this stall." She pushed the coins back toward him.
"No? What will you take?" For by now he was quite agitated, and his only mission was to obtain a flower for ... for Daisy, Daisy Hempstock ... to obtain his flower and to depart, for, truth to tell, the young lady was making him exceedingly uncomfortable.
"I could take the color of your hair," she said, "or all of your memories before you were three years of age. I could take the hearing from your left ear-not all of it, just enough that you'd not enjoy music or appreciate the running of a river or the soughing of the wind."
Dunstan shook his head.
"Or a kiss from you. One kiss, here on my cheek."
"That I'll pay with goodwill!" said Dunstan, and with that he leaned across the stall, amid the twinkling jingling of the crystal flowers, and planted a chaste kiss on her soft cheek.
This diminutive flower could have been the one plucked from that very same stall. Built upon a Ketylo Tahitian Jadewood dymondwood stick which acts as a stem, this tiny work of art is crowned by a peridot green leaf and a vine of green glass beads. Most glorious of all, however, is the nodding head of the snowdrop flower itself, built from pressed Czech glass and epoxied together.
This stick has an overall length of 6 inches and a usable length of 4.75 inches.