A few years ago I was looking around at Fred Segal and I found these cool hairbands that had  fused glass on them. Like everything at Fred Segal, they were exorbitantly priced–one ponytail holder was something like $65! So even though I really wanted it, I didn’t buy it. And then a few weeks later, when I was still obsessed by the damn ponytail holder, and having figured that by that time, in terms of an hourly rate, I had more than spent the $65 in time thinking about how much I wanted the ponytail holder, I went back and was going to buy it anyway–exorbitant price and all.
And you can guess what happened–they didn’t have anymore. Because if LA has a lot of anything, it is a supply of people willing to pay a lot of money for things that are overpriced. And so, I went without my decorative glass ponytail holder. But then one day recently, I thought, “Hey, I bet there’s somebody on Etsy who makes glass ponytail holders.” So I went and did a search, and sure enough, there was the Pickleberries shop. So I ordered these two and now I’m happy to report my hair is being kept out of my face at present by beautiful, handmade fused glass-decorated rubber bands.