Notice: The price of the "Made in France" barrettes have gone up and will probably continue to do so. Product is currently not available from the factory due to Covid 19. We have limited stock and any new stock we get is coming from other retail outlets. It is not clear that this will be resolved soon, but we will be working on restocking as soon as possible. Thanks Chris
The barrette blanks that have "French" in the title are are made in France will all be stamped "made in France" They have only two parts to them, the barrette back and the hinged clip. Chinese copies are often sold as a "french clip" but they will not have the "made in France" stamp on them. You will find the Chinese version also have three separate parts, they tend to break and are made of a weaker steel. The measurement given is the length of the barrette back from end to end. You can use these barrette backs to glue, solder or sew things on to. Some items may be finished enough to use as is, but we think they may also be used as a base or pad to build your craft creations on. French auto-lock barrette backs are of Superior quality and meet EU Nickel directive.