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Flock to Hair Accessories by Bachman's Sparrow

Pretty printed headbands that stay put

bachman's sparrow!

Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Name: Bachman’s Sparrow

Habitat: The East Bay

Life history: Designer Maria Volk’s catalog of crafting ventures runs the gamut from natural lip treatments to terrariums. Two years ago she transformed her DIY-driven blog, Bachman’s Sparrow, into a small business with a collection of rope necklaces. Today she’s branching out with pretty yet practical silk headbands (read: Fabric-covered elastic stops them from migrating south).

Appearance: Varies. Painted details ensure no two are alike. Accessorize an updo with a sea blue scarf sponged in aquatic tones or pull a statement-making chartreuse wrap (splashed with orange, red, and peach) over a ponytail. Feeling wild? Secure one around the brim of a hat for a playful pop of color.

Field notes: Keep a lookout for the line’s chunky, uncut mineral stone cocktail rings and whipped body butters.

Watch list rating: Red alert

Available at store.bachmanssparrow.com, $24-$26.

Photos: Courtesy of Bachman’s Sparrow