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LongLocks HairSticks Boutique
Susan Maxwell Schmidt
PO Box 102
Middletown, DE 19709


For Immediate Release

Jewelry Artist Susan Maxwell Schmidt Offers
Upscale Hair Sticks and Hair Accessories
in the LongLocks HairSticks Boutique

Website also features various hair styles for handcrafted hair jewelry

DELAWARE– August 28, 2001– The LongLocks HairSticks Boutique ( is now offering exquisite hair sticks and accessories designed and hand crafted by jewelry artist Susan Maxwell Schmidt. Ms. Schmidt's “LongLocks HairSticks” and “LongLocks ColorCombs” are fashioned from hand-carved bone or wood, many of which feature specially detailed engravings or colors hand blended by the artist and finished with enamel for extra durability. LongLocks HairSticks are designed with vintage Swarovski crystals, Venetian art glass, hand made lampwork beads, genuine gemstones, and precious metals among other rare and extraordinary components. The online catalog on display at features a gallery indexed by style that includes photos and detailed descriptions of every one-of-a-kind design currently offered.

I create my designs for the sophisticated woman who works very hard to keep and revel in her glorious long hair, despite misguided social pressures that suggest shorter styles may be easier or more appropriate,” said Susan Maxwell Schmidt, founder of LongLocks HairSticks. “In this day and age when time is at a premium and it is important to appear professional in the workplace, my hair jewelry allows women with even the longest of hair to create easy, beautiful styles that effortlessly take them from the boardroom to the most elegant dinner party.”

The web site includes an extensive hair style gallery with detailed instructions to teach those who are new to hair sticks how to easily and quickly create stunning hairstyles using the elegantly adorned pins. Actually having roots as an ancient form of Asian hair accessory, hair sticks have survived thousands of years of fashion trends to become one of the hottest looks in hair ornaments today. Customers are invited to submit photos of them selves wearing LongLocks HairSticks, which are displayed in the LongLocks Customer Gallery. A glimpse at the extensive Kudos and Awards page at the LongLocks HairSticks Boutique reveals how thrilled customers are with the artist's work.

Ms. Schmidt also creates hair jewelry for weddings, including custom designs for entire bridal parties. “My greatest joy comes from knowing my work may be passed down from generation to generation, ” says Ms. Schmidt. “I work hard at creating heirloom quality pieces for all my customers, regardless if the design is intended for a special occasion or everyday wear. Nothing is more important to me than the quality of my work.”

LongLocks HairSticks were first offered on the preeminent hair web site,, consistently ranked one of the top three hair sites on the World Wide Web. Karen Shelton, president and CEO of the multi award-winning says, “LongLocks HairSticks are some of the most beautiful, well made, and most incredible works of hair jewelry I have ever seen. I think they are an excellent investment that can be worn and cherished for many years to come.” Limited and special edition styles of LongLocks HairSticks are currently available in the Marketplace at Karen Shelton was so impressed with the quality and beauty of Susan Maxwell Schmidt's work that the commissioned renowned Dallas hair stylist Shelly Pryor to design several hairstyles exclusively to complement LongLocks HairSticks. The Shelly Pryor Gallery on display at presents stunning looks suitable for weddings, proms, and other special occasions.

Each pair of LongLocks HairSticks comes complete with an information certificate detailing the LongLocks philosophy and offering care tips for the handcrafted jewelry. LongLocks HairSticks make thoughtful and romantic gifts any time of year, and are presented in elegant gift packaging. customers who opt for custom designs may commemorate a special occasion by naming the unique design the artist worked closely with them to create, and will receive a special detailed, signed certificate. Whether purchasing a ready-made or custom design, those who own any pair of LongLocks HairSticks can be assured their one-of-a-kind design will never be duplicated. offers LongLocks HairSticks for thirty-eight to seventy-five dollars per pair. LongLocks ColorCombs are offered for fifty to eighty dollars each. products can be shipped anywhere worldwide. Retail orders within the U.S. that total over $100 are always shipped free!

About Jewelry Artist Susan Maxwell Schmidt

Susan Maxwell Schmidt created LongLocks HairSticks when she realized that few pairs among her extensive collection were made well enough to suit her annoyingly perfectionist ideals. She enjoyed expressing herself with textile art and wrote professionally for some time before she realized off the top of her head that her true calling could be found on the top of her head. Ms. Schmidt currently resides in Middletown, Delaware and shares her home with retired racing greyhounds, tens of thousands of rare vintage crystals, and an extremely tolerant husband.

© All designs, text and graphic art throughout this site copyright 1999-2014 by Susan Maxwell Schmidt, all rights reserved.