I finally got some of the many tins that I found at thirft shops, flea markets and antique store cut into barrettes.  I had to go and but some clumps to hold the barrette backs on the tins so that the glue would set.  The tin that was used is thick and does not bend easily.  These two barrettes are just two of six different designs that I got out of the lid of the tin.

I still have the side of the tin to plan and cut.  I like the victorian look of this tin and how it creates some really interesting barrettes.