ok the clover hairpin lace thing is $14.95! i think i paid $1.50.... wonder if i can use a coat hanger?
i bet grandpaw can help me make something ......hmmm the susan bates on is $4.95.
see look at this link: http://www.ioffer.com/i/3-Boye-Crochet-Fork-Hairpin-Lace-Spring-Cleaning-2765347
i bet that with that i could bend something into shape in the shop, and not be limited by 4". maybe a 6 inch....or 8 for the big ribbon tapes.....