Friday, January 10, 2014

Hairwork Jewelry & Accessories

{brooch of braided hair work combined with metal}

Pieces shown above and below are what is called sepia work or sepia miniatures. This technique is achieved by chopping up hair into tiny sized bits and mixing with paint, which is then painted in various designs.

{image from here}

{example of technique called flat work ~ lengths of hair were glued to thin paper and then tediously cut out and collaged together}

{button and woven cord for sale here}

{intricately woven lace-like decorative pieces made of hair}

INSPIRATION 2014 #9: Samples of different hairwork jewelry and accessories. Most of the images are from ebay and are no longer available for sale, so I have not provided a source as it leads nowhere.

No comments: