Accessories Made of Human Hair

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  1. aime

    aime New Member

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    Hey there,
    Lately I've been thinking of the possibilities of working with human hair as a material for various accessories. Seeing works such as these
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    left me especially inspired. It just has something so bizarre, but yet so elegant about it.

    Has anyone here ever tried working with human hair / hair extensions? How do you assume those things are made? Glue? Weaving?
    I would ask my hairdresser about this but it would be a bit too awkward :smile:
     
  2. Legyviel

    Legyviel in the mood for love

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    Hi aime, please credit the images (what website they came from) or they will be deleted. Thanks!
     
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    www.vanderglas.com.au/

    ive always loved it as well, have a few designs drawn up.. but finding the hair is probably the hardest part!
     
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    aime New Member

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    Pretty!
    But how does the hair hold up like that? I'm still curious. What is it, glue? Wax?
     
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    i would imagine the bottom one has wire running through it. or even wax.
     
  7. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    Accessories made from human hair were popular in Victorian times and often made as a memento of a loved one using their hair. There is more information and some ideas of things to make on victorianmagazine.com
     
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    Meg inspired contemplation

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    I was just going to say that. It used to be quite popular to use a small amount of hair from someone you knew, cared about it, loved, etc.

    However I find it quite grim to use human hair in large quantities. Often sourcing is suspect and in my opinion, esp. when for ornamental purposes, there is no need to use real human hair versus a good synthetic. I also find the mixture of human hair and teeth together too much. All I can think of is the holocaust I'm afraid
     
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    Although I'm sure it could be done nicely, the above examples are not beautiful.

    I think there needs to be a very good visible significance to using real hair as opposed to synthetics, and in the above examples there's nothing much beyond the superficially intellectual "wow, it's real" factor.

    However the teeth in the photos are a bit gruesome.
     

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