Bracelets 26.09.2012

1855 Hairwork Bracelet

1855 Family Hairwork Bracelet

Hairwork bracelets are more common in sentimental and mourning jewellery. As much as the clasp or gold work in a bracelet, the hair itself is important.

1855 Family Hairwork Bracelet

As a memento, entire families could have different hair woven into the band. Clasps differ greatly with these pieces, everything from early pieces having miniatures portraits to photography and more hairwork. In the above example, there are seven initials from the family members and with the hair in the band and inside the glass compartment, each individual is represented.

Further Reading
Art of Hairwork 1: Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Serpent Clasp
Art of Hairwork 2: Directions for New Beginners
Art of Hairwork 3: Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Locket
Art of Hairwork 4: Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Acorn Charms
Art of Hairwork 5: Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Black Enamel Fittings