Used to Create Victorian
Sepia painting is created using hair as a painting medium. It is brushed thinly on the background of choice just like paint. Many sepia paintings are created using a combination of both the sepia technique and the palette work technique. The sepia painting can be layered to form depth and dimension The hair can be "sculpted" to create different designs.
To start the process the hair is cleaned and then sorted by color tones and length. It is cut up into very fine little pieces.
You can see in the picture how the hair is layered and used as paint and the longer hairs are used to define shapes and borders .
The designs that can be created are only limited by imagination.
Using the same techniques from the 1700 and 1800's this jewelry is fashioned from a lock of your own or a loved one's hair into the design of your choice. The "hair art" is placed on a piece of mother-of-pearl and then inserted into the pendant of your choice. You can see that this technique is very versatile and can create a large variety of designs
little hair is needed, a small lock is sufficient to make any of the
styles shown. Hair of any length can be used in this
technique as it is chopped up fine.