Hair is the new yarn
I've been a little fascinated by the use of hair in jewelry lately. Even in high fashion, designers seem to be using more long-hair furs in coats and accessories. It's a little morbid, but completely interesting. A company called Saltalamacchia (top pics) uses long horse-hair in otherworldly necklaces that I would love to wear. And there is a history behind all of this: In the Victorian era, jewelry was made from the hair of loved ones when they died as a kind of relic, called memento mori, to rememeber them (bottom pic). Anyway, I've been seeing these modern takes and there are some pretty great design ideas happening.