Hair Art

Heirloom Jewelry Created Using Your Own or a Loved One's Hair




by  Hair Artist

Sandra Johnson
 During Victorian Times and Earlier

It Was Customary To Wear Jewelry Made With The Hair of a Loved One

This Jewelry Continues That Tradition  & Brings It Into the 21st Century


Cost of Pendant $50.
The Cost of Hair Art is $150. For Most Designs

   Hair Art is Placed into the Setting of Your Choice  Seen Here

If You Have A Suitable Piece It Can Be Placed Inside a Pendant You Provide

Pendant Price is Separate and in Addition to the Cost of Hair Art
Cost of Earrings $60-100.
Cost of Pendant $20.

Cost of Pendants $40-100.

Cost of Bracelets  $25.

Cost of Pendant/Brooch

Cost of Pictures Varies with
Frame Size & Hair Art Picture Complexity
Click on the Pendant Images to See Details and Ordering Information



Using  techniques  from the 1700  and  1800's a  lock  of  hair is crafted into the design of the client's choice.   The "hair art" is  placed on a piece of mother-of-pearl for the deeper pendants, and archive paper in the pieces with less depth.  These pieces are crafted using products made in the USA.

Hair Jewelry  was  made as mourning  jewelry,  remembrance jewelry and a gift of  love during Victorian times and before, when there were no pictures to look upon and remember a loved one with.   Hair jewelry makes a unique and  beautiful gift for oneself, or for a loved one.  Hair jewelry is made and given with love.

Each piece is packaged in a "treasure" box for safekeeping when not being worn.   These pieces if properly cared for should last for generations.

This jewelry is made using the "cutwork" or "palette work" technique, and results in a pendant of "wearable art".  Very little hair is needed, a small lock is sufficient to make any of the styles shown, and the designs depicted on this website are representations of what can be done.  All designs are custom created to your specifications. 

 ** Not all hair is compatible for every design, please e-mail with any questions.


     Learn More About the Four Basic Techniques of Hair Art                    Click Here
    During Victorian Times Flowers Had Symbolic Meanings                Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions                 Answers
  How Much Hair is Needed?Laid flat it needs to cover an area of about 2 square inches for most designs
I always return any hair/fur not used in the creation of these pieces

  How Long Does it Take?It takes about a week to complete a piece and get it sent - 10 Days Total Approximately from when the hair is received
  How Do I Care For My Jewelry?
Hair Art is delicate.  It is protected under glass, but it cannot be gotten wet. A dry polishing cloth is best used to clean the glass.  Hair Art will last indefinitely if properly taken care of.  
  How Long Have You Been Doing This?
About 15 Years for Clients -

Are there Special Instructions for Sending Hair?

Place hair in a padded envelope for safe delivery.  
  What Payments Do You Accept?

I accept most forms of payment.  Paypal can be used for payment with a Credit Card.  


This Hairworks site is
owned by
Sandra Johnson


Wikipedia has the definition and a small article on hair art for those interested 

in more background information on the history of this beautiful old art form.

Click  Here to get to the page for more history.