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Fiona Killackey at Cool Hunting writes:

Plenty are on the “let’s recycle and reuse” bandwagon these days but few have looked at really reusing what we have quite like Melbourne-based jewelry designer Polly van der Glas. Sourcing her materials from friends and family who have been kind enough to offer (actual) parts of themselves, van der Glas created a stunningly innovative debut collection which features human hair and teeth. Already turning heads (and no doubt some very weak stomachs) van der Glas pieces are set for cult status.

Polly van der Glas human jewelry at Cool Hunting, with plenty more pictures. – Link.

4 thoughts on “Polly van der Glas Jewelry

  1. Can we say Victorian Mourning Jewelry? Personally, this is just about as creepy as wearing that stuff or a stuffed head around my neck!

  2. Hair braiding was really in vogue many years ago in the states (around about the Civil War) as a way to remember loved ones past and present. Necklaces, key fobs, and bracelets… Like knitting now a days hair braiding was the height of the Victorian era crafter. You can still find the occasional book on hair braiding etc…
    Here’s an old sample: http://www.historybroker.com/items/hair.htm
    Sometimes even starched into beads for necklaces and crucifixes:
    http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(16)/haircrossnecklace.jpg

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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