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What to do with braids or hair in general.

What to do with braids or hair in general.

Sometimes I just get lost into searching for things online.  It is especially easy to do on forums with people with similar interests. I recently found a conversation that contained some interesting links on hair. Reading the conversation  reminded me of a visit to a historical home I went to in New England(unfortunately I can’t think of the name of the house at this moment).  Within the house they had many artifacts from the original family as well as others from the time period.  The items that attracted my attention were some rings.  The rings were made of braided human hair.  I had tried to get some photos of the rings that I saw there but the glass and lighting made it impossible to get a good shot.   

When I looked at this site I was excited to see clear images of some jewelry made with hair.  It displays images of Victorian hair jewelry.  I am particualrly fond of the VICTORIAN hair purse pocketbook charm, , 7/8″.  Scroll down on their site to see the image.  There are more I like as well, but I particularly like that one.

Another use of hair that I saw on this conversation (oh I should mention it was Ravelry!) was for cleaning up oil spills. Has anyone heard of this? I must admit I only briefly looked this site over.  I do plan on giving it more of a thorough read soon.  Here is a direct quote from their website, “The mission of Matter of Trust is to Link ideas, spark action and materialize sustainable systems. We like to mimick how Mother Nature integrates enduring cycles and provides access to necessities in abundance. We concentrate on manmade surplus, natural surplus and eco-educational programs. The results are worthwhile, common sensical and often enchanting.”  The more I read on their site as I write this the more I want to read on!  Definitely worth a look!

Here is another link to read about a Romanian woman that has woven her hair into clothes for herself. 

So I must say thank you again to my fellow Ravelry people that continue to give me an ongoing surplus of goodies for my senses.


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