Spotlight On: Hairwork Bracelet

March 23, 2010

Certain weaves in hair jewellery stretch to fit different sized areas (such as the neck or wrist).

This seemingly small bracelet will stretch with its box-shaped weave to fit larger wrists.

The clasp, though looking to be a locket, is fixed and decorated with Victorian neo-Rococo design.

Compare this to the earlier piece seen yesterday. Despite around fifteen years separating them, this piece shows the evolution from the simple, bold gold-work that was more prevalent in the mid 19th century to the Rococo revival period that was emulated in much of the florally embellished gold-work. One again, the clasp tells a story about the piece itself.

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