Isidora Victorian Hairwork jewelry button earrings
These Victorian buttons are made from dyed, braided hair, referred to as Hairwork, surrounded by pressed brass shield collars. The art of Hairwork was used for several occasions:
1. To celebrate the hair givers personal achievements
2. As a fashion statement
3. To signify a bond between friends, family and loved ones
4. As a popular mourning practice
Hair Art skill was taught to young women and can be seen in various jewelry pieces as well as elaborate wall decor.
Gold filled wires
button pendants measure 1/2 inch
total button length 1 1/2 inches
These buttons provide their own amazing story. The shield pattern lends to the idea they were some type of trophy/accomplishment, perhaps the hair givers favorite color was green!