Hair purses and tooth jewelry: Very human eco-accessories
Looking for ways to upcycle hair -- or teeth? One Australian's upcycling human parts into rather macabre accessories.
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 09:25 PM
Images courtesy of vanderglas.com.au
Why let dead teeth compost in peace when you can — turn them into scary jewelry? Polly van der Glas
is the Australian behind these upcycled accessories, whose website boats: “All works are handmade in Melbourne, with sterling silver, human hair and human teeth.” (via Ecouterre
Wondering how Polly managed to pull this tooth collection together? According to her website, “Human teeth are locally donated and sterilised, and human hair is either locally donated or sourced from India and China. Teeth are particularly difficult to come by, so any donations are gratefully accepted.”
Hair, apparently, is easier to come by — and a flexible material to create earrings with. You can opt for an oxidised sterling silver cast human hair plait bangle that’s less hair-like and more metallic-looking to keep your follicle-wearing habits more discreet — or just go for the Rapunzel-reminiscent purse and really let your hair down….
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