Jewelry Made With Hair and Dead People
No exaggeration in today's headline, design student Anna Schwamborn has actually designed a jewelry line made from the hair and cremated ashes of dead loved ones. Human hair sure makes a nice accent to the black bone china (note the word "bone" - human ashes are mixed in).
Anna has worked for renown fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, and currently studies at Central Saint Martins in London.
Anna's statement regarding the collection:
Wearable body pieces including human material.
The collection of objects contains post-mortem memorial pieces which include aspects of a deceased corpse, namely hair and cremated ashes.
Human remains act as an important medium of remembering a passed away loved one and are some of the longest lasting and most individual natural materials.
Besides pure hair being used, cremated human ashes are mixed with black bone china, the world´s highest class porcelain.
The objects are supposed to be worn close to the body of the mourner symbolizing a lasting physical connection between two individuals even after death.
Furthermore this collection is supposed to remind the wearer on the fragility and appreciation of life and most importantly, acting as a keepsake.