It's always refreshing to see innovation in the world of fine jewelry, but sometimes these creative fashions end up being so strange that you'd probably never wear them.
That may be the case with artist Kerry Howley, a Middlesex University student who has made her mark in the art and jewelry world by making necklaces out of human hair.
According to MSNBC's The Look, Howley came up with the idea for the necklaces when she thought about the importance people put on their hair until it's cut. Once the hairs leave your head, you probably don't view them the same way.
“I wanted to see if I could make discarded hair attractive again,” she wrote on Arts Thread. She calls her strange collection: “Attraction/Aversion.” Despite the oddness, she was recently awarded the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture’s Arthur Silver Award, and her work has been exhibited at the Business Design Center in London.
Reportedly, each necklace takes about 60 hours to create, using broken saw blades to separate and weave the hair into patterns and designs. Despite their gross factor, they look kind of pretty!
If you're not into this trend, you may want to think about purchasing vintage or estate necklaces instead of wearing someone else's discarded locks.