The art of flat weaving hair was one of the most popular styles of the 19th century. This simple style only requires a minimum of 2″ of hair, perfect for a locket that can be worn daily. The undulating nature of the weave allows your hair’s highlights to shine.
The Era Locket
The Era Locket by J.Hannah is handcrafted to order in LA, California from recycled silver or 14k yellow, white or rose gold. Click here for more information and how to order.
Interested in an antique locket? I can source the perfect option to fit your taste. Victorian Gothic, Georgian Neoclassical, Simple Early Edwardian, etc. You decide!
Antique Watch Case
The perfect gift for those who don’t wear jewelry! Small, non-working pocket watch with woven strands can be carried in a pocket or displayed in a frame.
Interested in a locket with hair from 2+ family members with different length hair? It can be done with as little as 1″ strands, set into a larger antique locket.
Durability & Care
The basket weave is a more delicate design that requires it to be set under glass or fine gemstones, to ensure it will last for generations as a true heirloom.
Your keepsake should be worn gently, not during strenuous activities outdoors or in, to ensure moisture does not settle under the glass, which could lead to mold growth and damage over time.
How it’s Made
The traditional art of smoothing hair flat into strips on a piece of glass or marble is known as palette work. A small amount of archival adheisve and water is used temporarily as a stiffener. Once the strips are dried, they can be woven into a basket weave and shaped to fit a compartment under glass.
Get in Touch
To get started with the design process, please continue to the contact page to fill out the questionnaire.
For more information on how much hair and the different styles options, please check out the Process page.