Knot Work

Beautiful locks of hair are woven into patterns based on traditional knot work often used by sailors. A simple lover’s knot or a complex carrick matt can be made from longer lengths of hair and set under glass or transparent crystal.

TYPES OF JEWELRY: Knotted hair can be set into pendants, lockets, rings, tie tacks, earrings or pocket watch cases.

AMOUNT OF HAIR NEEDED: The amount & length of hair needed will be determined by the size of the jewelry. The minimum length is 4″ for a tiny, simple knot, however most knots require 6″ minimum and 1/8″ diameter when bunched together. 

ORDERING PROCESS: To inquire about commissioning a knot work keepsake with your loved one’s hair(s), fill out the questionnaire the contact page. I will follow up with you in 5-7 business days to further discuss the project. Please have a photo ready of the amount of hair you have (if its already cut), next to a ruler or pencil for scale.

See below for photos of how its made…

 

Knot Work

Beautiful locks of hair are woven into patterns based on traditional knot work often used by sailors. A simple lover’s knot or a complex carrick matt can be made from longer lengths of hair and set under glass or transparent crystal.

TYPES OF JEWELRY: Knotted hair can be set into pendants, lockets, rings, tie tacks, earrings or pocket watch cases. See Examples

AMOUNT OF HAIR NEEDED: The amount & length of hair needed will be determined by the size of the jewelry. The minimum length is 4″ for a tiny, simple knot, however most knots require 6″ minimum and 1/8″ diameter when bunched together. 

ORDERING PROCESS: To inquire about commissioning a knot work keepsake with your loved one’s hair(s), fill out the questionnaire the contact page. I will follow up with you in 5-7 business days to further discuss the project. Please have a photo ready of the amount of hair you have (if its already cut), next to a ruler or pencil for scale.

See below for photos of how its made…

 

The hair is separated into equal parts and looped through each other according to the pattern.

Additional layers are added to build the knot up to fill the locket compartment.

The knot edges are tacked together and then shaped to fit. Glass is need on top for protection.

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To get started with the design process, please continue to the contact page to fill out the questionnaire.

Questions?

For more information on how much hair and the different styles options, please check out the Process page.