Table-braiding is a tradition that dates back for hundreds of years. It requires long lengths of hair, 6″ or more, to be woven tightly into braids that can be set into rings, bracelets, necklaces and watch chains.
The Swivel Ring
Requires a minimum of 6” long x 1/16” diameter of hair (150mm x 2mm). The setting is handcrafted is Seattle by a skilled metalsmith and is available in Silver or Gold
The Swivel Bracelet
Requires a minimum of 9” long x 1/16” diameter of hair (230mm x 2mm). The setting is handcrafted is Seattle by a skilled metalsmith and is available in Silver or Gold
Requires a minimum of 18” long x 1/8” diameter of hair (600mm x 3mm) or 10” x ¼”. This setting is created using parts from repaired antique jewelry + modern accent.
Requires a minimum of 9” long x 1/16” diameter of hair (230mm x 2mm). This setting is created using parts from repaired antique jewelry + modern accent.
Durability & Care
Hair is incredibly durable when woven together. It does not require any special coating or treatment to stand the test of time, as a true heirloom should.
These should be worn gently, not during strenuous activities outdoors or in, to ensure moisture does not settle under the hair, which could damage it over time.
How it’s Made
The technique of weaving hair into long cords is created on a round ‘table’ with a center hole. Small bundles of hair are weighted around the outside edge and moved in repetitive patterns to push down an ultra tight cord through the hole.
The hairs are counted and separate into ‘strands’ according to the pattern
The strands are placed onto the table and balanced with weights for braiding
As the strands are moved around the table, it pushes downward through the center
The braid that forms underneath is a consistant, tightly woven pattern
The finished braid is remove from the weights and heat set to ensure its strength
The ends of the braid are secured so it can be securely set into the metal findings
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.