Hello, My name is Brenda Zak. I am a professional Bench Jeweler with an obsession for functional jewelry containing human hair keepsakes. A self taught hairbender who loves the traditional look of Victorian hairwork. I am delighted to work with you in creating a keepsake you can treasure forever.
FAQ's: How long does the hair need to be? Each type of hairwork requires different lengths. I am happy to discuss options for whatever amount of hair you have. Including a photo of the hair with something for size reference when you contact me is helpful. How long will it take? 8-12 Weeks How much does it cost? This can vary greatly depending on complexity of design and technique. I can work with you to fit any budget and will provide a quote before any work is started. From $100 to several thousand $, I am able to work in all precious metals, and can source both affordable gems and exquisite quality rare gems. How do I pay? I ask for a 50% deposit before work begins with the remaining balance due upon completion but, before shipping. Will I get any remaining hair back? Yes, if you request it up front. Do you work with other organic materials or relics? Absolutely! I have also worked with horse hair, cat and dog hair, rabbit fur, cremains, and teeth. I am up for most anything. Do you do restorations? Yes! I am happy to give you a quote for repair, restoration, or preservation of most hairwork styles. I can also custom cut and shape glass for replacement in hair jewelry including lockets, pendants, broaches, and rings. How do I start? Simply contact me here with your ideas and questions. Feel free to include any reference photos.
Spring Knot Workshop 2023
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Now offering private online lessons in all hairwork techniques. Contact me for more information.