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.
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?
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.