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Jewelry by Melanie Bilenker

By: Ayman - Published:   Updated: Jun 29 2011 • References: melaniebilenker & notcot.org
People used to keep a few locks of hair from their loved ones in lockets. When worn, it was a way of feeling close to that person.

Artist and jewelry designer Melanie Bilenker updates the idea by using real hair to draw scenes on lockets, rings, brooches and other jewelry items.

She does the drawings on sterling silver, gold, ebony, resin, pigment, real hair and assorted stones.

Implications - Many people enjoy going to flea markets and thrift stores to find that special something that is unlike anything else. Artists that create supremely unique pieces, such as the featured pendants made with hair, are valued by consumers because the pieces are seen as one-of-a-kind. Businesses that offer items that took a lot of time and effort to create will give their thrift-seeking consumers a thrill.

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Segment: Females, 18-55
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