Sybille Paulsen's 'Tangible Truths' Turns Lost Hair into New Necklaces

By: Michael Hines - Mar 9, 2015
References: sybille.me & dezeen
Sybille Paulsen's Tangible Truths is a project that turns the hair of cancer patients into custom pieces of jewelry. Paulsen works with women undergoing chemotherapy including those who want to cut their hair off before they eventually lose it during radiation treatment. It takes two weeks to create the jewelry and Paulsen takes that period of time to get to know each client a bit better.

Paulsen is the first person to admit that using human hair to create necklaces and bracelets (and just about anything aside from wigs) is a bit "polarizing." That being said, each piece in Tangible Truths is quite elegant and doesn't play up the human hair factor one bit. Sybille Paulsen works exclusively with human hair, which likely explains the refined look of Tangible Truths.