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ry - Now FREE! Payment Checkout Additional Information Victorian Hair Work Book Make Mourning Jewelry 1851-77 155, 140, 138 129-yr-old Etchings Instructions for Hairwork Mourning Jewelry, Rings, Bracelets, Ear Rings, Hair Nets, Purses, Hair Care History Spiral Bound Book Republication™ Originally published in 1851, 1866, 1868 and 1877! Up for your consideration is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of the original "Hair-work" instructions with steel plate etchings by experienced mourning jewelry artists from the early to mid- Victorian hair work arts era. This is a newly updated compilation of information originally published in 1851, 1866, 1868 and 1877 from 6 separate sources! (Originals are NOT for sale) Our line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use! This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern s instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it s ease-of-use alone. I bet you ll love it too! Our customers say: " Wonderful item. Super-fast and return e-mails. Thanks! A++++++++++++" "Received am pleased with my purchase. Thanks so much!" "Fast shipping, Excellent packing, would love to deal with anytime AA++" "G reat merchandise TERRIFIC DEALER!" "Great book, helpful seller. Thank you for a pleasant transaction!" " I have enjoyed your publication so very much! Great easy to read! I will return." This HISTORIC item contains etchings, instructions, diagrams, designs, materials lists and fundamentals for creating a variety of hair work art items. There are 35 ANTIQUE etchings of designs for hair and bead ORNAMENTS with all social, cultural and historical instructions intact! This type of original information is seldom found on Atomic Mall or elsewhere! I was fortunate enough in my bibliomaniacal searching to run across the original text gems and am sharing with those who love the old arts as much as I. These instructions are characteristic of the crafts done by our lady ancestors during the Antebellum, Civil War, Victorian and Dickens cultural periods. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful creative art informational source revealing our heritage from early America and European! Quotes: "As the hair is the only part of our beloved friends which can be kept in memoriam, it is natural that we should desire to preserve the treasure in some way that will testify our appreciation of its value, and when this can be done in a manner that is both pleasing to the taste and that will insure its prolonged or lasting preservation, it becomes a work which all may desire to be able to successfully practice…The ability to so arrange and secure each strand of the sacred treasure, becomes an accomplishment truly valuable, and worthy all the patience and skill required in its performance." "The smoothness and regularity of hair-work is its greatest beauty, and there is no branch of fancy work which requires so few rules, or which may be so readily acquired by practice. A dexterous use of the fingers, neatness of finish, and that skill in manipulating, called "nimble fingering," are the great requisites in forming perfect leaves and flowers of hair." "Take nature for your guide, and with hair of various colors and lengths, you will be able to form almost any flower you desire." What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is! Contents: Section I How to Make Various Brooches, Lockets, etc. Tools Necessary The Single Plait Tasteful Designs Cross and Wreath Hair Cross Hair Wreath Design for Shield Crown and Hearts Star Flowers Cluster of Convolvulus Prince s Feather Group Carnations Pansies Butterfly Ribbon Forget-me-not Bell-shaped Flowers Lily-of-the-valley Buds of Roses Roses Leaves and Tendrils Double Marguerite Form of Leaf Fuchsia Clover Leaves Asters Orange Flowers Stylized Flower Oxalis Blooms Feather Design Dove Design Contents: Section II Contains very detailed observations on the multitude of routes the booming Victorian human hair trade obtained its hair goods. Some rather practical, some downright morbid! An absolutely fascinating read... "A curious and amusing, and the same time highly suggestive article...The consequence is that the trade in human hair has of late assumed very large proportions, and its value has increased at a prodigious rate. Where does it all come from? a spectator naturally asks, as he surveys the harvest of locks hanging in the windows of the fashionable hairdressers... ...One hundred tons weight of this precious ornament is...annually taken to Paris , whence it is distributed in a raw and manufactured state over the whole of Europe... ...If we could watch in secret the rape of each lock, we should be able to give a series of pictures of human agony such as life but rarely presents, for we may be sure that, as a rule, a young woman would almost as soon lose her live as that glorious appendage, on which so much of her beauty depends." Contents: Section III More Hair Work Instructions regarding: How to Effectively and Artistically Mix Hair of Different Colors and Thickness Ring Pattern Pretty Uncommon Chain Pattern Bracelet Pattern Ear-ring Pattern General How To Instructions for Making Your Own Hair Braiding Table Instructions for "A Very Pretty Purse" Nets for Hair (Made of hair!) Contents: Section IV Curious Facts About False Hair A Social-Cultural Historical Commentary on the Parisian Hair Trade "The best hair is purchased from the peasants of Brittany and Auvergne, the young girls literally putting their tresses up at auction. The maiden who wishes to dispose of her locks mounts a chair and takes out all the pins and combs that confine her hair, letting it fall around her. The buyers gather round to inspect it and to judge of the quality and quantity, after which the bidding begins." Other points addresse

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