SANTA FE, N.M. — Years ago, about 1979, I had occasion to see the most interestingly marvelous and special Victorian bracelet upon the wrist of a celebrated American interior designer just after she bought it at an auction at Sotheby’s in London. In the center was a hand-painted porcelain miniature, but the unique element was its wide band, intricately braided and woven of human hair. Blond. Circa 1860.
I’ve had my eye out for one for the past 40 years! Hair jewelry, from bracelets to pocket watch fobs, was the fashion rage in the 19th century. Those folks certainly must have had a lot of time on their hands, sitting around weaving a strand of hair into something!
Fast forward to 2018, fast being the operative concept. Our lives are FAST. And it’s really hectic for the single parent these days. When he/she gets all the necessities done, makes ends meet and just gets by, who has time to sit? So often, there’s no time left over for the children, particularly quality time.
By accident … .