Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

Mourning Objects

Design student Anna Schwamborn has created a range of jewelry made with the hair and cremated ashes of a dead loved ones. (Pics)

Schwamborn, who has worked for Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood and is studying at Central St Martins in London, uses real human hair and human ashes mixed with black bone china.

Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

 

The series comprises a rosary, necklace and a watch chain tear catcher.

Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

 

“Besides pure hair being used, cremated human ashes are mixed with black bone china, the world´s highest class porcelain.

The objects are supposed to be worn close to the body of the mourner symbolizing a lasting physical connection between two individuals even after death.

Furthermore this collection is supposed to remind the wearer on the fragility and appreciation of life and most importantly, acting as a keepsake.”

Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

Mourning Objects: Jewelry Made From Dead Loved Ones

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