Suzanne Storms, VHJ
Your Horses Hair Made Into Fine Jewelry
Requirements For Collectiing And Preparing Horsehair
Hair weaving is a lost art that was once extremely popular in the United States during the Victorian Period. A good artist was able to produce the finest jewelry for all occasions worn by both ladies and gentlemen. Today, Suzanne Storms is one of a handful of hairwork artists that can WEAVE* hair into a variety of beautiful patterns for use in different types of extraordinary jewelry. Suzanne has designed her own precious metal findings to incorporate into her works.
Suzanne specializes is weaving horsehair because of its luster, strength and enduring qualities. Every item is created by hand giving in a distinctive look. Horse owners now have the opportunity to wear a wonderful creation made from the hair of a very special horse.
If you wish to have Suzanne weave an article of jewelry made from your horse's hair then it is important that the following standards are adhered to:
Minimum Hair Requirements For Specific Items Of Jewelry
(Note: 200 strands of hair are smaller than the diameter of a pencil)
Procedure For Collecting Hair
Pull 2 to 3 of the longest strands of tail hair that meet the length requirements above for the item of jewelry. Continue this until you have the quantity needed. This will not hurt the horse.
An alternative method would be to grab hold of 8 to 10 strands of the longest tail hair that meet the length requirements stated above for the item of jewelry. Brush away the short pieces and cut next to the bone. Continue taking from different areas until you have the quantity specified above for the item of jewelry.
You will not notice the missing hairs by suppling only the longest lengths different areas.
There is a preparation fee for each order to have horsehair inspected, washed, sanitized, sorted and counted.
* Much of the work done today with horsehair is a result of braiding and knotting and is not used in fine jewelry. Only Suzanne Storms revived a lost art to weave horsehair onto fine jewelry.