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Kerry Howley, human hair, human-hair jewelry, human-hair necklaces, recycled hair, bizarre eco-fashion, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, eco-friendly jewelry, sustainable jewelry, eco-friendly necklaces, sustainable necklaces, Middlesex University, U.K., United Kingdom

ATTRACTION/AVERSION

Piqued by these dueling emotions, Howley wanted to see if she could make discarded follicles attractive again. Each of the five resulting necklaces, inspired by Victorian mourning jewelry, required between 40 to 60 hours to make.

Howley chose to focus on symmetrical forms that are instinctively pleasing.

Howley chose to focus on symmetrical forms that are instinctively pleasing, creating what she describes as a “delicate balance” between delight and disgust. “Although theoretically contrasting emotional responses, attraction and aversion are oddly congruous,” she says. “There is often an element of fascination to the repulsive.”

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