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Webinar: The Art of Hairwork Jewelry- A Brief History of Its Sentiments and How It Was Made

October 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum a 1-hour Zoom presentation with Gina Iacovelli of Mementos Entwined, on the 19th century techniques used to create sentimental and mourning jewelry with human hair, and the sincerity it represented in a modernizing world. Ms. Iacovelli will also describe mourning jewelry artifacts provided by several local historic sites, including the Swannanoa Valley Museum. 

About the Presenter

Gina Iacovelli is the South Carolina-based artist behind Mementos Entwined; a bespoke jewelry line with a focus on honoring the depth of love, through the acknowledgment of the brevity of life.

Inspired by the sentimental and mourning jewelry of the 18th & 19th centuries, lacovelli began studying the nearly-lost art of table braiding human hair into jewelry, experimenting with instructions from mid-19th century lady’s journals. Her designs are meant to reintroduce tangible keepsakes into a digitalized world, and to preserve a physical piece of a life and the memories we hold dearhttp://www.the8thhousecollection.com/mementos_entwined

Photo by A Spot in Time Photography


October 5, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
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