Some parents cherish the memories of their little ones by keeping mementos of milestones as they grow up – tiny handprints, a lock of hair from their first haircut, lost baby teeth. But while many people may keep these items in a baby book, now you might have the option to wear them as pieces of jewelry.
Australian silversmith Polly van der Glas offers handmade creations using sterling silver, human teeth (she’s requesting donations!) and human hair. Her works range from three-stone…er…tooth rings to loop earrings made of a small plait of hair. You can even buy a purse made out of human locks. With a repertoire like this, what’s next for van der Glas? Perhaps a silver chocker adorned with toenail clippings…
Enjoy these pics of some of Polly’s creations.
Photos: Polly van der Glas