Instsructor, Melanie Bilenker will discuss her modern approach to hair work, while providing historic context. She will then demonstrate some traditional Victorian processes used in the remembrance jewelry that first inspired her. Demos will include several forms of palette-work in which hair is glued down to a flat surface to create basket plaits, flowers, swoops or feathers. Cookies and tea will be served.
Melanie Bilenker is a jeweler that creates delicate hair art pieces; her works are found in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. http://www.melaniebilenker.com/