The first brooch in this series was the black one. I used a Victorian hair jewellery pattern to weave synthetic hair extensions into a cord, a technique virtually the same as the Japanese technique of kumihimo, braided on a disc with a hole in the centre. The metal is gold-plated sterling silver.
The blonde and the red are also braided hair extensions. The metal used for these two is gold-plated stainless steel tubing.
I a currently working on re-creating more Victorian Hair Jewellery patterns, using human hair. Watch for more elaborate works in the near future!