Channel Hair Bead for European bracelets, like Chamilia and Pandora, made with resin. We can place your loved ones’ hair, your little one’s first curl or a little of your pets’ fur into a charm bead with crystal clear resin. Using locks of human hair in jewellery has a long and rich tradition in many cultures which you can read more about in this Wiki article.
We will respectfully cast only your loved one’s hair or fur into resin and give you a choice of beads. You can see Nikki’s YouTube tutorials here and know that I never film without your permission. I’m considered an expert and offer advanced courses in making memorial jewellery, so you’re in safe hands. You might see my designs and stock images elsewhere because other memorial artists buy them from me over on Keepsaker Supplies (you’re welcome to buy from there if you’d rather DIY!)
lock of hair colours
You can view our colour option galleries here (click) for lots of examples of pieces using that colour mix. Each piece will look unique because of the natural colours of the hair or fur and we can’t predict the results. The photos in the gallery are EXAMPLES and the results will vary. We will use our best efforts with white hair, which is clear in resin, to give the hair some depth and bounce some light off the strands. If you’d like us to use grey, white, salt and pepper or very light blonde hair then it may or may not show up in the resin, have a look at this gallery
We’ll send you a kit a week or so after you order and here’s some advice on sending it in, please read it. It’s really important you keep some hair back just in case. You can send us a photo on our Facebook page of the amount you have, so we can tell you how much of it we need.
You can request some extras in your piece by clicking here. For example, our forget me not flower and gold leaf are very popular – please make sure you see the example photos (as always) to ensure you have a good idea of how they might look. Usually, less is more!
Lock of Hair Bead
European Channel bead setting
All of our European beads have a hole size around 4.5mm and should fit most Pandora, Biagi or Chamilia bracelets etc. For an interesting history on the European charm beads have a look at this Wikipedia page.
Our channel bead cores are now available to be engraved with a few words. They can even be handstamped by request, please get in touch before you order to discuss! This listing is just for the charm bead itself and you can add bracelets and bead accessories here. Please check out our FAQ page before ordering
Nikki’s YouTube Tutorial
If you’d prefer to DIY this bead you can purchase supplies over on Keepsaker Supplies and follow a tutorial (channel beads coming soon). I have been teaching people how to make cremation ashes European style beads in person and online since 2016.
Social Media Reviews for the Lock of Hair Bead
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Thought I would share something that is precious to me, my Mummy Pandora. Currently it has 5 charms on it and they all mean so much to me. My Memory Makers @memorymakersuk charm of Ava’s fingernail from when she was a month old (from Mothercare), my “It’s a Girl” charm from my work colleagues when I went on Mat leave, my @treeofopals handmade charm with a lock of Ava’s hair in, an Owl and her owlet from my Brother and his gf on my first birthday as a Mummy, and my Lace stopper to make sure they all stay on safely. On the Moments silver bracelet with Pandora Rose clasp. 💚 #themuddymummyblog #mummy #pandora #treeofopals #mothercare #makingmemories #memorymakers #motherhood #bracelet #special
*trigger warning – baby memorials*