Lock of Hair Bead

(6 customer reviews)

£70£80 inc. Vat

A stunning lock of hair bead made with your loved one’s hair or fur in resin. We will post you a sending kit. Lots of options of resin colour. You can add engraving or add a laser engraved washer here.

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bead core engraving

You can choose laser engraved text and emojis or a laser engraved image (like partial fingerprints or handwriting). For emojis please write *heart emoji* etc instead of pasting



Lock of hair bead for Pandora bracelets, 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

lock of hair bead hair or fur sending kits
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.

Optional Extras

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 bead setting
All of our European beads come with a solid sterling silver Tree of Opals branded core that fit in perfectly with other beads like Pandora and Trollbeads. Our charm bead insert hole size is 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 lock of hair bead cores are now available to be engraved with a few words – just choose the blank core then add your engraving

Engraved lock of hair bead fairy pink resin sparkle mix, Tree of Opals bead core lock of hair bead
Lock of hair bead fairy pink resin sparkle mix, blank bead core engraved

If you’d like a longer quote, more names and dates of birth etc we recommend you add a separate laser engraved washer here they sit around the bead on your bracelet. You can see our memorial quotes here for inspiration

lock of hair charm bead duo with dragon's blood red resin sparkle mix and engraved washers with Silver South Serif font and heart emojis
lock of hair bead duo with dragon’s blood red resin sparkle mix and engraved washers with Silver South Serif font and heart emojis

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

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@tree_of_opals #treeofopals #keepsakejewelry #milk #charms #breastmilk #breastmilkjewelry #treasure

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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

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Thanks to Tree of Opals for developing such a great piece to remember Riley by. Thank you for everyone’s support over these past few months.

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Additional information

colour sparkle mix

unicorn white, fairy pink, orchid purple, aegean blue, mermaid teal, angelic aqua, basilisk green, chimera yellow, tangerine orange, dragon's blood, vampire black, goddess golden, dolphin silver, pearly pink, pearly purple, pearly blue, pearly green, pearly gold, pearly red

precious metal

sterling silver

core style

Over The Rainbow Bridge, Always With Me, blank (for engraving), Tree of Opals, Forever In My Heart ♥

6 reviews for Lock of Hair Bead

  1. Kerry (verified owner)

    I love this idea and I was not disappointed with my bead, my daughter has red hair and Nikki was able to help me chose a colour bead to compliment her hair, lovely item made with care and skill and delivered in a handmade bag making it feel extra special.

  2. Emma (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for my beautiful charm made with my son’s lock of hair and an emerald to represent his May birthday. It is so beautifully made, and so unique! I’m just waiting for my 6 month old daughter to grow enough hair so I can have one made for her with an aquamarine enclosed. I cannot recommend Nicola’s charms and jewelry enough, she puts so much time and effort into her work and this shines through!

  3. Kelly (verified owner)

    Me and my sister got a bead with my dads lock of hair and I always wear it know that I have my dad around me so happy thankyou I’m even going to order somthing special to have ashes in can’t wait thankyou

  4. lisa (verified owner)

    I bought another bead with my dad’s lock of hair, and it’s just a fantastic as the first Nikki and her team are awesome from start to finish. Thank you Nikki and team. Lisa from Liverpool x x x x

  5. Denise (verified owner)

    After losing my mum this year, it was my wish to have a jewellery piece made with her hair for my sister. I got it ordered for her birthday and even though I ordered it a bit late Tree of Opals still managed to have it completed and sent out to me on time. My sister LOVED it and im genuinely very grateful for them making jewellery like this. Thank you to Nikki and team from Edinburgh

  6. Kelly (verified owner)

    Nikki Thankyou so much for my bead I absolutely in love with it I love love the colours in the bead for my dad Thankyou so so so
    Much your work is perfect in everything you do Thankyou
    Nikki and the team from kelly liverpool

    • Nikki Kamminga

      Thank you so so much to you and your family for all your support of my business over the years, it’s such a privilege to be able to make pieces for you all and I’m also really grateful for your orders. Thank you for supporting me and helping me take the kids for days out, you’re helping me put food on my family’s table and helping me pay my bills, so the fact that you like my work just makes me really enjoy what I do
      Thanks again
      Nikki x

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