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Antique Victorian Hair Work Mourning Jewelry CD 1851-77

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155, 140 & 128-yr-old Etchings & Instructions for Hairwork Mourning Jewelry, Rings, Bracelets, Ear Rings, Hair Nets and Purses

CD Republicationâ„¢

Originally published in 1877!

If you are the first to bid on this auction, using the buy-it-now option, YOU WIN! There is no chance of being outbid! DON'T WAIT!

Up for your consideration is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republicationâ„¢ of the original "Hair-work" instructions with steel plate etchings by experienced mourning jewelry artists from the early to pre- Victorian hair work arts era. This is a newly updated compilation of information originally published in 1851, 1866 and 1877! (Originals are NOT for sale)

All Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republicationsâ„¢ are viewable on Windows, Mac and Linux pc operating systems!

FYI: Many of our customer's favorite CD Republicationsâ„¢ are now becoming available in Spiral Bound Pattern Bookâ„¢ format!

If you would prefer this antique hair working instructions as a Spiral Bound Pattern Bookâ„¢ instead of a CD Republicationâ„¢ please e-mail! We will list it for you ASAP and e-mail you it's listing number to expedite your order!

This item is a great resource for those who are Antebellum, Civil Ware, Victorian and Dickens era historical reenactment enthusiasts, students of historical hairwork, unique remembrance or morning jewelry makers, etc!

This HISTORIC item contains etchings, instructions, diagrams, designs, materials lists and fundamentals for creating a variety of hair work art items. There are 35 ANTIQUE etchings of designs for hair and bead ORNAMENTS with all social, cultural and historical instructions intact!

This type of original information is seldom found on online or elsewhere! I was fortunate enough in my bibliomaniacal searching to run across the original text gems and am sharing with those who love the old arts as much as I.

These instructions are characteristic of the crafts done by our lady ancestors during the Antebellum, Civial War, Victorian and Dickens cultural periods. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful creative art informational source revealing our heritage from early America and European!


"As the hair is the only part of our beloved friends which can be kept in memoriam, it is natural that we should desire to preserve the treasure in some way that will testify our appreciation of its value, and when this can be done in a manner that is both pleasing to the taste and that will insure its prolonged or lasting preservation, it becomes a work which all may desire to be able to successfully practice…The ability to so arrange and secure each strand of the sacred treasure, becomes an accomplishment truly valuable, and worthy all the patience and skill required in its performance."

"The smoothness and regularity of hair-work is its greatest beauty, and there is no branch of fancy work which requires so few rules, or which may be so readily acquired by practice. A dexterous use of the fingers, neatness of finish, and that skill in manipulating, called "nimble fingering," are the great requisites in forming perfect leaves and flowers of hair."

"Take nature for your guide, and with hair of various colors and lengths, you will be able to form almost any flower you desire."

What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!

Contents: Section I

Brooches, Lockets, etc.

Tools Necessary

The Single Plait

Tasteful Designs

Cross and Wreath

Hair Cross

Hair Wreath

Design for Shield

Crown and Hearts



Cluster of Convolvulus

Prince's Feather

Group Carnations





Bell-shaped Flowers


Buds of Roses


Leaves and Tendrils

Double Marguerite

Form of Leaf


Clover Leaves


Orange Flowers

Stylized Flower

Oxalis Blooms

Feather Design

Dove Design

Contents: Section II

Contains very detailed observations on the mutitude of routes the booming Victorian human hair trade obtained its hair goods. Some rather practical, some downright morbid! An absolutely fascinating read...

"A courious and amusing, and the same time highly suggestive article...The consequence is that the trade in human hair has of late assumed very large proportions, and its value has increased at a prodigious rate. Where does it all come from? a spectator naturally asks, as he surveys the harvest of locks hanging in the windows of the fashionable hairdressers...

...One hundred tons weight of this precious ornament is...annually taken [to Paris], whence it is distributed in a raw and manufactured state over the whole of Europe...

...If we could watch in seccret the rape of each lock, we should be able to give a series of pictures of human agony such as life but rarely presents, for we may be sure that, as a rule, a young woman would almost as soon lose her live as that glorious appendage, on which so much of her beauty depends."

Contents: Section III

How to Effectively and Aritistically Mix Hair of Different Colors and Thickness

Ring Pattern

Pretty & Uncommon Chain Pattern

Bracelet Pattern

Ear-ring Pattern

General How To Instructions for Making Your Own Hair Braiding Table

Instructions for "A Very Pretty Purse"

Nets for Hair (Made of hair!)

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! The instructions are based within the perimeters of the Victorian grammatical and socialization culture. For those who have some experience with that era's verbal and text style the instructions should be clear and easy to follow. The experience hair worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The CD Republicationâ„¢ you will receive is representative of the types of fancywork expertise of earlier feminine American culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment making & recreating the antique Hairwork jewelry items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-great-grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned into a CD-ROM Reproductionâ„¢ using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download a FREE version of the Adobe software program at www.adobe.com .

This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD of this historic and resourceful and rare information. The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing book on embroidery. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE book's information and patterns to CD-ROM! The format of this resource has so many more advantages than the original book.

What are the benefits of Dakota Prairie Treasures' Antique Book CD Republicationsâ„¢?

* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are completely sizable. You can enlarge and print according to your visual needs!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at a high dsi and is readily accessible using Adobe Acrobat (or other pdf reading software programs). This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page or the entire book!

* Each time you want to use an image, a page or pages you can print it out. Every one will be as crisp and clear as the last!

* If you spill your coffee, tea or soda on a page you just print yourself another!

* You can put all of your notes or musings on your printouts and save them in a folder for future referencing!

*Each CD-ROM comes in a protective case!

Curious about the quality of these scans? Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! Scale it, edit it, print it to fit your needs and you are surely going to be quite pleased with the results! You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...

Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions and store listings for many other unique needlework CD Republicationsâ„¢ for the creative muse in you!

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Copyright Restrictions: All Dakota Prairie Treasures needlework, design and/or other cd or hardcopy products produced by said seller are copyrighted and owned by us (as is all listing text and photos). Any descriptive text and trademarks provided by the seller in this listing's title, subtitle and description are the sole property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. All rights reserved. You are permitted to use our product's information for items you make for yourself, as gifts or for items you may produce to sell. However, the original designs and images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Neither the CD Product content or hardcopy designs or images, or any part thereof, may be reproduced, used in class lessons or duplicated in any media format to be resold or "shared" (either individually or as a package) without Dakota Prairie Treasures' prior written consent. Any and all violations will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Returns allowed due to manufacturing defects only.

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USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers:payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction. Please visit out other auctions and store listings at http://stores.online.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures for other items of similar interest! Thank you!

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Please visit out other auctions and store listings for other items of similar interest at http://stores.online.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures ! Thank you! USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers: payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction.

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