I've searched and well I found a little about mourning jewelry I never found what I was looking for.
I've been toying with getting into resin lately as it has many possibilities for me(as a crafter and a fine artist who is getting into mixed medias). Well last month my brother was brutally murdered. My mother's only request in all of it was for a lock of his hair. She wanted to put it in a locket but wasn't pleased with the locket she bought. I'd been interested in Victorian hair jewelry for a while and thought about doing some in resin. The first problem is well I can't find any how to's for Victorian mourning jewelry online just examples. I know that they're usually under glass but I just feel like resin would be better. Second I can't find any examples of hair cast in resin. Of course when I do it I'll use my own hair as practice but before I go out and buy me a buncha resin supplies I just needed to consult the crafty gods of the net. I've bought some vintage adjustable ring bases and lockets and charm bases and I've told my mom my plans so the next step is to just get the resin and start.
So any advice? Bad idea? Sounds like it'll work?