This excerpt from a new book on the Brontë sisters explores the world of mid-nineteenth century hair jewelry. That's jewelry created with human hair. Excellent stuff, interweaving material and literary history, with a focus on that Gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights.
Some examples (which look like snakes):
There's a fascinating final note about hair jewelry being replaced by photography. Could "hair work" be early uncanny media?
(thanks to Chris Worden!)