Hair necklaces were delivered by one of Howley mother's friends, a Japanese woman with hair down to his waist, only cut it once every five years. When she had cut her, she gave 30 cm of discarded hair Howley. Howley then used the broken saw blades for cutting and weaving discarded hair in forms inspired by wallpaper patterns.
The idea to create jewelry from human hair was inspired by people's reluctance to cut hair. Hair is generally regarded as a very important part of the human body and is worn with pride, but when the connection to the body has been broken, it is considered a little disgusting. Through his art, the young Middlesex students " hopes to create a nice balance between the viewer / user's sense of revulsion and attraction. "