"Deconstructing Barbie" Jewelry

Sunday, February 15, 2009

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Jewelry designers find their inspiration in all kinds of interesting and unique places, and Margaux Lange finds hers in the chopping up of Barbie dolls. She buys Barbies (and apparently a few Kens too) on eBay and at garage sales and dissects them into tiny pieces, pairing them with sterling silver to create pendants, earrings, rings, and brooches. The above pictured necklace, called "The Kiss", is one of the more 'normal' designs -- others that feature just severed hands, eyes, or mouths are definitely much creepier. There's even a group of "Have a Heart Busts" that consist of Barbie's breasts incorporated into heart pendants and pins. (I'm speechless, just see the gallery). $70 - $525

Via Book of Joe

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