Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Creative Jewelry Designs - Barbie and Ken Jewelry

If you have a daughter, you are likely to be well acquainted with the phenomenon known as Barbie. Even though I had made a decision that MY daughter wouldn't own one of these dolls, birthday parties soon put an end to that decision.

I recently found a contemporary designer who make new use of the term "green jewelry. " The designer is Margaux Lange, and she makes one of a kind jewelry from recycled Barbie and Ken doll parts.

The collection utilizes salvaged doll parts, in combination with sterling silver and pigmented resins, for a unique jewelry design.

Lange received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001, where her Plastic Body Series was first conceived. She has been creating and exhibiting for nearly 10 years and the jewelry has been published in numerous books. The Barbie Body Series is sought after by Art Jewelry collectors, Barbie nostalgics, and bold individuals alike.

The collection consists of necklaces, bracelets, pins, earrings and rings. Many feature parts of Barbie, and some use parts of both Barbie and Ken. Here are some examples:

Photo credit Margaux Lange

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