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Jewelry - Salvaged Barbie Doll Parts Answered

This is one of the more unique re-purposed jewelry ideas that I have seen.  At first I thought the faces and body parts were photos or maybe paintings.   However, the interesting and comical compositions are created using Barbie parts!

The Plastic Body Series designed by Margaux Lange is a jewelry line that combines salvaged Barbie doll parts with sterling silver and pigmented resins.

You actually HAVE to check out this link; I am so amused by this!

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Mego0ogeM
Mego0ogeM

10 years ago

This is so Awesome and weird! Luvz It!

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ilikepie=)
ilikepie=)

10 years ago

Slaughtered barbies cut apart and made into gruesome ornaments (some kinda mayan jewelry?) I love it.

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Erissed1
Erissed1

10 years ago

I love barbie things (i'm so girly) but i wouldn't use this ^^u it's creepy, but to be positive, it's original.... and get away from my dolls XD.

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kalacapa
kalacapa

10 years ago

These are dismembered, shackled women's hands. And ... um .... in the interest of being, "positive and constructive ..." I suppose I'll just have to say: There is obviously talent behind this, but the piece's statement is creepy.

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Culturespy
Culturespy

Reply 10 years ago

Maybe those are cocktail rings and the shackles symbolize lost time in women's lives in pursuit of sex and the city fantasies that ultimately bind them to a debilitating dependence on the alcoholic drinks they carry around in those hands and ultimately chain them to the toxic relationships they build centered on drinking habits. The severed hands are symbolic of the loss of identity people experience when material possessions like jewelry and shallow relationships rob them of their entire person-hood. ...self imposed dismemberment and shackling is so sad.

...oh wait, I think it's just jewelry made from doll parts. I was totally looking at it wrong and it took a minute for me to understand the "real" meaning. ;)

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ChrysN
ChrysN

Reply 10 years ago

Creepy! All of the hands have wedding rings on them.

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Culturespy
Culturespy

Reply 10 years ago

LOL, yeah I totally remember when I proposed that time with a giant blue plastic triangle. I was shocked when the girl said no. :)

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ChrysN
ChrysN

Reply 10 years ago

They look like hearts.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, I think that was done on purpose :-)

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

That's part of the point. The whole Barbie concept is more or less creepy, this just makes it that much more explicit.

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letsmakesomstuff
letsmakesomstuff

10 years ago

I'm wondering what was going on for someone to come up with something like this. I do like the second on though.

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WUVIE
WUVIE

10 years ago

As usual, Ken had nothing to offer.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Isn't Ken the coffee mug in the second picture?

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ZeroHikari
ZeroHikari

10 years ago

the third and fourth one look really scary if youve been watching too many horrors like me.... either way good ideas (:

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

The artist must be really handy in order to have made that fourth one!

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. Face it. The third one is much better.

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BeanGolem
BeanGolem

Reply 10 years ago

The second one is an aesthetic slap in the face.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

I don't think they see eye to eye on the first one.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

There you go, mouthing off again!