The Barbie doll is back in fashion. Or maybe just parts of her. Wanting to re-purpose mass produced materials into handmade, wearable art, designer Margaux Lange created the Plastic Body Series art jewelry collection, using salvaged Barbie doll parts in combination with sterling silver and pigmented resins.
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. A Fine Arts education gave Lange the foundation necessary for conceptual exploration in her jewelry work, however, a childhood obsession with the doll and her miniature world is what she credits for nurturing her creativity and dexterity from an early age.
Margaux has been creating work in this series and exhibiting extensively for nearly 10 years. Her jewelry has been published in numerous books and has garnered international press coverage in the world’s top Art, fashion and design magazines. She is represented by Art Jewelry galleries and boutiques across the US and abroad. The Plastic Body Series is sought after by Art Jewelry collectors, Barbie nostalgics, and bold individuals alike. (via Margaux Lange)