We are used to seeing Barbie dolls as children’s toys or collectors pieces. Nevertheless, there is a whole new fashion accessory that this toy to a whole new level. Margaux Lange has launched a fashion jewelry collection called Plastic Body Series. This New York designer uses Barbie parts from salvaged dolls to turn mass produced product into special handmade jewelry art.
Since childhood, Margaux’s creativity was influenced by Barbie’s miniature world, the pop culture symbol. While the Barbie doll was launched more than 50 years ago, it went through cultural and societal changes adapting to the modern world.
The jewelry line is quite impressive and includes necklaces, earrings, and brooches. The artist uses different body parts such as doll face, eyes, arms, ears, legs and even breasts. Lange uses parts from different type of dolls including Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend.
Some might feel disturbed by parts of the bodies being used, but as they are nicely framed with matching colors and metals, the finished look is not only pleasant to look at but is an eye-catching accessory. The designer emphasizes that wearing artistic jewelry is the way to go and will definitely spark up a conversation.
As the collection is quite unique, it is not that cheap. Prices start from $80 for a pin and go up to $1200 for The-Lost-In-Translation necklace. It is a one-of-a-kind piece from the Plume series in vintage style featuring bright resins plated into silver framing. While some pieces are only made in one copy, others have a wide selection of colors using parts from different dolls with different features that match well together. Margeaux doesn’t discriminate and implements body parts from Barbies with different skin color, race and style.
All items are available for shipping across the US and worldwide for an extra fee. If you would like to own a unique piece of jewelry that will keep people talking, Barbie-part fashion accessory is the way to go. Even if you cannot afford something big, even adding a pin to your everyday style will showcase your unique personality.
Margaux Lange updates her shop frequently with new handmade pieces added all the time. You can find online previously listed masterpieces which will give you an idea of all incredible jewelry pieces created.