Friday, November 16, 2007

Smile Bud Stick Pin now has resin! Very sweet. You can sort of see the translucence in this picture. I can't decide whether to give it my 'signature look' with the oxidization, or keep it as is? I feel like it's almost too sweet this way, if you know what I mean. I like that the darkening always seems to tone things down a bit…

…a perfect example of the toning down effect of the oxidization:
14 Giggles Bracelet (not to be confused with my 40 Giggles Bracelet from a couple years ago, hehe) I like this one even better actually. It's been sent to Miller Gallery in Cincinnati to be a part of an exhibition entitled "Objects of Desire - The Toy Show" opening Nov. 23rd.

I have two leftover "giggle cups" that I will try to find something to do with… the obvious choice might be earrings?

…and speaking of earrings, I bailed out on the stick pin idea and went with my initial design for these funny Ear bud Earrings. I am really pleased with how they turned out. Ears on your ears is just too silly and ironic not to take advantage of! (I'm a dork, what can I say)

[back side]

I began playing around this week with some eyes I had cut up very small and I'm thinking it might make a nice variation to see all of them, encased/submerged in clear resin for this ring.

This is a Barbie hanger configuration I created years ago, taped together, and never did anything with. Every year Facéré Jewelry Art Gallery has an 'Ornament Giveaway Event', requesting 1 ornament from each jeweler they represent. I'm thinking this might be perfect for that this year. Kind of snow-flake like, no? Still working out the construction, but I love the pink and the little filagree details. That's all for this week… have a great weekend!


Nicole said...

Your work is always so amazing. :)

I see what you mean about the stick pin being very sweet without the oxidation, but I think either way it's a pretty little piece.

(I've been reading your blog for a while now, but I don't think I've ever commented. Um, hi, I'm Nicole. *waves*)

Debbe said...

I've just recently stumbled onto your site and I'm sure you get this all the time, but I absolutely love your work. You're so creative!! I have to wonder where your inspiration comes from.
I'm a student - so I'm constantly out of funds, but I am definitely saving up to buy one of your pieces!
Anyways, keep up to amazing work!

Margaux said...

Thanks Nicole and Debbe! Nice to meet you both and I appreciate your kind words!

Anonymous said...

This stuff is sick and very anti-woman in my opinion. Horrible, it's practically vivisection. Please stop doing this w/female toys, it's very disturbing and offensive.

Jenny said...

I think the very existance of a perfect female doll is disturbing, not the creative use of one to enhance wearable art.

Keep it up Margaux!

Cyndi L said...

Margaux! Those ear earrings are great! I love your new stuff :-)

Maybe if "anonymous" were willing to sign her name I'd take her opinion more seriously...nahhh!

Margaux said...

Thanks for your comments 'Anonymous', I'll certainly take your concern into consideration and think of you the next time I cut up a Barbie.

Nim said...

Psh. If anything, bringing Ms. Perfect Barbie to a wearable, everyday level is pro-woman. I am in the middle of a longish blog entry about my thoughts on that with respect to your art, in fact.

It's thought-provoking, even if meant only for fun. Those ear-earrings are ironic, indeed!

Keep doing what you do. There will always be people who misunderstand and misconstrue. But you're doing this for your own fun! :)

anna Brownfield said...

Amazing work, love the clusters of ears!!!