Jeweler Delphine Jaulhac's father was a sculptor who spent years working with ivory. While she employs many of the same techniques, she has chosen an entirely different, more sustainable material similar to elephant ivory: tagua nuts (otherwise known as vegetable ivory.) I was first introduced to this material during my Wooden Jewelry class and am in absolute awe of the beauty Delphine has been able to carve out of it.
My Plastic Body Series art jewelry collection is made from salvaged Barbie doll parts in combination with hand-fabricated sterling silver and resins. My work examines and celebrates our relationship with the icon known simply as: Barbie.
I've been creating work in this collection for over 15 years. My jewelry is sold across the US and internationally and is sought after by art jewelry collectors, Barbie nostalgics, and bold individuals alike. The Plastic Body Series has been published in numerous books and has garnered international press coverage in the worldʼs top Art, fashion and design magazines.