Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Self Portrait

Yes Necklace was created specifically for the Portrait/Self-Portrait Exhibition
Shaw Jewelry Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine (July 9 - 22, 2009.)

Yes Necklace © Margaux Lange

sterling silver, 14k gold, raw brown diamond, plastic Barbie & Ken doll parts, hair, resin.

I'm really getting into making more narrative pieces lately, and after this recent custom commission, I decided to have a go at a variation for my Portrait piece.

I used a raw diamond and 14k gold wire to make the ring.

Hand-fabricated link chain with 14k gold jump rings and handmade clasp. Each sterling silver link was individually hand-hammered to create texture. Patina finishing.

I also decided to incorporate a bit of my own hair - the synthetic red-haired Midge dolls really just weren't cutting it in terms of the right color red ;-)

Portrait/Self-Portrait opens at Shaw Gallery in Northeast Harbor on July 9th and will be on exhibition through July 22nd. Other exhibiting artists include: Lynette Andreason, Robert Ebendorf, Thomas Mann and Susan Hoge. Opening reception 5-7pm so stop by if you're in the area!

I'm leaving for a little vacation tomorrow and will be taking a break from blogging until July 13th. I hope you'll check back in with me then. Happy 4th of July everyone!


MegRuth said...

I love this SO much!

Lynette said...

Well....if what Im reading into it is correct than a congratulations is in order! Thanks again for getting me involved in this show as well. Love your piece!

Margaux Lange said...

Thanks ladies!

Lynette - your work for the show is AMAZING! I love the laser engraved ebony - wow! I wish I could play around with that. I'm so happy we're in a show together. I have a feeling neither of us are going to make it up to Maine for the opening, right? Oh well - we will meet one of these days! :-)

silvercocoon said...

sounds like a big CONGRATULATIONS is in order!! fantastic news - fantastic work! (very happy for you)

Miss Dot said...

wonderful! wonderful! wonderful!

Cherry Runway said...

This is incredible! You did such an amazing job!!

diamond wholesale said...

Oh my God!! It's a first time I see such unusual crafts!