26 Barbie boobies in various sizes/hues encased in sterling silver with oxidized finishing and hand-hammered chain detail. I'm happier with this necklace than I was with the original version because I was able to tweak the design to function even better this time around. Sometimes it can be incredibly satisfying to revisit an idea in an attempt to perfect it.
Here's a shot of the back of the piece:
Detail of handmade chain with hammer textured links:
And on the dress form so you can have a sense of the scale and how the piece hangs:
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.