Sensitive Barbie fans, avert your eyes! The queen of plastic has been dismembered in the name of art, and the result is pretty striking.
Whether you're amazed by their beauty or horrified because the blond bombshell was harmed in the making of these products, you're sure to have a reaction.
Margaux Lange said the feedback she's gotten on the pieces has been varied to say the least -- so much so that she created a Tumblr about it called " Creepy but Cool."
According to her Tumblr, reactions to her pieces range from "genuinely inspired" to "most of them look like training for a young serial killer."
Despite mixed reactions, the work has allowed Lange to support herself as a full-time artist. Her pieces cost anywhere from $150 to $4,000.
So why tear apart Barbie for jewelry?
According to Lange (she declined a phone interview but provided HLN with a media "FAQ" document), her decision to use Barbie was a gradual one. She said she was "obsessed" with the iconic doll as a child, and Barbie made appearances in her art for years before showing up in her jewelry designs.
"I would spend hours crafting precious details for her and the miniature world in which she existed," Lange said in the statement.
But, she said, as a child she was never tempted to destroy her treasured dolls. "Beyond some awful haircuts and scary face make-overs involving Sharpie pens, no, I did not destroy my Barbie dolls."
When she started creating jewelry with "found" objects, Barbie seemed like a natural fit.
If you're thinking Lange's pieces seem inhumane, you may find comfort in knowing Lange only takes apart used Barbies. She said it's important to use dolls that "had a previous life in the hands of a child."
So, who buys these eye-catching baubles? According to Lange, her pieces are popular among art jewelry collectors, Barbie nostalgics and bold individuals alike.
You can find out more about Lange's work on her website.