French Dictionary Portrait Earrings

By Sally Prangley



1 in stock

The artist will always remember the thrill of finding a forlorn 1932 French dictionary, missing its hard covers, in a dusty bin in an antique shop. Artist gold! This old dictionary has new life — its pages are the paper and portraits used in the French Dictionary Portrait Earrings. The highlights are red tissue paper layered on to complement the portraits. Formal portraits are on one side, line drawings of people/maps/planets/objects are on the reverse. The earrings may be gently rotated on their wires so the wearer can choose what image faces out. The earrings are finished with a clear sealant for wear. All portrait earrings are unique due to the nature of using a1932 French dictionary.

Fiber/Wearable, Mixed Media (vintage 1932 French dictionary, papers, annealed steel wire)

2.25 x .75 inches

About the artist

Sally blends traditional basketry and wirework techniques to create her unusual wire objects. All work is done by hand, freeform, using only wire and whatever materials she includes in the construction, most often paper, found objects, or vintage beads. Sally has drawn, painted, and created mixed-media art all her life and is largely self-taught. She minored in art history at Northwestern University and received her MBA in marketing from the George Washington University. Sally lives in her hometown of Seattle after many years on the east coast....Read MoreRead Less

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