French Dictionary Portrait Earrings

By Sally Prangley



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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 dictionary has new life, as the paper and portraits used in the French Dictionary Portrait Earrings are taken from its pages. The red highlights are cut 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 ovals can be rotated on their curved wires so the wearer may choose who or what faces out. The earrings are finished with a clear sealant for wear. No set of earrings will ever be identical due to the nature of the 1932 French dictionary.

Mixed Media, Paper (annealed steel wire, mat board, papers, pages from a 1932 French dictionary)

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
Media: Mixed Media, Paper
Category: Jewelry

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