Ballerina Blue Globe Structural Art


I started with an art glass paper weight in shades of spun blue and white that to me looked like a spinning globe of clouds and ocean.  Then I added a blindingly shining silver vintage rhinestone Boucher pin of a ballerina on pointe.


There is rhinestone studded vintage buttons, and a variety of art glass beads, a Florentine finished silver plated blossom with rhinestone stamen that tremble on their stems. And of course, a vintage marble that looked to me like a mini version of the paper weight.

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Brilliantly decorated structural art piece made from a variety of vintage costume jewelry.  This Show Piece is built on 2.5 inch wide brass cuff. It rises approximately 2.75 inches making the overall height 4.5 inches.  And 3.25 inches from edge-to-edge at the center top of the cuff.   It fits my 7.5 inch wrist and slides down towards to make it fairly stable and wearable, but without adjustment it fits the 7-8 inch wrist.

Vintage Boucher Jewelry

Upon a closer look you will notice a silver vintage rhinestone Boucher pin of a ballerina on pointe.  "Boucher made a name for himself creating bold, imaginative, enameled pieces that were individual works of art, with brooches shaped like fruits, animals, and human figures. In particular, collectors covet for his fantasy bird pieces from the 1940s." Learn more about Boucher Jewelry here.

Due to the weight and height, this one is more of a mini sculpture rather than easy-to-wear.

I constructed the bottom edges of the cuff to be flat so that the piece will stand alone.  Therefore, when it is worn it will not bang or catch on things.  These are wearable although many acquire them as mini sculptures.

See my blog post Creating the Blue Globe Ballerina to learn more about my creative process behind this structural art piece!


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