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Te Toto Junk by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project.

Te Toto Junk by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project. Image: Derek Henderson

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Wharehine Finale by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project.

Wharehine Finale by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project. Image: Derek Henderson

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Ruapuke Script by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project.

Ruapuke Script by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project. Image: Derek Henderson

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Matakana Junk by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project.

Matakana Junk by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project. Image: Derek Henderson

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Whaanga Bow by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project.

Whaanga Bow by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project. Image: Derek Henderson

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Valley Death Metal by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project.

Valley Death Metal by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project. Image: Derek Henderson

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Whale Bay Bow by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project.

Whale Bay Bow by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project. Image: Derek Henderson

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New Zealand fashion brand Stolen Girlfriends Club recently super-sized their most iconic jewellery pieces – including Death Metal Bracelet and Bow Ring – for an art project, Pretty Vacant.

Valley Death Metal by Stolen Girlfriends Club for the Pretty Vacant art project. Image:  Derek Henderson

They upscaled the pieces to 80 times their normal size and teamed up with Sydney-based photographer Derek Henderson, who snapped them in various settings on New Zealand’s West Coast.

The overblown industrial pieces were first up-scaled in CAD, then laser-cut from polystyrene and hand-painted.

“Jewellery is often overshadowed because it’s so small, so taking it and making it 80 times the size, you can’t ignore it,” says Stolen Girlfriends Club creative director Marc Moore.

stolengirlfriendsclub.com


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