Les Voyageurs de Temps (The Time Travelers)

Les Voyageurs de Temps (The Time Travelers) series utilizes the 21st century, heirloom-worthy quality of LEGO® (used and repurposed) in place of precious gemstones and metals. A timeless toy, globally treasured by many adults and kids alike, the vintage pieces gain considerable value with age and yet work in perfect unison with newly manufactured generation of LEGO®. Anyone who has ever owned or played with LEGO® has their own nostalgic bank of memories to pull from and feel compelled to share with others.

La Reine de Pèlerin, (The Pilgrim Queen), is a nod to Cartier’s La Peregrina, with its detachable pearl pendant and stately presence. La Cérémonie de la Mémoire (The Ceremony of Memory) is another multi-pendant, convertible necklace, and whispers of the Maharajah’s Ceremonial necklace. Its design a deliberate, pixelated replication of Cartier’s 21st century version, mirroring our digital lifestyle, often experiencing life not in the flesh, but via a pixel-rich lens. The mid-section has been omitted, the entire picture “fuzzy”, just like our memories often serve us. 

 

La Reine de Pèlerin
Convertible neckpiece,  © 2013 emiko oye
Repurposed & recycled LEGO®, Argentium silver, coated copper wire, coated steel cable.
18 ½”L x 8 ½”W x 2 1/8”D

Inspired by Cartier's La Peregrina necklace for Elizabeth Taylor, 1972.

Model images:
Photo © Marc Olivier Le Blanc 2016
Styling by Joui Turandot
Hair and makeup by Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll
 

La Cérémonie de la Mémoire
Convertible neckpiece,  © 2013 emiko oye
Recycled and repurposed LEGO®, Argentium and sterling silver, fine silver tag.
21 ¼”L x 9 1/8”W x 2 1/8”D

Inspired by Cartier's Ceremonial necklace commissioned by Maharajah Sir Bhupindra Singh of Patiala,1928.

 

La Ceremonie Bib
Bib neckpiece, © 2013 emiko oye
Repurposed and recycled LEGO®, Argentium silver, coated steel cable
11 7/8"L x 9 1/4"W x 5/16 -5/8"D.