Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blog Hop: Wizard of Oz

One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was the Wizard of Oz. I would beg my parents to let me stay up and watch the whole thing. Oh, the days before we had VCRs, DVRs or VOD. I loved Munchkinland and those lollypop guys, Glenda the good witch and the guy that popped his head out the door when they arrived at the Emerald City. And I would scream every time those flying monkeys showed up, or when the wicked witch would shake those bony fingers at Dorothy. I had nightmares for weeks about witches outside my window. But there was a large tree beside the house whose branches would scratch at the window during a storm. Great sound effects for nightmares.


A few weeks ago Linda at Old Baggs 'n Stuffed Shirts asked people to join in a blog hop and tell people what we love about the Wizard of Oz. I had to think about that for awhile since it would be hard to narrow it down to just one thing to use as inspiration. But I realized that my absolute favorite part of the movie was when Glenda told Dorothy "you've always had the power to go home, just tap your heels together three times..." Those ruby slippers were amazing and I wanted a pair. The whole movie is dripping with morals, but the one that hit me between the eyes is that life is all about what lens you choose to look through. Kinda deep for me... when I was eight.


So for my project I decided to make something that was ruby red and sparkly. I found some faceted garnets that I paired with small hematite rounds. I finished the piece with a gorgeous marcasite clasp. I love working with marcasite... it just says deco-vintage style to me (the movie was made c. 1939). What girl wouldn't want to wear this bracelet with a pair of those ruby slippers?


My youngest agreed to model my sparkly bracelet for you all. She even put on her special party dress that flares up when she twirls. And who doesn't love a good twirl in a dress?! She also decided to show off our rose of sharon which is going bananas in this heat. She noticed that the inside color matched the bracelet perfectly. I'm guessing that this bracelet makes its way onto her dresser in the near future.


Check out all the other bloggers talking about the Wizard of Oz today. You can find them here on Linda's blog:

32 comments:

Duni said...

I was a little older when I first watched the Wizard of Oz, but I remember coveting those ruby-red shoes! And I tapped my heels together like Dorothy, haha.
Your new creation is stunning!! And it has a beautiful clasp! Very pretty flowers too :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful tribute to the Wizard of Oz! That flower is a stunner.

The Wizard of Oz is quite a deep film with so many messages! I love that it is something that all ages enjoy and it never loses its fun when watching it.

New End Studio said...

Wonderful post! Nightmares and morals, oh my! Love it ♥ Your bracelet is so gorgeous, the deco clasp is pretty and looks luscious and sparkly. The flower is huge!

Ascension said...

Es un precioso brazalete, me encanta.
Me ha encantado visitaros a todas las participantes.
besitos ascension

Epic said...

I love your bracelet tribute to the Wizard of Oz! Fabulous! I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!
Cheers,
Char
http://1epicmom.com

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a lovely take on the ruby slippers. This is a wonderful accessory to the shoes. lol. Seriously this is beautiful and I am so pleased that you joined in the celebration. You have made it that much more sparkly and special. Oma Linda

Mary Hicks said...

Lovely sparkly pretty! Now just rub the bracelet and repeat after me, "there's no place like home. There's no place like home." Slippers optional!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

I have to admit I'm not very mad about the Wizard of Oz, but that bracelet is just beautiful -- I love its art deco glamour.

Gina said...

That is a fabulous bracelet!!! And who wouldn't want a pair of sparkly ruby red shoes :D...I had a pair of red stilletoes in the 80's, but they didn't sparkle :D XXX

maddyrose said...

What a lovely way to take part in celebrating Oz. The bracelet is beautiful. I was also eight years old when I first learned of Oz but with me it was reading the book. Since then I've continued to enjoy all things Oz.

Linda said...

Great way to celebrate OZ. I remember being 5 watching it all on tv...a little scary at first but it remains one of my favorites and watch it often.
I love the bracelets.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Yay! a bracelet to go with the slippers? Wonderful.

I grew up without electricity and not reading many fairytales, so I read The Wizard of Oz (all the books) in the summer of my 17th year. I watched the movie several times after I was done with the reading, I'm still enchanted ;-)

Georgie Horn said...

stopping by from Katherines blog hop. We looked forward to the Wizard of Oz EVERY year. It was one of those nights we could stay up. Didn't that witch flying by the window scare the poop out of you?

IrelandBrady said...

Wonderful memories you have shared of your first time exposure to the Land of Oz.

Your ruby red bracelet? OZ-SOME!

Lucy said...

Dropping by from Katherine's Corner and Wow! Such a great bracelet inspired by one of my favorite films. That clasp is perfect :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post for the Oz Party! I always wanted a pair of those ruby slippers too! Gorgeous bracelet! Take Care ;o)

CREATIVE MIND said...

You have a beautiful...colorful blog..
following with Love...

Marcela Gmd said...

Great post!!! beautiful bracelet!!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a lovely Oz post! And that bracelet is truly gorgeous. :) Happy Celebrate Oz (one day late!).

Mama Zen said...

That is so pretty!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I had a love hate relationship with the Wizard of Oz. Loved the ruby slippers, hated the flying monkeys! Love your bracelet!
Susie

BeadedTail said...

What a beautiful bracelet! I'm from Kansas so remember the Wizard of Oz from way back too!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Your bracelet is beautiful! Great take on this challenge :)

April said...

HAHAHHAHAHHA! I didn't want Dorothy to go home..I always wanted her to stay in Oz! But what a Lovely, Beautiful bracelet and it looks stunning worn by your daughter! We have a Rose of Sharon too but your certainly Tops ours!!! Ozzie greetings!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely post. Beautiful bracelet. The Wizard of Oz was my Fathers favorite movie. Thank you for sharing at the TFT ( Thursday Favorite Things ) hop xo

Plami said...

aaaahhh i love the Wizard of Oz as well! And that bracelet is so beautiful! Have a great week dear!

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love the Wizard of Oz! Your bracelets is fabulous!I love it !

Marcela Gmd said...

Hi lovely, I have three awards for you in my blog!!!
Hope you like!!!
Have a nice day!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Plami said...

hey dear! Just wanted to wish you a great week! I am glad that you liked my Monday quote yesterday!

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

winetastegirl.com said...

Gorgeous bracelet! You are seriously soooo talented. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Hot for Hobos post. If you have time, I'd love for you to check out my How to Plan a Porch Party post today:)
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Evelyn said...

What a gorgeous special bracelet. I wonder if you tapped it together you could go home:) Lol Yes the perfect blend and thank you for sharing great memories that we all have of the Wizard of Oz:) at Freedom Fridays.
Have a perfectly great day!

Plumrose Lane said...

What a gorgeous bracelet you created and such a wonderful combination. I love working with faceted Garnet, it's red is so deep and yet still reflects the light so beautifully.
♥Sharon

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