Thursday, February 21, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge :: pjBeads

I am continuing to plot right along with my earring designs for the AJE earring challenge. The latest using another gorgeous lampwork bead from Patricia Dugmore of pjBeads.

So recently my daughters and I have seen 2 different remakes of Snow White. The first one (called Mirror, Mirror) was fantastic. Lots of humor woven into the script with Nathan Lane playing the role of nurse maid to the queen. The dwarfs were hilarious  No spoilers here as you should see this one. The best part was the Ballywood finale. We were singing that for days.

Ok, so the second movie was Snow White and the Huntsman. The script actually had some good story line adaptations, but the movie itself was dark. And in my opinion, some pretty bad acting. 

I'm sure at this point you're all wondering what movie reviews have to do with earrings. Well, I'm glad you asked. Or at least kept reading. In the second movie there is a whole storyline behind 3 drops of blood: the original queen sees a red rose bloom in defiance of a cold winter. She reaches out to touch the rose and pricks her finger. Three drops of blood fall on the snow. The effect is so beautiful that she wishes for a child with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood and strength of a rose in winter.  

I confess I don't remember 3 drops of blood being in the original Snow White story, but it made me think of these earrings! At the end of the movie: with the step-queen looking to take Snow White's heart says "by fairest blood it is done," and she can live forever. But of course Snow White replies "and by fairest blood is it undone," or the spell broken and the queen's power drained.  An interesting twist. Like I said, the script had some good points; if you can get through the acting.

22 comments:

Regina said...

The earrings are beautiful, look good enough to eat and then I read your post... nice post!

13 said...

It's a shame the visuals in snow White and the Huntsmaa are great, I love the dark, gothic look, but the acting ain't great. Love that rich read in the earrings, great work.

Duni said...

Those earrings are stunning!
I felt a bit let down by Snow White and the Huntsman, particularly towards the end.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a great adaptation! I did not see Mirror, Mirror but did see Snow White and the Huntsman. I agree 100% about the acting! I love a dark fairytale so that aspect was cool. Jim and I love watching Once Upon a Time which is fun seeing the fairytale characters in a unique way!

BackstoryBeads said...

I saw both movies, too, each with a different daughter, and your post brings back good memories! Love that you included green in the earrings...hmmm...would that be green for jealousy or green for promise...you leave us puzzling that one out for ourselves!

Marina said...

I love them! Your work is really great!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love how you get your ideas from things! Very interesting! I saw Snow White and the Huntsman and I agree with everything you said! Your earrings turned out gorgeous!

charmeuse said...

beautiful, I like it ;)

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Memories for Life said...

Even if the acting wasn't great, the movie was great inspiration for these earrings! I love the red drops!

Caron Michelle said...

What a fabulous design! I saw both versions of the movie released over the past year or so and loved them. Snow White is such a dark story and the interpretations were so different for each one made them enjoyable.

BeadedTail said...

I saw both those movies and was wondering where you were going with this story because I forgot about the drops of blood but now I understand! Very pretty earrings!

mail4rosey said...

These are pretty, I like the bright colors.

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Gloria said...

I like your earrings ♥ Wouldn't go see SW&tHuntsman, the commercials were a turn off, your review sealed it for me.

Splendid Little Stars said...

interesting!
I read lots of fairy tales when I was young and these story lines sound familiar. Perhaps the writers wove several stories into one.
lovely earrings!

Mama Zen said...

I like those earrings! Really pretty!

Christine Altmiller said...

haven't seen either movie, but these earrings are wonderful! love the movement and the story of the inspiration :-)

Tania Covo said...

Great earrings, I love your sources of inspiration! We saw Mirror Mirror on the flight back to the UK from Tel Aviv - we liked it! x

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely!!!
Have a wonderful weekend! and my g+...

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Alicia said...

Oh, yes, the drops of blood are in the original Grimm brothers' story, I remember it very well (not sure if 3 or less).

The earrings are beautiful!

Katherines Corner said...

thank you for sharing your wonderful post at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Kathy Lindemer said...

Your earrings are striking. I saw both movies. I was surprised that they would both me out around the same time and so good!

SueBeads said...

Great earrings to go with your post! Love your banner too!

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