Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Whimsy Wednesday! Moonlight and Socrates!

Thanks for joining me on this Whimsy Wednesday! I've two new creations to show you and a little walk down Memory Lane! The walk down Memory Lane is part of the inspiration that named one of the new creations. So let's get to it!

Title: Moonlight Weaves Through
Ingredients: Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, metal, surgical steel earwires (hypo-allergenic).

The design of these literally fell together as I gaze on the cat and moon beads that landed side by side when they were put into the same flat file drawer after the finish of various other creations. The Purple Velvet and White Opal Swarovski crystals reflect abyssal, vibrant hues that coordinate and deepen the air of half-glimpsed mysteries.

And now, for that jaunt we spoke of earlier!
Title: In the Immortal Words of Socrates
Ingredients: Czech Glass, Swarovski crystals, metal, surgical steel earwires (hypo-allergenic).

As these earrings grew into completion, they reminded me very much of a Gothy-Neo-Victorian (perhaps almost Steampunk?) poison bottle. I don't care to dwell too much on "dark beauty", as it were... and there are quite enough homages paid to vampires and the like 'round the 'Net and popular media right now, so I focused on bringing some whimsy to these gorgeous gothic belles. And a scene from the movie Real Genius sprang to mind...
A little background: One of the main characters in the movie has been faced with a major challenge in his life and is out on a roof-top contemplating dark thoughts. Another of the major characters finds and joins him, offering commiseration and companionship. The last part of the clip is the most relevant to this creation's title as it is an ironic, sarcastic nod to the great Greek philosopher Socrates and the legend that tells of him drinking hemlock to end his life after being imprisoned for speaking out against his government.
It seems almost everything can be found on YouTube and I did, indeed, find a clip from the movie that contained the exact scene I was looking for!

So, there you have it!!
I'll leave you to wander your own way home from Memory Lane and see you on Friday!

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