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Home of the Confused Muse..
Where you will find the meadering thoughts of an actively artistic brain - as well as my latest creations, events, soapboxes, dramas, crisis, blessings, and life in general.
This is also the home of "ChrissyMarie Jewelry and Accessories", named for my daughter! Twenty-Five Percent of all sales from this line are donated to B.I.T.S. aka "Better in the Saddle", a local non-profit Equine Assisted Therapy Program ....because we KNOW horses help make miracles!
November 20, 2009
"New Moon" Movie Review and Jewelry
Last night I took my daughter to see "New Moon" the second movie, based on the book. It wasn't my favorite movie in the world but it certainly wasn't the worst. Comparing it to "Twilight", the acting was better and the screenplay was much better, but the sprinkling of comical moments throughout was, in my opinion, the best and most important improvement. I like to laugh and let's face it, life is funny sometimes. It's nice to see a sweet, exciting, teenage love triangle (bizarre as it may be) that isn't full of sex, foul language, and gore. This movie has it's fair share of tragedy, teenage angst, and beautiful actors (Helloooo Taylor Lautner!) but this time the writers managed to blend in a bit of much needed humor and fun.
I must admit I probably wouldn't have gone to a midnight movie release with anyone but my daughter. Truthfully, I'm not a fan of movie theaters in general. I'd rather wait for the DVD and watch the movie at home where I can be completely comfortable, but this "one time only" event was fun. It's a memory she and I will share forever and those are hard to come by.
I did a search this morning for "New Moon" jewelry and found pretty much what I expected..several simple but sweet and inexpensive "movie photo" pieces, a large amount of cheap, tacky looking jewelry tagged as handmade that really isn't (adding a store bought chain to a mass produced pendant is not what I'd call handmade or handcrafted), and several nice handmade pieces that are pretty but didn't really catch my eye. However, I did find a couple of really pretty pieces worth sharing here. I found both of them on ArtFire.com
The first is this pair of crystal earrings by a ArtFire artist "TwilighterVA". The earrings are aptly named "Bella's Shattered Birthday Earrings"
You can purchase them here:
The second is this beautifully handmade set including a necklace and earrings featuring Sterling Silver and Moonstones by Arfire artist "t.bella" called One of a Kind Moonstone, Sterling, and FW Pearls Set.
You can purchase this set here!
Both of these are great examples of elegant, handmade style that "reflect" the mood of the movie and still allow you to wear them anytime! My hat is off to these artists who truly know how to capture the moment and the memory with true handmade artistry!