Magnificent Monday: Barbara Hershey

Magnificent Monday

This amazing actress caught my eye in many different movies & shows from horror to drama. The Right Stuff & The Entity were, perhaps, my earliest experiences of her work. Barbara actually began acting when she was 17, in 1965 & since that time she has accumulated numerous awards & nominations for her work. Her career did take a bit of a nosedive during the 6 year period that she was dating David Carradine, during which time she changed her name (briefly) & had a child. It’s also interesting to note that she was heavily criticized for the highly stigmatized act of breastfeeding her son on The Dick Cavett Show, because feeding babies is so unnatural it should only ever be done in the privacy of one’s own home (I haven’t actually seen any footage, so I don’t really know if she was trying to be ‘in your face’ with it, or if it was simply that her baby cried for food & she took care of motherly business). I was a little surprised after several hours of research to find that she has no noted charitable activities, which doesn’t mean that there is nothing she contributes to, as it could easily indicate that she does what she can quietly rather than highly publicly as some do.

Barbara Hershey(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her jewelry selection is frequently very conservative, though she always seems to be wearing some lovely earrings. Most of today’s inspired wishlist are delicate ear adornments, but there are a few simple necklaces that are very similar to the one or two I have seen her wear. These selections were found on Amazon, which has a spectacular collection of pieces suitable for a wide array of occasions. 😉

Hershey Inspired1) Leslie Danzis Gold-Tone Delicate Shoulder Duster Earrings ($10)
2) 18k Yellow Gold and Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Diamond-Accent Floral Dangle Earrings ($17.76)
3) Signature 1928 “Collection” Silver-Tone Crystal Vine Drop Earrings ($20)
4) Chokushop Delicate Zirconia style earrings18K Gold plated Retail fashion Jewelry White Crystal Drop Earrings ($21.60)
5) SBLING Platinum-Plated Silver Cubic Zirconia Tear Drop Earrings ($21.99)
6) GDSTAR earring Delicate hollow-out ShanZuan crystal camellia ($21.99)
7) Rose Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Rose Quartz Quatrefoil Pendant Necklace ($20.20)
8) Happiness Boutique Women Minimalist Rose Gold Pendant Necklace | Delicate Chain with Heart Pendant ($20.90)
9) Circle Necklace Rose Gold | Minimalist Necklace Round Charm Delicate Jewelry ($21.90)

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Fantastical Friday: Nerdy DIY Thoughts

Fantastical Friday

In the course of fleshing out a character for a LARP expedition or prepping a cosplay idea for a convention it’s incredibly obvious that you or someone you are paying is going to have to produce the items you require. While I will not be doing a DIY today I am exploring some thoughts for LARP characters, as I roleplay far more frequently than I cosplay. I was wandering about on Panda Hall‘s site because I enjoy their wide variety of items more specifically meant for creating jewelry & other fantastical pieces. 😉 The second item in this listing will require a bit more effort should you choose to make jewelry or item embellishments (like for a bag, belt, etc) from them as they do not come with pre-drilled holes & are not readily in a setting (depending on your needs), but they still look like fun tokens for various enchantments or character history reminders. I’m especially fond of #3 as potions are so very handy for game play & they are nice & small to render them near at hand for use (like on a necklace, bracelet, hooked to a belt, etc). This particular site is also nice for their wholesale sets, so if your friends like what you did you can make them something similar too, or sell your concocted items to other enthusiasts. 😉

DIY Ideas1) Natural Crystal Pointed Pendants, with Platinum Tone Brass Wire ($1.96/2pc)
2) Arrow Head Dyed Natural Agate Cabochons, Mixed Color ($6.15/5pc)
3) Mini Cute Small Cork Stopper Glass Jar Glass Bottles, Decorative Storage Pendants ($10.19/200pc)
4) Stainless Steel Wing Pendants ($10.76/50pc)
5) Tibetan Style Alloy Pendants, Lead Free, Unicorn, Antique Silver ($15.37/about 650pc)
6) Dragon Alloy Acrylic Big Pendants, Antique Golden ($16.14/50pc)
7) Tibetan Style Pendant, Lead Free & Cadmium Free & Nickel Free, Oak Leaf, Antique Silver ($16.14/1,500pc)
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Magnificent Monday: Mia Farrow

Magnificent Monday

This lovely actress began her career in the 60s & while Mia has not been as prolific as many of the women I have honored on Monday, she has made a noticeable impact with the roles she has chosen to grace the screen with, as her numerous awards speak volumes. I believe that I first noticed her as a voice actress when she voiced Amalthea in The Last Unicorn which came out in my early childhood. Being a major horror movie buff, Farrow really hit my radar in Rosemary’s Baby & yes, I am aware that it came out before the movie I mentioned prior, but no one shows a toddler such films so it’s natural that I saw The Last Unicorn first, lol. Like so many stars she is a champion of many causes, especially those that help children & the suffering. A powerfully maternal figure she has been mother to 14, though only 11 are still with us today it does paint a picture of a woman who is very committed to bettering the lives of the young.

Mia Farrow(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her jewelry selection is often spartan, but when she chooses to so accessorize it tends to be simple & elegant. I found a few beautiful pieces that, for the most part, fit that general description at TB Dress. As always when I present a list from this particular site, I always show full price, though I assure you, there is always a sale & this will not be the price that you pay, best to be pleasantly surprised. 😉

Farrow Inspired1) Manual Metal Multilayer Pearl Necklace ($15)
2) Three Layers Artificial Pearls Long Necklace ($16)
3) Stereoscopic Rectangle Pendant Long Alloy Necklace ($13)
4) Fashion Pledge Love Rhinestone Pendant Women’s Earrings ($19)
5) Multilayer Leather Rope Ethnic Style Beaded Bracelet ($14)
6) Full Rhinestone Spherical Shiny Earrings ($16)
7) Asymmetric Metal Circle and Ball Design Earrings ($12)
8) Double Pearls Design Diamante Earrings ($11)
9) Silver Rose Pendant Earrings ($15)

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Fantastical Friday: Dreamy

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With the weather being on the road to summer conditions, it seemed like a great time to consider outfits of the more light & airy nature. When it gets hot here it gets unbearably humid. Looking for something fashionable along those lines I put together a cute outfit from selections at Target, I hope you enjoy it. ❤

Dreamy1) Women’s Cold-Shoulder Embroidered Longsleeve Shirt – Xhilaration™ ($13.98)
2) Women’s Leggings White – Xhilaration™ ($10)
3) Women’s dv Kim Huarache Sandals ($16.48)
4) Triple Wire Gypsy Hoop Earring ($7.99)
5) Women’s Fashion Choker with Dreamcatcher ($12.99)
6) Women’s Six Interlocking Bangles Bracelet ($9.99)
7) Women’s Fashion Ring with Woven Rows ($7.99)
8) Women’s Wavy Rows Ring ($7.99)

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Magnificent Monday: Angela Bassett

Magnificent Monday

Not only stunningly beautiful, but amazingly talented Bassett has been recognized with numerous nominations & awards throughout her career, She’s known for portraying strong characters & biographical roles for real African American women. She was the first member of her family to attend college & graduate school, gaining degrees in African America studies & fine arts, both from Yale. Much like many of the stars I have honored for their magnificence, she is a staunch supporter of many charities such as The Boys & Girls Club of America, Habitat for Humanity, is very active as an ambassador for UNICEF in the United States & supports a variety of programs for the arts, especially for youth.

Angela Bassett(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style certainly stands out from the crowd, which is often sophisticated & can be quite dramatic. She does appear to enjoy accessorizing with earrings, bangles & rings, so I have focused on these three in the little wishlist for today. All of today’s selections were found at Tidebuy & as per usual, I have listed full price for them, as their sales change frequently & I cannot be sure what the price you might find following my links, though I assure you, this site never sells it’s items for their full list price. 😉

Bassett Inspired1) Personality Alloy Hollow-Out Carved Ring ($20)
2) Golden Hollow-Out Leaves Alloy Ring ($12)
3) European Style Wide Alloy Bangle ($15)
4) Euroamerica Alloy Open Charm Bracelet ($15)
5) Solid Color with Crystal Bracelet ($18)
6) Golden Plated Opening Wide Bracelet ($21)
7) Bohemian Water Drop Tassels Pendant Earrings ($8)
8) Rhinestone Inlaid Alloy Plated Long Pendant Earrings ($10)
9) Long Personality Alloy Circle Design Pendant Earrings ($8)

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Fantastical Friday: OMG Zombies!!!

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Still suffering from TWD withdrawal & anxiously awaiting the start of season 8. At least the spin-off Fear The Walking Dead will (hopefully) turn up in a few months, though the exact date has yet to be announced. Luckily there are always movies, both silly & serious, that can help fill the zombie-less void. In the meantime there’s also varied zombie related paraphernalia to entertain even the most avid people munching monster lover & with that being the case I have compiled a little wishlist from Amazon for you perusing pleasure. 😉 I’ve also included a link to a ridiculous short movie, titled OMG!! Zombies, (I might have shared this before, can’t remember & I’m not going to dig through my posts to be sure, LOL) that I made in SmallWorlds several years back. Keep in mind that there is no verbal chat in SW, so reading chat bubbles is the norm & I didn’t change the style, so it’s technically a silent film (beware headphones/earbud users, some of the sound effects have moments of loud). You can clearly see the heavy influence from Night of the Living Dead, lol.

OMG Zombies1) Zombie Temporary Tattoos ($3.89)
2) Super Heroes Hair Bows ($7.95)
3) X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets | Set Of 2| Flint Fire Starter, Whistle, Compass & Scraper/Knife ($8.99)
4) Bio Hazard Necklace Zombie Apocalypse ($9.55)
5) Don’t Open Dead Inside Walking Dead Earrings ($9.95)
6) Zombie Outbreak Response Team White Distressed ($9.99)
7) United States Zombie Hunting License Permit ($9.99)
8) Zombie Parts Mirror Danglers Chains Race Accessory Dead Walking($17.95)
9) Design Toscano Zombie Skull Cauldron Box ($20.60)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Already Considering

Watermelon Wednesday

I’m one of those people who like to plan ahead, though sometimes I have very poor follow through. At this time I’m considering doing some DIY holiday gifts this year. You might be thinking that it’s too early to be considering such things, but I have very little time to attend to such projects & I am not one of those people that can crochet an entire sweater in a couple of hours (I can make a teddy bear in about 8 though). So if I’m going to make something for everyone I need to start working on it now, to maximize the amount of time to work on them. The lovely yarn from Fabric.com that I chose to feature today I thought might make a great afghan or scarf for my nephew. Do you like to plan ahead & are you any good at seeing those plans through?

WW30Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn (28342) Teal Twists ($2.98/skein)

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Fantastical Friday: Spring LARP

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I love a good game & spring can be a wonderful time to get back into the outdoor games we love so much. It can be nice enough out to get away with lighter materials, though I will still keep my traveling cloak handy, because you never know what the weather really has in mind. The rebirth of the world around us makes a perfect setting if you happen to play a druidic type character, though in my case I tend to stick with the shady types, lol. I often find it difficult to locate just the right pieces for my characters at an acceptable price, but if you’re willing to persevere, or DIY, you will eventually have what you need. Armor is particularly difficult, should you be playing a fighter type, but some cardboard, duct tape & metalic paint can give you something that looks good on the cheap. Never give up your quest. 😉 Naturally, today’s concept is roguish & all of the items were found on Amazon, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 😀

Roguish
Hanmorla Womens Sexy Long Sleeve Off Shoulder Lace Up Tie Front Tops T-shirt Blouse ($12.91)
Plus Size Faux Leather Leggings Lightweight High Waisted for Women ($14.99)
DREAM PAIRS Womens Winter Faux Fur Lined Collar Rubber Outsole Snow Ankle Boots Booties ($21.99)
Armor Venue Faux Leather Arm Guards – Medieval Bracers ($11.72)
Women’s Vintage Elastic Cinch Belt Stretch Waist Band ($9.99)
Women’s Batwing Poncho Warm Hooded Coat ($35.99)
DELEY Gemstone Crystal Healing Point Hexagonal Reiki Chakra Pendant Necklace ($4.99)
Dan’s Jewelers Classic Punk Gothic Full Finger Ring Armor ($19.93)

Also found a few weapons suitable for the class. 😉 Thought it would be best if they were separate from the outfit.

Roguish WeaponsSGS® Wooden Bow Set with 30 Arrows ($22.22)
Tensho Knife – LARP Throwing Weapon ($17.99)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Macabre Like That

Watermelon Wednesday
So we all know (maybe not if you’re a first time reader) that I have an affinity for Halloween & all its symbolism. Which leads to how I stumbled across these Tibetan style beads while I was browsing the wares at Panda Hall. These lovelies appear to be smiling (a bit lewdly, lol) which I think adds something to their charm. I’m going to have to order a lot or two, though I haven’t yet decided how I’m going to use them, yet. They could easily be used to embellish one of my bags, or maybe to help set off a pendant…. I’m sure I will put them to great use after they arrive, but I will continue pondering their possibilities at any rate, lol. How would you use them?

WW29Tibetan Style Beads, Halloween, Lead Free & Nickel Free, Skull, Antique Golden ($0.76/110 piece pack)
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Magnificent Monday: Cate Blanchett

Magnificent Monday

This Australian marvel has won numerous awards for both theater & big screen performances. Blanchett speaks to both my inner fashionista & my inner nerd (not that I keep either of those hidden, lol). I could never forget her legendary portrayal of the iconic Galadriel, which was beyond spectacular (as if you couldn’t tell by my prior use of the word legendary). I’m also looking forward to the November release of Thor: Ragnarok, where she has been cast as Hela. So, yeah, having a couple of nerdgasms here, LOL. I also appreciate that she’s done some voice work for Family Guy, not everyone would be willing to have their names associated with such scathing social satire.

Cate Blanchett(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style is elegant & often conservative, compared to many starlets who appear to feel they are in a contest to see who can wear the least at public events (not trying to down this empowerment, just making a note that Blanchett has made vastly different choices for her public image). She tends to favor lovely dangle earrings & bold necklaces, so I have taken that into account while putting together today’s wishlist. Today’s choice selections were found at OASAP, from their ever evolving selection of goodies.

Blanchett Inspired1) Vintage Silver Tone Water Drop Pendant Necklace ($6.99)
2) Bold Layer Necklace ($6.99)
3) Antique Cone Pattern Drop Earrings ($7.59)
4) Demure Floral Dangle Necklace ($9.99)
5) Stylish Pearl Crystal Rhinestone Necklace ($11.99)
6) FashionSterling Silver Zircon Decoration Pearl Earrings ($14.99)
7) Retro Multi-layer Stainless Steel Chain Necklace ($14.99)
8) Vintage Luxe Faux Pearl Chain Necklace ($16.99)
9) 925 Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl Dangle Earrings ($19.99)
Long or short, bag or shoe, however you choose to wear the new lace this spring—make it your own.

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