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Make It Monday

The last half-dozen for a less-than-inspiring group.

From the movie The Trouble with Harry

Mrs. Wiggs, art rep to cocky artist Sam, is the least-developed of the film’s characters, but she sells paintings and was the most interesting/relatable role to me.

From the movie The New World

For Pocahontas, I altered a pair of feather earrings I had by adding little leather anishinaabe eagle emblems to represent her tribe. The film’s story was hers alone, about who she was and how she dealt with issues of love and foreigners in her own young, raw way.

From the movie Singles

Janet–the pushover dating the band guy; been there. I was disappointed that she ended up with him, but one day he’ll piss her off/hurt her enough and she’ll snap and then she’ll be a bad-ass who’ll no longer put up with men’s shit. So hang in there, Janet–your time’s coming.

From the movie The Night of the Hunter

Little Pearl, with her cash-stash dolly. What kind of father would give something like that to his daughter and then endanger her life by mentioning hidden money to some psycho in prison? A pretty shitty one.

From the movie The Giant Spider Invasion

No amount of screaming or skin-baring could save poor Terry. If only we knew who she had been as a person.

From the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Jillian, the incompetent mom with hardly any interest in keeping her son. Had she had some break with reality before we meet her? Is she completely drugged out? We’ll never know. At least she makes up for it later with that pink bunny costume. May these earrings serve as reminders to her every day when she faces herself in the mirror.

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Six more, and six more to go. Rhode Island held everything up for two months as I waited for beetle wings to reach me from Thailand.

From the movie Moonrise Kingdom

Suzy comes across as stuck-up and closed-off, but it turns out she’s open to anything–including fish-hook ear-piercing–with the person who sees her for the Raven she truly is. No one understands her, but Sam does. Fun fact: a group of ravens is called an unkindness, or conspiracy.

From the movie The Patriot

Another initially quiet character is young Susan Martin, whose heart is broken by Daddy but whose loyalty ultimately lies with him. I used tiny war figurines in colonial colors for little Susan.

From the movie Dances with Wolves

Stands with a Fist has lived among the Lakota since her family was killed by Pawnee at a very young age. She is mourning the loss of her husband and ready to take her own life when Dunbar finds her and saves her. She repays the favor by bridging the gap between him and the Lakota using her long-forgotten knowledge of English, and is bonded to Dunbar by their exchange. I admired her character’s strength and resilience in the face of deep sadness. I added glass beads–including a red fist–in Lakota colors to a pair of feather earrings I already had.

From the movie Nashville

Jeff Goldblum’s Tricycle Man doesn’t say much, but he has some style.

From the movie Friday Night Lights

Mrs. Winchell was primarily ‘football mom’ to player Mike, and we don’t know much about her other than that. She was also one of the few credited female ‘characters’ from which to pick. Horribly one-dimensional movie.

From the movie SLC Punk!

Trish looks cool in lavender and lime, but she’ll probably kick your ass if you cross her. Locks and chains and razor blades to keep everyone at a safe distance.

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A lot of literal earrings for a batch of movies we really enjoyed.

From the movie The Man Who Fell to Earth

I didn’t care for Mary-Lou’s character–which is why these earrings are for Thomas Jerome. I did have to put her best line on the screens…the quintessential quote for all maddening, neurotic love.

From the movie Do the Right Thing

Ice cubes and a slice for Tina…what else? #specialdelivery

From the movie Bull Durham

Annie was stuck between two envious and entirely different bats.

From the movie Fargo

Good old Marge! Prowler needs a jump.

From the movie Bubble

I can’t say much about this pair without giving away the plot–but I love how they turned out (thanks, Jim!).

Cherry was a bit surface-y, so here are a few of her accessories.

From the movie Wendy and Lucy

Wendy, in her royal blue hoodie stealing cans of dog food and jumping train cars. Blue symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom, and trust; yellow means neither stop nor go but some kind of limbo here, and maybe optimism, too.

From the movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Rachel, rich with quirks and talents waiting to be discovered by anyone willing to go exploring.

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This is by far the weirdest batch of earrings I’ve ever made. Uninspiring characters led me in strange directions…but I did the best I could.

From the movie Mississippi Burning

So-called ‘trumpet pitcher’ flowers with a baby and a flame. McDormand’s character wasn’t well-developed (she didn’t even get a first name!), but when she held that baby, you knew she was one of the more human of the people portrayed in the film.

From the movie Winter’s Bone

Lawrence’s Ree was a survivor; I loved the rawness of her role and of this film. Some clear quartz chips represent her missing meth-cook of a father.

From the movie The Horse Whisperer

I was really grasping for it with this pair. Grace inspired me more than Annie, but not by much…so here’s a ranch cowboy with her horse, Pilgrim.

From the movie Children of the Corn

Representing one of my least favorite films in the Movie Night Monday project, these earrings were the most fun to make out of this set. I re-taught myself the brick-stitch beading method and had fun watching these materialize. Green leather husks. Poor Sarah.

From the movie Desert Hearts

Newly-divorced English Lit prof meets casino worker and the rest is herstory. Little desert blooms smashed together.

From the movie In Your Eyes

Blue-eyed doctor’s wife from New Hampshire sees brown-eyed ex-con’s life in New Mexico and vice versa. Horrible movie! I like how these little weirdos turned out, though.

From the movie Clerks

Oh, Veronica! With your lasagna and your college classes and your big old Elaine-bow and your hang-ups. Dante doesn’t deserve you.