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New at Red Robin jewelry

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I’m really pleased with how this set turned out. It’s based on the jewelry that Mina Harker (played by actress, Winona Ryder) wore in the 1992 film ‘Dracula’ by director, Francis Ford Coppola. Not having actually watched the film at the cinema, I was looking at a YouTube extract where Mina meets up with Dracula, played by Gary Oldman. He’s a fascinating Dracula, romantic and frightening by turns and Winona plays Mina as an unsuspecting and rather beautiful young girl who is equally fascinated but she has no conception of why she is. The jewelry was not particularly well shown and I was guessing at what the earrings looked like as Mina’s hair covered her ears. But she did wear a hairslide. This is as close as I could get… antique gold and rubies, and it’s instore now.

I was looking for a quote from Mina from the above film but as I was unable to find one, here’s something very funny from another film in which Mina also takes a part, ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ (2003)

Dorian Gray: Ah. The bedroom, Mina. Does it give you memories? Or ideas?
Mina Harker: Ideas.
[She stabs him in the groin]
Dorian Gray: [gasping] If that had been permanent, I’d have been very upset!

I’m presently working on an opal set which I need to keep quiet about as it’s part of our Jeweler’s challenge. But suffice to say that our challenge is to scrutinise a picture of a most beautiful and intricate opal, diamond and gold necklace, and take inspiration from it.  Stay tuned! I think Miss Ginny is working on her version of it, too.


Written by Moz Loordes

25/06/2011 at 6:08 pm

Posted in Jewelry

Rockabilly and babe

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Are you lonesome tonight,
Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a brighter sunny day
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

I met him at the candy store.
He turned around and smiled at me.
Ya get the picture? (Yes, we see)
That’s when I fell for the leader of the pack.

My folks were always puttin’ him down.
Down! Down!
They said he came from the wrong side of town.
They told me that he was bad,
but I knew that he was sad.
And thats why I fell for the leader of the pack.

Well, you can rock it you can roll it
You can stop and you can stroll it at the hop
When the record starts spinnin’
You *chalypso* when you chicken at the hop
Do the dance sensation that is sweepin’ the nation at the hop

Well, you can swing it you can groove it
You can really start to move it at the hop
Where the jockey is the smoothest
And the music is the coolest at the hop
All the cats and chicks can get their kicks at the hop
Let’s go!


Jewelry & pictures – Moz

Models – Annie Zorric and Mozart Loordes

Location – Slappy’s Diner on Viva La Glam

Songs – ‘Are you Lonesome Tonight’  – words & music by Roy Turk and Lou Handman and sung by Elvis… ‘Leader of the Pack’ – words & music by Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector/John Barry and sung by The Shangri-Las… ‘At the Hop’ – words & music by Arthur Singer, John Madara and David White and sung by Joan Armatrading

Written by Moz Loordes

01/06/2011 at 8:47 pm

Posted in Fashion, Jewelry