i saw the 3-d alice in wonderland last night. the movie was very colorful and beautiful and visually stimulating. in addition to that, i love the hatter. LOVE him. it's not just because i love johnny depp (who, by the way has now redeemed himself, in my eyes, after his jack sparrow role) i couldn't get all of the imagery out of my head. i even dreamt about possible necklace designs to represent it.
when alice isn’t quite exhibiting the gumption that the hatter wishes she was, he tells her, “you were much muchier before. you’ve lost your muchness.” it was my favorite part of the movie. what a wonderful way to say that. it really struck me. so, i told my mother that i would lose my mind (if not my head) if i did not get out to my shop today. i made this:
it is made up of two layers of thick sterling sheet. i have bezel set four stones~ a citrine, a prehnite, a blue chalcedony, and an amethyst. i put a dotted spiral on the bottom and ruffled the edges of the silver. the bail is made of a bead wire. it has sort of a tattered and torn look, like the hatter himself.
on the back, it says “you mustn’t lose your muchness...” instead of my usual raindrop with a sparrow and my initials, i put a sweet little hat with a spiral heart.