Thursday, 27 March 2014

Computer crash

Sorry for the absence, however, my computer crashed shortly after my last post and I've been trying to figure it out ever since. Using an iPad mini to blog with or just type large quantities isn't that easy. So once I get it up and running I'll be sure to post some updates. In the mean time, I've been spending ALOT of time on Pinterest.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Updating the Blog

For some reason I decided that I needed to change up my blog. Of course this takes me a long time, I have to research things and look through everything to find what I want. It also needs to be free and fit my personality.

I rarely change things around, because I don't wont to spend the time and I'm not that tech savvy. In fact, in the six years or so that I've been doing this, I think I've only changed it a total of now four times, the last being the longest.

I LOVE Shabby Blogs. I haven't found anything else that I like as much for blog backgrounds. I also researched for new free side bars and came across A Typical English Home. It is an AWESOME site! I've spent hours on her blog reading and doing a lot of the tutorials. I followed her tutorial for adding sidebars via html codes, adding social media buttons, and adding a post gallery. I also used her free graphics for the sidebars and social media buttons.

I hope that it's been worth it. I like it and that's all that really matters. I also took an image from shabby blogs and fiddled around with the header a bit. Turned out pretty good in my opinion.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Twilight Saga Memorabilia and Replicas Part Three-The Cullen's

Carlisle wears a Cullen Crest ring on his left hand throughout the series. It was super easy to find pictures of him wearing the ring. We found Carlisle's ring on Ebay. The ring itself is massive and heavy. I wonder if the NECA replica is bigger than the one he wears.
Emmett wears the same Cullen Crest leather cuff on his right hand throughout the series as Edward and Jasper. Which you can get at all of the below mentioned sites on Rosalie's.
The only other thing I notice that he wears, is what looks like a cord or thread bracelet on his left wrist in Twilight and Eclipse. It leads me to believe he wore it throughout the films and could be something that belongs to him as you can see him wearing it in a promotional/magazine photo with Niki Reed.
Jasper wears the same Cullen Crest leather cuff bracelet on his right hand throughout the series as Edward and Emmett. Although, it was very hard to find pictures of him wearing it. As he wears dress shirts and long sleeves basically throughout the entire series and hides his hands a lot. 
I noticed he wears a metal chain that I assume attaches to his wallet in Breaking Dawn.
I think that Jackson Rathbone wore his own necklace for Breaking Dawn, check it out here Nicolina Royale. It’s $55-$65 depending on the size of the horse shoe pendant, but super cute and totally something a rock star would wear. This isn’t one of my purchases at this time, but I do really like it and I will think about it for the future.
Rosalie wears a large Cullen crest pendant necklace in Twilight, which changes apparently in New Moon.  I think the finish is more glossy and the Twilight one is more Matte. Then in Breaking Dawn, it changes completely and gets smaller. The Breaking Dawn necklace we found on Amazon for $10.50, but you can also find it at Entertainment Earth., Aliexpress, and or Pretty Impress. You have to be careful on Aliexpress; they sell by BULK and single items. You have to search through the listings to find ones with one lot or one piece. It also ships from China. It's an awesome site, we bought a lot of our replicas there and they sell the official NECA replicas, as well as knockoffs I think.
She also wears a lot of other jewelry throughout the films; rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.
I did notice that in Eclipse, she wears a Cullen Crest bracelet like Esme's I can only assume that it is the same one and no Cullen necklace. In the collage, the top right photo is a different necklace. I assume it's because of the fighting in that film. 
Alice wears a choker-like ribbon Cullen Crest necklace in Twilight, Newmoon, and Eclipse. In Breaking Dawn, she wears a long three chain necklace with the Cullen Crest. Shop around for them now, as it has been a few years they may be pretty expensive. We looked at Amazon (Canada and USA), Ebay, Ali express, and Entertainment Earth for her Breaking Dawn necklace for the best price. We got it at Entertainment earth for $11.95.
In Eclipse, she also wears a long heart shaped locket, although, I haven't found a replica of it. It sort of looks like the heart shaped Team Edward and Team Jacob necklace. What do you think?
She is also seen wearing a turquoise cabachon bracelet and ring in Twilight. According to Twilight wiki, she is seen wearing it in New Moon and Eclipse, however, I haven't found any pictures of it (so if you do PLEASE let me know). I did find a replica for new moon with the Cullen Crest on it as well, but couldn't find any photos. I found a site that makes a replica of the dangling bead bracelet you see below at Art Fire, but it's sold (not sure if you could convince the person to make any more, but it's worth a try if you really want one) and another for the cabachon bracelet and ring at Bella Bejeweled.
She also, like Rosalie, wears a lot of different jewelry, not made into official replicas and I can't find the originals. Mostly earrings and bracelets/bangles, but there is a mystery necklace she wears in New Moon I really like. It sort of looks like bottle caps.
Esme wears a Cullen Crest silver bracelet throughout the series on her left wrist. Apparently, it was originally supposed to be green and gold. Pictures were also hard to find of her wearing her bracelet. She usually has her arm around Carlisle, her arm is hidden, or she just isn't wearing it. We purchased ours from Pretty Impress for $8.00.
The necklace worn by Elizabeath Reaser (Esme Cullen) in the photo shoot for Breaking Dawn was a little more difficult to find. I again think it might be something she owns, wore, and it got on the film.
The necklace is by Max and Chloe, called the Om Charm Necklace. Unfortunately, it sold out and is no longer being made. Interestingly enough, it sold for $189 US, was silver plated with 24 K gold and included an Amethyst.  This was about 2 years ago. I did some research to find out if I could make a replica of it on my own.
 
I came across a site on etsy called, Peace and Charm Jewelry. I found an initial pendant necklace in matte gold with a Swarovski crystal birthstone and a separate Ohm symbol necklace. I wrote and asked if they could be combined and what the cost would be for a custom order. To my surprise, it was $42.00 for her (Malaika) to make them. I was so excited; I’ve always wanted an initial necklace. My sister and I decided to each get two, one with our initials and birthstones and one for “Esmee”. We have a picture with Elizabeth Reaser and wanted something more than just the bracelet in her shadow box.
They turned out really good and came in SUPER cute packaging as you can see from the above picture. I love them even though I'm not a huge fan of gold; they are so cute and dainty. Wow, Malaika did such an awesome job, I told her I’d write about them and link her on my blog. If you would like her to make one for you, be sure to mention that you saw it on my blog (or my name Meagan) and she should know what custom order you’re referring too!

Esme also wears a lot of other jewelry in the films. Mostly earrings, necklaces, and a few bracelets.
It was really fun researching pictures to go with the shadow boxes and nerding out for a bit. If by some chance someone actually reads this and has something to add or say, PLEASE don't hesitate to email me at zempym@gmail.com or comment. I don't know when I'll get around to making the shadow boxes or if I'll still be blogging by the time I do, but if I am I'll be sure to post about it.