Take one cartoon character.
Wilma Flintstone, courtesy of Hanna-Barbera
Add white agate, gold and a dash of diamonds. Get one necklace.
(Photo by John Muggenborg)
Except it didn’t happen that way.
In reality, I created a 19 millimeter gold ball to add to a client’s old necklace. Around this time, I noticed some extra-large white agate beads for sale and decided they would look great with a rose gold ball. After I made the necklace, I couldn’t think of what to name it. Then I remembered Wilma Flintstone and she became the name, even though she wasn’t the inspiration.
I was ecstatic when I saw this Geico commercial the other day.
I used the gold bead from the Wilma/client necklaces as the basis for my Papessa prayer lockets. I like to recycle!
Of course, this whole story could be a big lie. It’s entirely possible that I get my inspiration from a bottle.
No, not that bottle! This bottle:
Yep, it comes in a bottle nowadays. I’d tell you where to buy it, but then you’d all be making poison rings too, and I don’t want the competition.
cotton candy says
wow, what an inspiration. to take a cartoon character’s outfit and turn it into reality! awesome!
I love love that necklace! Wilma is so awesome!
Kira Fashion says
Great post about flintstons ( is that right spelling? anyway…)
i just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee them! hehee
i love it. i love the way you write…how you tie everything together. you are hilarious.
We all knew the Flintstones were fashionable, just not to this extent! Lovely necklace, Wendy 🙂 Can I have some of that bottle?
Too funny! Wilma is a classic fashion icon with her simple white shift dress, her French twist and her single strand of rocks. The Grace Kelly of the Stone Age (or Hanna Barbara!
In Yr Fshn says
Ditto Moira’s comment; I always thought Wilma worked those Stone Age fashions. She rocks! (Pun completely and utterly intended.)
P.S. I was so jealous when I saw this one! I was like, damn, 15 more viewings of the commercial and I totally could have thought of this! But that’s really like not betting on the Derby and then seeing who won and thinking, Oh, I probably would have picked that horse.
THIS POST WAS BRILLIANT!
Candid Cool says
That necklace is beautiful.
And I like those Geico commercials.
Now…if you could find a bottle of Stop Being Lazy for me I’d be all set…
WENDY THIS IS TOOOO FUNNY! did you know that my boyfriend works for the ad agency that produces the Geico commercials! AND The agency asked my bf if they could use his name for the character in the spot – his name is clarence bradley! ha so funny.
and wilma f. was a really chic cartoon character. trying to think of others…
I’m glad peeps were amused by this. It cheers me up to read your nice comments because I am suffering from The!Worst!Cold!In!The!World! I think I caught it from Agathe. I knew I should have stayed away from that blog while she was contagious. @ Riz, that is too crazy a coincidence! Say hello from me to your famous BF!
blushing apples says
how cute, i saw this commercial too ^_^
Cheri Lee says
(i think I have a cold too. get better soon)
wilma rocks bedrock.
i love those geico commercials.
oh and thanks for the comment =]
seeing that picture of wilman reminded me so much of the flinstones which reminded me of my childhood hhhaha
Cris Lazoru says
What a wonderful idea! A Wilma necklace! Divine