Here is a preview of my newest jewelry design. It’s a genie in a bottle, available as a necklace or as cufflinks. This is a picture of the cufflink version, showing the silver “bottle” with its black pearl stopper.
Here is the cufflink in action on my gorgeous father’s sleeve.
You’ll have to wait for the professional pictures to see the 18K gold genie who lives inside the silver bottle. While you’re waiting, you can check out this tribute site for the I Dream of Jeannie television show. As a child, I always liked Jeannie’s bottle abode and hairdo, but I was disturbed that she called her astronaut discoverer/boyfriend “Master.” Now I realize that Jeannie and Major Nelson* were in a completely consensual BDSM relationship, which is A-OK with me. Different strokes for different folks, and all that. This clip of Jeannie playing stewardess seems to prove it. Note the chains and tight seatbelt action.
Interesting that the “submissive” seems to be in charge, eh?
Here’s the animated opening from the show. I warn you that once the tune gets in your head, it will be stuck there forever. I’ve been humming it to myself for 35 years.
And you can’t talk about genies without mentioning Christina Aguilera: “I’m a genie in a bottle/You gotta rub me the right way.”
If you are more serious about your genies, you can read about the origins of the Aladdin folk tale here. Aladdin’s genie was in a lamp. You can see how the lamp was shaped in the poster for the Disney version of Aladdin.
Enough about genies. It’s Valentine’s Day! In the spirit of the day, I encourage you to read this blog post by Cakespy, then go out and commit a random act of sweetness.
*The character of Tony Nelson started the show as a captain, but was promoted to major in the first season.