Sunday, 1 September 2013

District 4 | Dreaming of the Sea Collection: Part 5

As we near the end of Sunday *wails*, we've also come to the end of the Dreaming of the Sea Collection.

For some reason, I always seem to really love the last piece in every collection I'm making. This is true for the coming set as well, named District 4 in homage to one of my favourite characters from The Hunger Games - the dashing and beguiling Finnick Odair.

Now Finnick only starts to make his appearance in Catching Fire, and since the movie sequel in this completely nerve-wrecking and heart-breaking post-apocalyptic dystopian trilogy will be released soon (well - soon is relative; to me November is bloody far away) - I thought it was an apt time to pay tribute to him - one of the Hunger Games Universe's greatest and most popular tributes, whose intriguing depths and sad, tragic past are more than meets the eye.

Finnick hails from the idyllic District 4 - the only district near the ocean where people make a living from the sea (Note: I use the term "living" loosely, since they are all oppressed beyond measure). He would've grown up taking to the ocean like a fish to water, with lovely views of green and blue as far as the eye can see, wielding tridents and weaving nets like any fisherman could, navigating boats like any seafarer could. We see the strong, tactical, cavalier parts of Finnick a lot, with his backstory and heart only revealed much later on. I loved the revelation of Annie - how fiercely and desperately he loved her; how they found each other in a sea of desolation and trauma and loved each other in spite of their scars. So truly, this set is more a tribute to them than anything else - their love and the life they could have had together. *cries*
Shades along the spectrum of blue and green - crystals ranging from aquamarine to cloudy blue opal to sea-green to emerald. At the centre - the heart of District 4 - a steer charm to represent Finnick - he who protected Annie and took her hand and led her away from her traumatic encounters in the Games; an anchor charm to represent Annie - she who kept Finnick grounded in a jaded world of overindulgence and petty materialism; and their love for each other binding them together - represented by a stunning bermuda blue AB swarovski heart.

Item Code & Name: SET012 District 4
Price: RM28.00 (bracelet + earrings) - items can be sold separately, please look below.
Status: [Sold 2], Available for remakes
Materials: Please see below.
 I love the range of colours that depict the different temperaments of the ocean - as breathtakingly gorgeous as it is mysterious and treacherous, full of hidden depths - much like Finnick and Annie. I also am completely taken with the Bermuda Blue AB Swarovski Heart - what a strikingly gorgeous colour!

Item Code & Name: 068 District 4 (Bracelet)
Price: RM24.00 (bracelet only)
Status: [Sold 2], Available for remakes
Materials: Aquamarine, Sea-green, Cloudy Blue Opal and Emerald Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Aquamarine Czech "Preciosa" Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Starfish Link, Dolphin Charm, Steer Charm, Anchor Charm, Bermuda Blue AB Swarovski Heart
Measurements: Approximately 16.5cm (including clasp) + 3cm extender chain
 Dainty little asymmetrical earrings to complement the bracelet - one with a steer and one with an anchor - two objects that work in tandem; two functions that intertwine.
Item Code & Name: 069 District 4 (Earrings)
Price: RM8.00 (earrings only)
Status: [Sold 2], Available for remakes
Materials: Aquamarine, Emerald, Sea-Green and Sapphire Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Steer Charm, Anchor Charm

There we have it, the end of the Dreaming of the Sea Collection.

If I haven't at least convinced you to purchase this set that is near and dear to my heart, I hope I've at least convinced you to read The Hunger Games books. :) Also, if you are a fan of the series, do check out other Hunger Games-themed accessories that I've made: here.

Happy September y'all.

Hope you'll get to visit the sea soon - to breathe in the balmy ocean air, to have the waves rush up to your ankles as you walk along the seashore, to watch and appreciate the magnificence and beauty of God's creation.


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