Art Expectations 245 Pieces of Estella

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Everyone wants a piece of Estella. Especially Drummle. Pip expresses great pain in thinking of her stooping to dance with the likes of him. He’s “clumsy, sulky, booby (love that Dickens said booby!) and contemptible.” Pip and Drummle start to cross paths daily now, as they are both pursuing her. She seems to treat them both the same – leading them on, then acting as if she doesn’t even know who they are.

Do you remember Jaggers calling Drummle a spider and telling Pip to watch out for him? Well, I had forgotten. But here Dickens describes Drummle as lying in wait, very patiently, with confidence, then uncoiling and dropping down at just the right time, like a spider. After a particular ball, Pip sits down with Estella while they wait for their ride and decides to warn her about Drummle. I’m thinking this may backfire on him!

I saw similar doll jewelry online and decided to make some of my own. My daughter has lots of old barbies, most with matted hair and marker-drawn-on makeup. I played with my Barbie dolls when I was a child until I was about 12! This jewelry was so much fun to make and very easy. Just cut the pieces you want, glue in a bezel, then fill with resin and wait a day until set.

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