Adventures in Wonderland

by Jamie Smedley, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Wonderland-style jewelry designs are being created by artists such as Tom Binns for Disney® and many other private designer-artists that can be found on websites such as These jewelry creations feature watches, rabbits, card suits, keys and keyholes, top hat and teacup charms, chains, hearts and crowns in a myriad of shapes, sizes and colors.
Adventures in Wonderland

The Beginning of Wonderland
The joys of Wonderland all began with a memorable and much celebrated children's book series authored by Lewis Carroll. The well-known Wonderland stories have been adapted to the big screen by the likes of Disney in 1951 and the latest release of a star-studded version directed by Tim Burton, which is credited as the driving force behind renewed interest in this style.

Featured throughout the Wonderland books and movies, a rather curious young girl named Alice experiences adventures that unfold like a parade and include peculiar creatures, wild landscapes, exciting trials, colorful events and startling introductions to odd folks in the dreamlike world.

Drawing by John Tenniel

Drawing by John Tenniel

Recreate This Style
Scenes of significance are incorporated into jewelry designs including the White Rabbit with his stopwatch, the Mad Hatter's tea party, a conversation with the Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts.

To achieve a sense of these mainstream themes into jewelry designs, incorporate key colors that include the royal colors of England--red, black, white and yellow. Also incorporate charms and inspiring elements based on the characters and events listed below.

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The Notable Characters and Events of Adventures in Wonderland:
  • Alice
  • Dinah the Cat
  • The White Rabbit with His Stopwatch
  • The Fan, the "Drink-Me" Bottle and the "Eat-Me" Cakes
  • The Door Knob (introduced by Disney, 1951)
  • The Dodo and the Caucus Racers
  • The Cheshire Cat
  • The Mad Tea party
  • The Mad Hatter (also called the Hatta in Through the Looking Glass )
  • The March Hare
  • The Dormouse
  • Ravens and Writing Desks
  • The Singing Flower Garden
  • The Snake-angry Pigeon
  • The Pepper, the Duchess, Her Pig Baby and Her Cook
  • Bill the Chimney Sweep Lizard and His Ladder
  • The Caterpillar/Butterfly and his Mushroom
  • The Friendly Crocodile
  • The Queen of Hearts
  • The Card Guards and the Painted Rose Garden
  • The Queen's Croquet with Flamingos and Hedgehogs
  • The Gryphon, the Mock Turtle and the Lobster Quadrille
  • The King of Hearts, the Knave of Hearts and the Stolen Tarts
  • The Queen's Courtroom Jury

Drawing by John Tenniel

The Notable Characters and Events of Through the Looking Glass:
  • The Jabberwocky
  • The Tulgey Wood Creatures
  • The Garden of Flowers
  • The White Queen and the White King
  • The White Knight
  • The Lion and the Unicorn
  • The Crown, the Bread and the Cake
  • The Red Queen and the Red King
  • Tweedledee and Tweedledum
  • The Oysters, the Walrus and the Carpenter
  • The Game of Chess
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • The Un-Birthday

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