Catching Fire’s Jeweller on Peeta’s Locket

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More


The jeweller who created the mockingjay pin for The Hunger Games has a new piece featured in Catching Fire. The new feature piece is Peeta’s locket.  You see it in the scene with Katniss and Peeta on the beach, where Peeta shows her what’s inside.

The woman behind the piece is  Dana Schneider. She talks to Entertainment Weekly about how she came up with the design as well as the new mockingjay pin.


“I knew Peeta’s necklace was going to be pretty prominent, and it’s hard to make a locket that looks masculine. I got this idea about how the case would flip off and reveal this folding inside. I knew the special effects people could put in CGI images on the locket, so I tried to focus on the silhouette and how it functioned,” Schneider explained. “The first thing I made was a little taped-together cardboard locket that I showed Trish. She liked how it functioned, so then [I began] making it in metal. It was an organic, evolving process.” The jewelry designer spent three weeks crafting a metal prototype to show Summerville and director Francis Lawrence. Once she’d gotten the thumbs up, Schneider created three functioning lockets for Josh Hutcherson, and three replicas for the actor’s body and stunt doubles. “The prop department also made a ‘soft stunt piece’ without hard edges for the heavier stunts,” she explained.

Schneider said she used the same strategy to create the iconic Mockingjay pin for the first Hunger Gamesmovie, a design she tweaked for Catching Fire. “I was able to refine how I made the arrow and the piece itself. It was nice to have the opportunity to streamline it a little bit more for this one.” How does she keep track of the precious pins, which would make great mementos or fetch top dollar on the collectibles market?

You can get your very own locket from Amazon now


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