Friday, August 31, 2012

Phantom Of The Opera Blog Hop




Hi Y'all,
A few months ago I signed up for Phantom of the Opera Blog Hop over at Pam's blog Crazy Creative Corner.  The rules were very simple pick a song from the opera and create a piece, then on August 31 do a blog post about your piece.  First before I show y'all what I did I would like to say thank you to Pam for having this idea for a blog hop.  I enjoyed do the research for this hop.  You see I have this huge crush on Gerard Butler and I did not know that he played the Phantom in the 2004 Phantom movie.  I knew he could sing, but not like this.  


I could not decide on just one song "Music of the Night" is my favorite song from the Opera, that was the  song that I would hum while I was making my piece, but then I also really like the song " All I Ask Of You" so I am choosing two songs.



I knew I was going to make a necklace and I wanted it to be elegant and something someone would wear to an opera.  So I started searching Etsy for beading patterns of elegant necklaces and I came across this necklace pattern at Isabella Lam's store Bead4me. This pattern is worked in Right Angle Weave and Peyote.  It was a fast pattern to work it only took me about 4 hours to make.  The colors I chose for this necklace are white pearls to represent the purity of Christine Daae and the white mask of the Phantom. The red to represent the true love between Christine and Raoul de Chagny.   The red roses to represent the roses that the Phantom always left for Christine. 


The pattern showed a metal clasp but I beaded a toggle clasp.  I think this looks much better.  This was my first time using Ravolis.

I gifted this necklace to my Aunt Betsy.  She discovered that her cancer had come back earlier this year and has been going through kemo treatments, which she just had her last session and she is well and in remission again.  I gave this necklace to her because I also wanted to say thank you to her, she has always been one of my biggest supporters in whatever form of creativeness I was into at the time and I love her dearly. She was over the moon thrilled with the necklace, oh and red is also her favorite color.  She told me she has the perfect dress to wear the necklace with and that she will be telling everyone, that my niece made this for me.  While I was making this necklace I could picture this necklace being around Christine's neck I think it would have been fitting for that era.

Now go and check out what the others have created.  I know I will be.

The Crazier Sister (Pam)
 




20 comments:

  1. Again...your designs render me almost speechless! This is so very beautiful, and so theme-appropriate! You put so much thought into your pieces...love it! I am sorry to read about your Aunt - hope she continues to be on the mend!

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  2. You always amaze me with your beading skills, this necklace is beautiful, but what you did with it is even more so! Such a touching story, many blessings to you and to your Aunt for a complete recovery!

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  3. Beautiful design Therese! I love how you incorporated the Phantom's roses into the piece! Your beadwork is stunning as always. I am sorry to hear about your aunt. I am sure the necklace really cheered her up! Phantom of the Opera has always been a favorite of mine. I have the soundtrack and was fortunate enough to sit in the 4th row at Broadway! This post has me wanting to watch the movie again.

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  4. Therese! What a stunningly beautiful and elegant piece! The colors are so rich and substantial. Your Aunt must be so proud to be the recipient of this piece. I hope she stays cancer-free and you get to enjoy more time together. Nothing beats having that special someone as your cheerleader in life :-)

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  5. A piece that could be worn to the opera??? Or a wedding, a 50th Anniversary, New Years Eve, ANY celebration (including a "happy dance party" for your aunt in remission). Heck I would wear this to do my grocery shopping. Your aunt has good reason to be so proud of you!

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  6. Therese, that is gorgeous! I love the red and gold and pearls. They go together so well. I am also a fan of Isabella's patterns. They all look so intricate. It's hard to believe they are beading patterns. You did an awesome job with her pattern and it looks like a string of jewels. I know your aunt will enjoy it. :)

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  7. Oh Therese what a beautiful necklace and so lovely to gift it to your aunt. You are such a thoughtful and kind soul :)

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  8. Love this necklace! You made a great choice going with the beaded clasp. It really finishes the piece elegantly.

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  9. Oh, very nice! I have no skills whatsoever with seed beads and I LOVE seeing the work of those who do. Most definitely elegant. Perhaps a gift Raul would have given his love? My Mimi was also a lover of red so this makes me think of her just for that. Simply beautiful. Thank you for playing along ;)

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  10. Great inspiration for a blog hop, and a beautiful necklace x

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  11. Beautiful work and what an awesome gift for your Aunt!

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  12. Your beautiful heart shines through everything you do Therese. This necklace is stunning and will look gorgeous around your aunt's once again healthy neck. ♥

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  13. Gorgeous work, Therese! I love your interpretations! And so wonderful of you to give to your Aunt. I hope she's well.

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  14. Therese - this is SOOOOOOOOOO Phantom of the Opera! It's just splendid!!! And how wonderful that you gave it to your recovering aunt! Love love love!!!!

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  15. Beautiful necklace. Positive thoughts to your Aunt during her recovery.

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  16. Wow, that is stunning! The colors give it a very vintage look and feel to it and it is so elegant! I can definitely see it worn during that that time or to a special event such as an Opera! Positive thoughts go out to your Aunt! I hope she is able to make a full recovery soon!

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  17. That's a really fabulous necklace Therese! I'm not very familiar with Phantom of the Opera, but it looks just perfect for wearing to one.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt and am saying prayers for her and your whole family. {HUGS}

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  18. Therese, well you accomplished what you set out to do - your necklace IS elegant! I admire you ladies who can do such intricate work with the beads...so beautiful.

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  19. So very pretty, Therese, really a timeless design, and perfect for the challenge. Your dear Aunt will be so proud wearing it. You are fortunate to have such a staunch supporter of your art. I pray all will be well with her health, and that she will pass easily through this difficult experience!

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