The lovely and apparently crazy Pamela Sears of The Crazy Creative Corner is hosting a blog hop today based on the Phantom of the Opera! When I heard about it, I said, yes, I’ll play! I love that musical! My kids love that musical! Sometimes we go around singing the songs from it! And she gave us soooooo much time to get it together! So guess when I made my pieces? Yep, Thursday afternoon…as my true nature and fashion, I guess. I just seem to have so many distractions and things to do lately, with kids and jobs and Bead Fest took so much time, blah blah blah. Everyone is in the same boat! So here are my pieces for the Phantom Challenge!
I actually made the necklace first, but I’m going to show you the earrings first. I really like them! I made them with my own shimmering lampwork beads, a pair of vintage chandelier crystals my mom gave to me, and a pair of pretty pearls! Of course, you know the chandelier crystals are for!
I like how they turned out! Of course, there’s nothing like a challenge to point out personal shortcomings – I really need to add a few more hours in the day so I can make some more of my own ear wires. And I need more jump rings. And round beads.
This necklace actually went through three rounds of change before I finally came up with and decided on this design. I had something in my head since the day Pam opened the challenge, and these pieces are nothing like it, but I like them nonetheless. I like the large chandelier crystal I used for the focal – and the smaller ones with my shimmery beads went really well too! I don’t usually wear matching things, but these of course were made to go together!
Here’s a list of the rest of the participants! Why not go visit them today and see what they made for the Phantom of the Opera challenge! And thanks Pam!