Friday, August 31, 2012

REVEAL DAY: Phantom of the Opera

It's another REVEAL DAY! This time its for the Phantom of the Opera Blog Hop, sponsored by Pam Sears of Crazy Creative Corner.

The musical, Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is based on the novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra which was written by Gaston Leroux in 1910.

It is listed as a horror story but for some I am sure it is a romantic story - the typical boy rescues girl plot...but OH, it's SO MUCH MORE!  Listen to the soundtrack from the Phantom of the Opera - then tell me what you feel...

The music is composed by Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart.

Here are the lyrics:
In sleep he sang to me in dreams he came
That voice which calls to me and speaks my name
And do I dream again? For now I find
The Phantom of the Opera is there inside my mind

Sing once again with me our strange duet
My power over you grows stronger yet
And though you turn from me to glance behind
The Phantom of the Opera is there inside your mind

Those who have seen your face draw back in fear
I am the mask you wear it's me they hear
My spirit and my voice in one combined
The Phantom of the Opera is there inside my mind

Beware the Phantom of the Opera
Is that the Phantom of the Opera?

Sing, my angel
Sing for me
Sing, my angel
Sing for me

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So, what feelings did it conjure up? For me it felt damp, cold, hauntingly dramatic and really, really ERRIE !

As a visual artist, this translated to dark colors, chains and a hint of metal. Here are the beginnings of my piece.

Add to this my focal piece, made from polymer clay ... the crystals represent the chandelier (you do know about the chandelier, right?!) and the bar on the black textured slab represents imprisonment (the Phantom's cold, secret liar!).

And this is what I ended up with....

Closeups of the beads and components ...


Sing my angel of music...sing for me!

Continue on to see how my friends were inspired....

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Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Shelley,
You captured the darkness of this opera so perfectly in your piece. I really like your pendant.

Marlene Cupo said...

Yes, dark and mysterious but oh so appealing. Your focal is wonderful.

Pixiloo said...

The necklace is gorgeous. I love your focal. The beads and chain you chose all work so well together.

The Crazier Sister said...

Oh, my. Chills! Love how you represented the chandelier and I'm just really going to have to get to work on my poly-clay! Love what you made!

SueBeads said...

Very nice! I love your process! Great necklace!

Mandi said...

Shelley, I love what you did. Reminiscent of the chandelier with metal and just a little sparkle. Beautiful!

Mandi said...


It's kind of reminiscent of the chandelier with the metals and just a hint of sparkle. Beautiful job!

Creative Moon said...

Shelley, this is awesome! I love all the symbolism! You did an awesome job! Really gorgeous!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

wonderful design...I love the chandelier aspect of it! I love that so many different and varied things can be made from polymer clay.

Tumblestone Handmakery said...

Lovely necklace! You captured your vision well :)
I love your photos as you went along, and your lil chandeliers are so pretty!
I am late to reveal, but if you would like to come and see what I created I just posted!

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