Angel of Music Earrings
2017 by Cynthia Rutledge
The Palais Garnier Opera house in Paris is probably best known as the residence of Erik, The Phantom of the Opera, a novel written by Gastonia Leroux about a deformed man (Erik) who resides in the depths of the opera house. Erik tutors the young opera singer, Christine, and eventually falls in love with her. The love triangle between Erik, Christine and Christine’s childhood friend, Vicomte Raoul, is now a classic.
Renown for its opulence, the Palais Garnier is a masterpiece of architecture. The façade of Opera house has elaborate multicolored marble friezes, lavish statuary portraying mythological deities and bronze busts of many of the greatest composers of all time. Gilded rooftop statues of Apollo and Pegasus guard this amazing structure with dignity.
The stage is the largest in Europe and has hosted productions from around the world. From the hand painted ceilings in the Grand Foyer, representing various moments in the history of music, to the richness of the velvet and gold leaf interior, the Palais Garnier is a symbol of Paris.
Inspired by the opulence of the Palais Garnier, Angel of Music Earrings, evoke a style that is timeless. Simple, beautiful and elegant, these earrings would fit right in with attire appropriate for the opera, a night out on the town or a quiet dinner. Three components, bezeled using two different approaches, end with a flourish of beautiful ear wires and a herringbone embellishment. Christine would have worn them with style!
Workshop: This is a 3-hour workshop
Skill level: Intermediate