Thursday, June 30, 2011

Listen to the Music of the Night ~ This Month's EHAG Emporium Creation

Listen to the Music of the Night

Night-time sharpens, heightens each sensation ...Darkness stirs and wakes imagination ...Silently the senses abandon their defenses... 

The story of the Phantom of the Opera is retold in these earrings, as beautiful singer Christine  becomes the obsession of the Phantom, a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.  He came to her as per her father's dying promise, and becomes her Angel of Music.

Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendor ...
Grasp it, sense it - tremulous and tender ...
Turn your face away from the garish light of day,
turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light -
and listen to the music of the night ...

But then he leads her to his secret lair, from which he wishes she will never leave.

Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams!
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before!
Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar!
And you'll live as you've never lived before ..

After Christine pulls away the Phantom's mask and reveals his disfigurement, he leads her back to the theater, but he loves her still.  

Softly, deftly, music shall surround you ...
Feel it, hear it, closing in around you ...
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind,
in this darkness which you know you cannot fight -
the darkness of the music of the night.
When he overhears her and realizes she does not love him back, he vows revenge and brings the opera house chandelier crashing down on the stage.

Let your mind start a journey through a strange, new world!
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before!
Let your soul
Take you where you long to be!
Only then can you belong to me ...
Months later, Christine is on the rooftop with her new love.  She drops the rose the Phantom gave her into the snow below. 

The Phantom sees this and hears their conversation.  Broken-hearted, he again captures Christine and give her a ring. 

Christine tells the Phantom that she cannot love him, not because of his disfigured face but because of his disfigured soul.  She kisses him passionately.

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication!
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation!
Let the dream begin,
let your darker side give in to the power of
the music that I write - the power of the music of the night ...

The Phantom, for the first time, experiences love and compassion.  He releases Christine and her fiance, covers himself, and disappears.

You alone can make my song take flight -
help me make the music of the night ...

The earrings drops approximately 3-1/4" (8.25 cm) beneath sterling silver leverbacks.  They are wire wrapped with sterling silver, onto sterling silver chain.  The charms float mysteriously among beads of deep amethyst, black onyx, and Swarovski crystals.

They are handmade and unique.  They can be found here.


  1. These are stunning! Phantom is one of my favorites and these take my breath away. I LOVE your new detail in wrapping the beads, the charms really tell the story..and as always your beads are enchanting. They are really show stoppers and I know the compliments will flow for these very special gems. My order is in!!! Thank You Thank You

  2. Those are gorgeous Eleanor!!!