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
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
Dimensions: 2.5" long from
the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the embellishment. The
widest point is a bit over .5 inches at the base of the trillion.