Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Help Me Make the Music of the Night"...and a Necklace.

"I love Disney World.  It reminds me of my childhood.  I mean before my two year stint at Children's... (Womp Womp)"  -Debbie Downer

Almost five years ago, my husband and I planned a trip to New York City.  Neither of us had ever been, but we were determined to do everything possible during our short little trip.  Since I absolutely LOVE musicals, there was no question a chunk of our budget would be going to a Broadway play.

After narrowing it down to a couple of plays, I very quickly ordered tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera.  The music, the passion, the angst, the romance, the voices, and the performances were what I dreamed of each night as I lay my little head down on my pillow.

Just a few weeks before we left on our fateful trip, the Broadway stagehands got a hair-brained idea to go on strike.  It was the first strike the stagehands union had seen in it's 121 year history.  We did not see Raoul, Christine, or the Phantom.... (Womp Womp).

What does this have to do with my post?  I decided to get a little crafty and make a couple of necklaces today.  So I swung by a Redbox kiosk to pick up some entertainment for my crafty afternoon.  While perusing through the movies, I suddenly saw THE mask.... I read the title, "The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall".  WHAAAAAAAT?

A few hours and $1 and change later, I was holding two homemade necklaces, and I finally had my Broadway experience...Ok, not exactly, but I'll take what I can get.

Necklace #1:
I bought both of these at Hobby Lobby for half-off.

I left the fishing wire on the beads to keep them straight and connected.  Next, I pulled some ribbon through the hole on the end bead.

I did the same thing to the other side.
I cut the ribbon to fit at the length I liked.  Now I can just tie it together for a cute simple necklace.
Necklace #2:
Also 1/2 off stuff from Hobby Lobby
I connected these shell-like trinkets with these hoop connector things (yeah, I forgot what they were called).

I used my beaded string to loop through the ends like I did my last necklace.
Here's where you're really gonna laugh at my non-professional crafting ways....I hot glued the ends of the beaded string together since I didn't want to purchase the latches for $3 (hee hee).
But hey it works!  And I really like both  necklaces

P.S.  I also LOVE the movie version of The Phantom of the Opera.  Gerard Butler's voice helps me forget the phantom is a crazy mutated killer.

<3 <3 <3

1 comment:

  1. super cute! my birthday is coming up in a few weeks. . .