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« on: April 07, 2011 10:09:48 AM »

I first watched the movie Labyrinth when I was a child, and I was totally enchanted. I loved the magic, the adventure, the friendships, and (in my teen years) David Bowie! I re-watched the film recently and was struck by Sarah's very 80s, but very beautiful masquerade ball getup. Her hairpiece is especially pretty and I wanted to recreate it in the form of earrings.

I bundled together silvery organza ribbon, wire wrapped pearls, rock quartz and sterling silver leaves. They're quite long and sway and sparkle very prettily.

It was really hard to get a nice photo of the earrings on Sad
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011 10:19:02 AM »

Gorgeous! I love them.  Such a fantastic idea (and I love the movie)  I want these earrings!
Maybe there's a secret to this but where you bound the organza did you sew it near the french hook?  Or is it tied?  How is it not bulky?  I'm amazed Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011 10:53:38 AM »

Yep, the bulkiness issue was a challenge!
I first layered the three organza pieces and sewed them together along the top. I inserted the pearl and leaf chain in between the first and second organza pieces and sewed them in place. Then I sewed a jump ring so that half of it peaked over the top of the organza layers. I then sewed another strip of organza perpendicular to the earrings near the top.

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I wrapped the perpendicular organza piece around the top of the earrings a few times, tucked the end in and sewed it down. I slipped the jump ring through the earring hooks and ta-da!

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011 11:53:43 AM »

My favorite movie of all time Smiley Very cute earrings!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011 06:34:25 PM »

Ooh, these are beautiful! I love Labyrinth, and I love how you translated Sarah's hairpiece into the form of earrings. This rocks! Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2011 04:14:56 AM »

Oh wow, that sure is pretty. Being a self confessed Labyrinthster, I do admire your work.

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011 04:40:10 AM »

I haven't seen Labyrinth in ages, though it is one of my fave movies Smiley  Love the length on these!

« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011 11:01:20 AM »

Very sweet and delicate.
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011 07:52:55 AM »

I posted a tutorial on making these earrings on my blog: http://apricottarts.blogspot.com/2011/04/labyrinth-masquerade-ball-earrings.html  Smiley Grin

« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2011 08:38:43 AM »

Very lovely and elegant. You've done a really good job on these!

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