I help passionate, opera lovers stay connected with their favorite works through meaningful handmade jewelry.
Opera Bracelets are individually handmade be me (Cindy) in my Rochester, NY studio. Bracelets are made of stainless steel memory wire which wraps around the wrist and fits nearly anyone. Beads are made from glass and crystal with occasional ceramic or pewter beads. Charms are pewter, made in USA.
Full story bracelets tell an opera’s story symbolically from beginning to end. They take about an hour to assemble … that’s after 3-6 weeks of laying out the story, choosing the beads, making the story chart that comes with the bracelet and creating the design.
“Inspired by…” style bracelets are simpler and use colors and three specially chosen charms to represent characters, arias, and moments of operas.
I am happy to take on custom work as well. Full story bracelets can be made for works published prior to 1923 ONLY. Most custom work is based on the “Inspired by…” style representing specific characters, arias or operas that singers are performing. The bracelets make a wonderful gift to commemorate these special opera moments.