Whimsical fairy tale or deep Masonic mystery?
Whole books have been written on this subject and the jury is still out on what it all means… But suffice to say this tale of darkness and light, good and evil, and the trials to enlightenment or reward is one of the world’s beloved operas: Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Mysterious ladies slay a serpent; a prince falls in love with a portrait; a queen holds sway over the night, wise priests guide all and a simple bird catcher finds himself called to a higher purpose. In the end despite the twists and turns, the story is simple-the magic of love conquers all.
Please visit the "About the Beads" tab and the diagram above to learn more about the beads and charms chosen for the Magic Flute Opera Bracelet. View the PDF bead chart to see how the beads and charms tell the story of The Magic Flute: click here.
A story chart explaining the symbolism of the beads and charms accompanies every bracelet.
Each bead of the bracelet represents a character or moment from The Magic Flute by Mozart. Please see the spiral chart picture above for more details. Also, a story chart identifying the beads and charms chosen especially for The Magic Flute is included.
• A pyramid charm sets the tale in mythic Egypt; a birdcage charm represents birdman Papageno; a cameo the portrait that entrances Tamino.
• Cobalt blue crystals and opalescent stars and moon represent the Queen of the Night, while a smaller pink opalescent bead is her daughter Pamina.
• Wise Sarastro is symbolized by a large luminous white cat’s eye and the 3 guiding boys are small sky blue beads.
Various heart beads evoke the power of love that flows through the entire opera.
• A long gold bead represents the magic flute, along with a red fiery bead and blue droplet bead it represents Pamina and Tamino’s success in their trials of fire and water.
• Tiny bells signify Papageno’s magic bells. And a radiant golden sun symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness.
• Jingle warning: For those of you who are annoyed by jingly jewelry (I am one of you) please be aware that Papageno’s bells are actual bells. They are tiny and very soft sounding but just thought I would let you know!.
Unknown (Submitted on 12 14 2016)
This beautiful bracelet is loaded with charms and you really can follow Tamino on his journey. It is a wonderful representation of The Magic Flute.
Penny Murcia (Submitted on 12 03 2016)
I can hardly wait to give this as the Christmas gift I have planned, as i KNOW that it will be adored and cherished....yet, I am Sad, because now, I WANT ONE for myself! This bracelet is meticulously assembled, beautifully designed, illustrated and narrated. Delivery was prompt, as advertised .... I will be ordering again and again and again.....
Ellen Stevens (Submitted on 04 27 2016)
Such a beautiful and unique celebration of opera......womderful idea and craftmanship!
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