Captures the themes if the play beautifully. Loved the black & red color, combination!
Oft retold in film and on stage, Gaston Leroux's tragic, horrific love story is one of the world's most beloved novels. A young singer is tutored in singing by the Angel of Music. She soon learns the Angel is an eccentric masked man with a beautiful voice; unable to resist she unmasks him revealing the true tragedy beneath- the disfigured face known all around the Palais Garnier as: The Opera Ghost-The Phantom of the Opera!
Customers passionately requested the creation of this bracelet. Their love for this story prompted me to design the first bracelet in the collection outside of opera proper. It has been incredibly popular!
Each bead and charm of The Phantom of the Opera Bracelet represents a character or moment from the book. Some of the most important beads and charms are described below and you can see all of the symbolic descriptions on the spiral chart photo above or to the left. Also, a story chart explaining the symbolism of the beads and charms accompanies every bracelet. Click here to see the chart.
- Wealthy Raoul, Christine's hope for a brilliant future, is a gold glass bead. Naively innocent and gifted Christine is a clear iridescent bead. A small pink heart bead is their love.
- A bead with floating roses symbolizes Christine’s triumph singing Marguerite in Faust.
- The Phantom, who sees all in his realm, is a black cat's eye bead. An angel wing charm indicates his identity as the Angel of Music.
- Tiny crystals framed with deep red and gold beads and a chandelier charm indicate the majesty of the Palais Garnier. A clear crackled disc represents the chandelier's famous crash to the floor.
- A faceted chrome finish bead evokes Christine being abducted through her spinning mirror.
- Twisted blue beads and a rowboat charm symbolize Christine being ferried across the secret lake of the Paris Opera.
- A sparkling dark blue goldstone oval and music note charm represent the magic of Erik's beautiful voice.
- Christine is unable to resist the temptation to reveal his identity, she rips away Erik’s mask (mask charm) revealing his horrifying deformity.
- Leroux describes Erik as looking like a “Death’s Head”, I chose a skull bead to represent this.
- The strange circumstances surrounding Christine bewilder Raoul. (Question mark bead)
- The Lyre charm symbolizes the central chapter of Leroux’s book called “Apollo’s Lyre” in which Christine reveals the truth of what is going on with Erik.
- Erik’s love takes a dark turn when he overhears Christine and Raoul declaring their love. I chose a dark heart shaped bead to represent this turn in his emotions.
- The character of the Persian is represented by a glass turquoise bead indicating one of the precious stones found in Persia.
- Black oval beads symbolize the barrels of gunpowder Raoul and the Persian discover under the Opera House.
- A large double cone bead symbolizes the decision Christine must make to either marry Erik or detonate the gunpowder. She chooses Erik and floods the gunpowder with water (large blue droplet).
- She allows Erik to kiss her and kisses him in return weeping for his sad life. A red heart is her kiss, a blue teardrop bead, her tears.
- Erik’s heart is transformed by her compassion and he releases her to marry Raoul. (Large swirly heart bead)
- Overcome by emotion, Erik dies of a broken heart. A red heart made of crackled glass indicates the final tragic end of the Phantom’s story.
I bought this bracelet now to give to my wife on some special future occasion, because she and our precious niece absolutely loved the Les Mis and the Cendrillon bracelets which I had bought them as Christmas gifts in 2015. I trust that my wife will treasure this bracelet as much as she does her Les Mis one.
I was jealous when my daughter went to see the Phantom before Christmas now she is jealous of me. This is a wounderful way to remember my favorite musical.
I bought this bracelet for my daughter who recently played both Christine and Carlotta in a college production. This has been her dream show since she was 10. She cried tears of joy when she saw the bracelet. Every bead and charm highlight the story perfectly. I see a collection of Opera Bracelets in her future to remember performances.
This will be a gift for a friend. We will be seeing the Phantom next week and this will be her birthday present. All of us attending love this opera. I will be ordering another one for myself. I'm so anxious to give her this beautiful gift.
The bracelet is beautiful! Great gift for a special day.
This bracelet is absolutely stunning. It's a very unique addition to my collection. Couldn't be happier with it!
Loved this Phantom bracelet for my daughter at Christmas when I first saw it. Ordered it. Was so happy when it arrived! Pictures don't do this piece justice! Thoughtfully made. Lovely craftsmanship. Timely shipping. Payment a breeze. Everything about this process and this product was perfection. Thank you!
I love my Phantom of the Opera bracelet, I love the card that explains the meaning of each bead, I love the compliments I have received while wearing the bracelet, I love the comfort of wearing the bracelet. The bracelet is interesting, beautiful and fun! Love, Love, Love it!
Although this is a Christmas gift, I know what the reaction will be. My wife "wished" for the bracelet, based on her love and the compliments received on your Les Mis bracelet, a gift for her last birthday. Thank you for your product and the nice treats you included with the bracelet. I am looking forward to my wife's pleasure on Christmas Morning!
This is a stunning bracelet. I love the pieces and colors representing this story so beautifully. Great job!
Love the bracelet! Get lots of comments on it!
I have been looking at this bracelet for the past year and finally decided to order it. I am sorry that I didn't order it sooner as it is a beautiful piece. It is put together with lots of beads and charms and the story is included so you can the beads and charms. Thank you so much for crafting this lovely bracelet. I will enjoy it for many years!
This being my first purchase from here, I was completely satisfied. I purchased this as a Valentines gift...she absolutely loved it! I believe I ordered it on a Friday with two day shipping, it arrived Monday afternoon, very impressed.
5 days after my order was shipped -3 days before Christmas Eve, I received an e-mail from Cindy saying that as she was reviewing her orders she tracked mine and noticed that it seemed to have not moved from the post office. She sent me a tracking number, but also told me that she was sending another bracelet by Express mail immediately because she didn't want anyone to be disappointed over the holidays. I ended up receiving both packages 2 days later! -of course she got one back- " ) This was the best customer service I think I have ever received. Cindy was more concerned with my order than I was, and she contacted me first. The bracelet is beautiful, and my daughter loves it! Thank you, Cindy
Love the bracelet and would def buy more in future. You can tell the person cares about what they're making & also relationship with the customer. I got a sweet note & candy along with the beautiful bracelet. Very nice. Thank you. And shipped out very quickly.
Perfect in every detail. This is my second opera bracelet and they just keep getting better. My Phantom bracelet brings back memories of the show. Bravo Cindy!
I simply looooooove this bracelet. Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite Broadway shows and I love that I can now wear its story on my wrist. Thanks for the work of art.
I gave this bracelet to my daughter for Christmas. She had performed the role of Christine in a Phantom production. This bracelet is beautiful and looks lovely on her arm.