Opera Bracelets - Jewelry for Opera Lovers
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Special Orders

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"Can't wait to give it to her on opening night! - I contacted Opera Bracelets about making a Mary Poppins bracelet for my daughter who is playing Mary Poppins in her high school musical. Cindy was amazing to work with. She kept in contact with me through every step of the process, finding just the right charms and choosing the colors. Throughout the entire process, she was extremely helpful. The bracelet is beautiful and unique, and I know it will be a very special keepsake for my daughter. I highly recommend Opera Bracelets to anyone looking for a special keepsake! - Suellen

Special orThe Carmen Opera Braceletders for "Full Story" Opera Bracelets take 4-8 weeks to create (please email to get on the first come/first serve list with your due by date). "Full Story" Bracelets wrap around the wrist approximately 4 times and include many larger  beads and 4-7 charms. A story chart explaining the symbolism of the beads accompanies the bracelet. Special order "Full Story" Bracelets are $96.00 plus design fee of $100-$200 (depending upon the complexity of the libretto). *Please note "Full Story" Bracelets can only be created for works published prior to 1923 due to copyright restrictions.

 The Toreador Song Bracelet
Special orders for "Inspired by..." style bracelets take 2-3 weeks to create (please email to get on the first come/first serve list with your due by date). "Inspired by..." Bracelets wrap around the wrist approximately 3 times include a few larger beads, 3 charms and a card explaining the  bracelet's meaning. Special Order "Inspired by..." Bracelets are $48.00 plus design fee of $25.00 (total $73.00). This style of bracelet may be designed for many subjects such as songs, characters, operas published after 1923,  etc.

Custom bracelets purchased in quantity follow Quantity Pricing plus the one time custom design fee.

Please email me with questions and ideas! cindy@operabracelets.com

More about “the process”

Full Story Bracelets

  1. Once you email me with your request and we determine a price you’ll need to pay a 50% deposit to begin work. You’ll provide me with any details that may be important to you or the recipient such as “her costume was red so I want a red bead to represent her. “
  2. I spend some weeks breaking down the libretto and developing the narrative bead chart (the one that folds up into the box). Then I source which beads and charms will symbolize characters, events and arias in the opera.
  3. You will receive a “bead plan”, along with the narrative bead chart, to review. This is the time to make sure I have captured all the moments that are particularly special to you and that you like all the beads chosen. Basically now is the time to make changes.
  4. Once the design is finalized, I order the supplies that will be needed to make the bracelet. They take 1-2 weeks to arrive.
  5. I assemble the bracelet, probably multiple times to make sure charms lie comfortably for the wearer and don’t all gather in one spot.
  6. I create the narrative bead chart and the spiral chart. Photos are taken of the completed bracelet for you to review. Minor changes can be made at this point but most of the time by now the bracelet is complete and ready for the balance to be paid. Then it is shipped out and on its way to you!

Inspired By Bracelets

  1. You email me with your idea. Usually the price is $69.44 as described above, unless you have special requests that go above this such as adding more charms. Payment is due upon completion of the bracelet.
  2. Within a week or so I send you some images of charms we can use for the bracelet from which you can choose 3. You let me know if you have a preference for gold or silver finished charms. You can let me know color choices. People have chosen colors based on costumes, favorite colors or often a color presents itself in relation to the setting or libretto of the opera.
  3. I order supplies. They will take a week or so to arrive.
  4. I make the bracelet and send you photos. You let me know if there is anything you would like to change. Once you are happy with it, you put through payment and your bracelet will be on its way to you!

Please email me with questions and ideas! cindy@operabracelets.com

 

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Opera Bracelets and the Institute for Dramatic Voices

All Opera Bracelets are individually handmade in Rochester NY USA

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Click below to read about Opera Bracelets in the media and the MetOpera Shop

Opera Bracelets in Opera Now Magazine February 2012   Opera Bracelets Exclusive Jewelry at the Met Opera Shop    Opera Bracelets in NPR 's Deceptive Cadence blog November 2011    Opera Bracelets in the August 23, 2013 Rochester Business Journal


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