The Habanera Bracelet

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The Habanera Bracelet is inspired by the seductive aria from Bizet’s Carmen. This piece makes a meaningful gift for opera fans.

The beautiful Carmen relates the unpredictable nature of love, symbolized by a rebellious bird as she weaves a love spell to capture the oblivious Don Jose.

Eclectic beads evoke the wandering Romani spirit; rather than being comprised of all crystal or Czech beads as many of my bracelets are, I thought about a mixture of different beads one might collect through a traveler's journey. Tiny hearts and birds further reflect the words of the song and a bit of gypsy "jingle" is incorporated with tiny bell chimes. The charms symbolize the rebellious bird, love and the flower with which Carmen will bewitch Jose.

All "Inspired By..." Series Bracelets come with a card that identifies the symbolism of the charms and colors used.

Habanera Bracelet

Written by Robin Pollock on 11 27 2020

Can't wait to wear this. Aqua and red beads draw the eye, topped off by the large red hibiscus, bird, bells and heart charms and smaller contrast beading. I plan on wearing this on Xmas day.

Habenara Bracelet

Written by Leslie Painter on 05 08 2020

One of my favorites! It is so beautiful with bright colors and it's Hispanic flair! Have received many compliments and love to wear it! I own a variety of Opera Bracelets and everyone is wonderful, well made, and so fun to wear!

Habanera - What a great bracelet!

Written by Raymonda Schwartz on 09 04 2019

Love the colors of this bracelet - and especially love the enamel flower! Terrific workmanship, as always - and I did appreciate the sale, too!

Beautiful Bracelet

Written by Joyce Tello on 01 12 2019

I gave my dear friend this bracelet. She loved it and it has special meaning to her.


Written by Jessica on 11 25 2018

My favorite part of this particular bracelet is the eclectic beads used to evoke the essence of the gypsy that Carmen is. They're wild and colorful, just like Carmen. I bought this bracelet for my best friend who I met when we performed in a production of the opera together. Cindy has a bracelet for every special occasion and special opera lover in your life!

Check, check and check.

Written by D.K. on 01 05 2017

Came on time for Christmas, even though I ordered at the last min. Quality was just as advertised. Came in a great gifting bag. I've recommended this site to at least 5 friends already. Mom happy.

Carmen bracelet for my friend Penny

Written by Lenette Johnson on 12 29 2016

I saw this bracelet on Facebook and thought it would be a great present for my friend Penny. She is a mezzo soprano and would be a wonderful Carmen but I have never seen her do this role. So in giving it to her, I told her I would have loved to see her sing this role. She loves the bracelet. Thank you...oh the candy was a special treat too.

Stunning Bracelet

Written by Liz on 11 29 2016

Great Price-Quality-Materials all first class. Great present for opera lovers or not!

She loved the opera bracelet!!

Written by Stephen on 02 22 2015

I purchased the Habanera Bracelet for my girlfriend's birthday and for Valentine's Day... She loved it and put it on immediately for our dinner date at our favorite restaurant...

Stuck in Traffic

Written by Jill Brackmann on 02 12 2015

So I was on my way home from work and got stuck at a stoplight at a busy intersection. The sun was just beginning to set (this sounds like I'm making it up but I'm not) and the rays happened to hit this bracelet, which I'd just purchased and was admiring while waiting for my green light. While I love the larger charms, in the sunlight I was able to see the patterns and shapes of the very tiniest beads and was struck by both the artistry and patience it took to select and string them all. The fact that the bracelet also relates to "Carmen," the first live opera I ever attended, makes this piece just perfect.

Absolutely lovely

Written by undefined on 10 26 2014

Thank you for this beautiful affordable bracelet. Cindy's willingness to "tweek" it just a little made it a custom gift for a family member.

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