O Fortuna

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Made to order archived design 2-3 weeks for delivery! Beads and charms can become unavailable over time. All effort will be made to come as close as possible to the photographed design. Coupons and Sales do not apply.

The O Fortuna Bracelet is inspired by the words that begin Orf's majestic Carmina Burana.

I was surprised by the dark meaning of this very famous music. This bracelet was requested numerous times, so people really connect with this piece on a deep level.

I chose black luster and aurora borealis beads to evoke the mystery of fate and fortune. A moon charm and luminous glass sea opal bead symbolize the moon, reflecting the opening lines: "fortune like the moon". A ship's wheel indicates the mystical wheel of fortune, the "whirling wheel" so emblematic of Carmina Burana. A skull charm and bead represent death, the "fate that strikes down even the strong". Glass tears are the concluding words to O Fortuna: "Weep with me"

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

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  • 5
    O Fortuna

    Posted by Leslie Painter on 05 08 2020

    Another wonderful piece for my daughter in law who performed this in college. She is now a choir teacher and I feel like I have found the most perfect gifts for her, made by you! This is a unique, one of a kind find she will just love! It represents the song so well! I cant wait to give to her!

  • 5
    Cool, discussion piece jewelry

    Posted by Colleen S on 12 16 2017

    I've always loved Carmina Burana. The stories behind the bracelets make them even more interesting in addition to being so beautiful. I like the mix of silver and gold metals with this one and all the bead choices.

  • 5
    Love, love it

    Posted by Robin Pollock on 12 12 2017

    This was a must have since I have sung (Choirs) Carmina Burana a number of times over the years. I feel the black and navy beads so accurately depict the 'colors' of the music and the charms a perfect choice.

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