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!
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.
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.
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.
This one is special to me because I have sung (in choirs) this music several times now over the years. The black beads so lend themselves this oh so rousing music. I love it