The Nutcracker Ballet Bracelet

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The Nutcracker Ballet Bracelet tells the story of Tchaikovsky's holiday ballet through symbolic beads and charms. This piece makes a meaningful gift for ballerinas, ballet lovers and anyone who considers The Nutcracker to be a family holiday tradition. 

"A few years ago, I purchased your "Nutcracker" bracelet for my grand daughter and for me. It is absolutely amazing.. Your packaging and delivery was magical and a "gift" within itself. Your jewelry is truly a "treasure" that is loved and enjoyed throughout the years!" -Lorraine

Each bead and charm of The Nutcracker Ballet Bracelet represents a character or moment from the work. 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.

Please Note: Opera Bracelets contain small delicate parts and are not intended for children.

  • Clara is represented by a pale pink bead; Fritz her brother is a light blue bead.
  • The beloved Nutcracker is first a red bead with a Nutcracker charm, then a crackled red bead signifying Fritz breaking the Nutcracker. A sparkling gold crystal indicates when he is transformed into a prince.
  • Wise and mystical, seeing beyond the ordinary world, Doctor Drosselmeyer is a luminous purple cat's eye. His clockwork dolls are represented by a diamond shaped bead (Harlequin), flower (Ballerina) and blue bead (Soldier).
  • A small Christmas tree bead is later followed by a larger Christmas tree charm signifying its magical growth. A crown and mouse bead indicate the Mouse King.
  • A slipper charm indicates the moment when Clara throws her slipper to distract the Mouse King, allowing the Nutcracker to strike a fatal blow.
  • Blue and white beads and a delicate snowflake bead indicate the snowy night in which Clara and the Prince meet the dancing snowflakes.
  • I chose a pink crystal to represent the Sugarplum Fairy indicating sugar's crystalline nature. A blue crystal is her cavalier and a ballet pas de deux charm indicate their series of dances.
  • A chocolate colored pearl evokes Spanish chocolate, a coffee bean bead is Arabian coffee, a Chinese porcelain bead symbolizes Chinese tea. An intricate gingerbread bead represents Mother Ginger.
  • Charms represent the Russian Dance (candy cane) and the dance of the toy flutes (pan-flute charm). A millefiore (thousand-flowered) bead is the waltz of the flowers, and a swirled pink bead symbolizes the graceful music of the final dance.
  • A sun bead symbolizes the arrival of Christmas morning.

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  • 5
    Simply Awesome!

    Posted by Luann on 01 13 2017

    This is a beautiful exquisite bracelet. It's such a great gift for my daughters who own a dance studio and put on the Nutcracker every year! I even bought one for one of the teachers and they loved it! A must have for anyone in the dance world!

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Unknown on 12 04 2016

    Well done! Will pass it on to my granddaughter who is graduating with a dance major. But I want to wear it once or twice first!!!! She will love it!

  • 5
    Brilliant, Unique, Beautiful

    Posted by Nancy F. on 11 21 2016

    I ordered the lovely Nutcracker bracelet for my 13 year old daughter. She is Clara, as she has been for the past 3 years. What an honor! I wanted something to commemorate this year's performance, but just couldn't find anything unique. When I saw the opera bracelets I was blown away! Then, I couldn't decide which one to purchase. Since she will be Clara it made sense to choose that one. It is a beauty! But, then, I read how the Nutcracker one represents the whole story...each bead sequences each scene. I ordered it, it came within just a few days, and when I opened it, I got tears in my eyes. I can't wait to present it to my "Clara" Fri nite. Thank you for creating the perfect piece!

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