Music & Art Charms

Music & Art Charms

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Music & Arts Sterling Silver Charms

Bring the beauty of music and the arts to your charm bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry creations! Xinar has an incredible array of sterling silver music charms and art charms for all types of projects.

Give artist and musician friends and family the unique bracelets representing their passions or life’s work. We have hard-to-find silver charms that are intricately detailed and are just perfect for many projects. Explore charms like our bagpipes charm, the thinker charm, ballerina charm, and even a belly dancer charm.

Master silver casters make all our charms in the US through the traditional lost wax casting technique – a traditional method of casting three-dimensional and flatback-casted charms. This process requires years of practice and an incredible eye for detail, from creating the master mold to despurring the poured silver.

That is a lot to put a $5 or $10 charm on someone’s wrist or neck. We are fully committed to only giving our customers the best sterling silver charms for their projects, and we have been doing so for over twenty years.

A Brief History of Music

Music is likely to have played a significant role in the human life cycle even before we could speak. There is compelling evidence that prehistoric humans made primitive flutes out of animal bones and accompanied their melodies with percussion instruments made of stones and wood. To form social bonds or soothe a restless child, our distant ancestors would have relied on voice as their first and most natural form of expression. The music we know and love today has grown and flourished from these humble beginnings.

There is a clear distinction between sacred and secular music as we progress through the history of music, but it wasn’t until many years later that these categories were defined in this way.

Pre-Christian Greek and Roman music incorporated elements from both the west and east. Traveling musicians may have brought a wealth of new musical ideas and practices.

 

Scientists and musicologists can now speculate about how ancient Greek music might have sounded thanks to fragments of Greek notation that have survived. However, modality in Greek music is perhaps the most striking link between this music and those that followed.

Our knowledge about Roman and Greek musical instruments can be found in the frescos and some written accounts, including the Bible. However, the lyre and trumpet are both important instruments to have in your toolbox when it comes to poetry.

Monasteries and abbeys spread across Europe in the first century and became centers for developing sacred music among the faithful.

With the rise of Christianity came a new liturgy that required a new musical style to accompany it. Although the practices and beliefs of the Hebrew people influenced early Christian music, what emerged, as a result, became the foundation for sacred music for centuries. Strict adherence to the sacred Latin texts was maintained in the composition of the chants, which were only performed for God’s glory. When it came to musical accompaniment, there were no flourishes or frills.

According to tradition, Pope Gregory (AD 540-604) was responsible for advancing sacred music by creating what is known as Gregorian Chant, which features an open, perfect fifth.

However, the name has stuck, and the music remains distinct and vital as it moves away from plainchant toward polyphony despite some controversy surrounding this claim. Even in the Jewish people’s religious songs, a second vocal line was often supported by a droning drone that remained constant.

Beethoven stands out as the most influential composer when it comes to the transition from the Classical to the Romantic eras (1780–1880). The immense genius of Beethoven shaped the following decades by redefining many of the Classical era’s established musical conventions. He is nearly unmatched by others in his sonatas and concertos.

During the Romantic era, composers were encouraged to write more expressive and diverse music because of the advancements in the quality and range of many instruments. As a result, they were free to express their deepest feelings and dreams in expansive landscapes such as the Romantic orchestra.

“Symphonie Fantastique” by Berlioz or Wagner’s “Great Operas” are two examples of this. Along with Richard Strauss’ tone poems, Gustav Mahler’s symphonies stand as stone pillars of achievement at the close of the Romantic period.

We can’t even begin to imagine what comes next after such a glorious, heroic period in musical history, but things start to change dramatically as we enter the 20th century. Of course, the music of Elgar, Shostakovich, and Arthur Bliss still carries echoes of the Romantic Era into the next century. Still, it is the music of France, which we have named impressionism, that catches our attention.

Claude Debussy and Édouard Ravel are two of the most prominent composers of this vibrant style popularized by Monet and Manet.

Both Ravel and Debussy wrote a great deal of piano music heavily influenced by poetry. Musical compositions from their orchestral works are some of the most beautiful and evocative in the world.

The second Viennese school began to revolutionize the German world at the same time. Having grown tired of the limitations of tonality, Schoenberg decided to abandon it in favor of a twelve-tone serial system that gave each step of the chromatic scale equal musical importance. Atonal serial music resulted in a musical revolution, unlike anything that had ever occurred before.

A Brief History of Art

Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic artifacts are all examples of prehistoric art. Petroglyphs found in the Auditorium cave at Bhimbetka in central India, dating back to at least 290,000 BCE, are the oldest known works of art. They consist of a series of 10 cupules and a groove. It’s possible, however, that it’s much older (c.700,000 BCE).

The Blombos cave stone engravings and the cupules in the Dordogne rock shelter at La Ferrassie, which date back to 80,000 BCE, are examples of more advanced rock art, which began around 250,000 BCE.

There is a strong correlation between prehistoric culture and creativity and brain size and efficiency, and these two factors affect “higher” functions like language and artistic expression. Late Paleolithic sculpture and painting in France and the Iberian peninsular burst into prominence when “modern” human painters and sculptors like Cro-Magnon Man and Grimaldi Man arrived (50,000 BCE onwards).

There are many examples of these, including the Venus of Willendorf. Also included are mammoth ivory carvings from Hohle Fels and Vogelherd. Nonetheless, the most important prehistoric works of art are the paintings found in the caves of Chauvet, Lascaux, and Altamira in France.

Artists painted these murals in caves set aside as a sort of prehistoric art gallery, where they painted scenes of animals and hunting, in addition to more abstract or symbolic work. The charcoal and ochre images at Pech-Merle and Lascaux in France and the monochrome Chauvet Cave images of animals and conceptual drawings.

Altamira Cave in Spain includes polychrome images of bison and deer. These include Ubirr Aboriginal artworks (30,000 BCE), the animal figure paintings in charcoal and ochre at the Apollo 11 Cave (from 25,500 BCE), and the Bradshaw paintings (from 17,000 BCE) in Western Australia, as well as many other examples of rock art outside of Europe.

The Peloponnese was already the most important pottery center in Greece by 3000 BCE, long before the development of other art forms. When Indo-European tribes took over the Greek mainland around 2100 BCE, a new pottery style called Minyan Ware was introduced.

The Greeks took the initiative after that and introduced a series of incredible innovations, such as the beautifully proportioned Geometric Style pottery (900-725), Oriental pottery (725-760), Black Figure (600–480), and Red Figure (530–480) styles. To name just a few, Exekias is one of the most well-known Greek potters.

Roman architecture was unique in its grandiosity; its sculpture and paintings continued to mimic the Greek style, except their primary purpose were to glorify Rome’s power and majesty. Late Imperial Roman art (c.27 BCE – 200 CE) was more heroic, while early Roman art (c.200-27 BCE) was more realistic and detailed. Interior-design murals flourished, while high-quality panel painting was done in encaustic or tempera pigments, respectively. Many Roman sculptures were of lower quality, but some genuinely magnificent sculptures existed.

Many people think that art history is all about European and Chinese cultures, but there are many examples of art and craft from the earliest times around the known world.

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Hit the right note with our Sterling Silver Music to Your Ears Charm! Crafted from .925 Sterling Silver, this charm (½” x ¾”) adds a musical touch to bracelets & necklaces. Perfect for musicians & music fans!

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Channel your inner rockstar with this electrifying sterling silver guitar charm. A perfect gift for musicians and music lovers alike!

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Every note matters! Show your love for music with our adorable Sterling Silver 16th Note Charm. This tiny charm, crafted from .925 silver, is perfect for musicians, music teachers & anyone who enjoys the beauty of music. Shop & add it to your collection!

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Specifications

• Purity .925

• Size 1/4″ x 1/2″

•2.8 grams

• 3-D

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• Purity .925

• Size 7/16″ x 1″

• 2.3 grams

• 3-D

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• Purity .925

• Size 3/16″ x 3/4″

• 1.0 grams

• 3-D

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Show your love for music with our beautifully crafted 3D Treble Clef charm. A timeless addition to any bracelet or necklace.

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Squeeze some charm into your style! Sterling silver accordion charm for bracelets & necklaces. Perfect for musicians & lovers of unique instruments. Shop now & make a statement!

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Sterling silver acoustic guitar charm. Show off your musical passion with this handcrafted charm. Perfect for musicians and music lovers.

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Delicate sterling silver bagpipes charm for bracelets or necklaces. Perfect for Scots at heart & music enthusiasts. Add a touch of Celtic flair to your look.

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Capture the magic of ballet with this delightful sterling silver ballerina charm. A perfect addition for any dance enthusiast’s bracelet.

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Show your love for the banjo’s unique sound with this adorable sterling silver charm. A fun addition to any music lover’s bracelet!

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Two musical hearts beat as one! This sterling silver charm features a bass & treble clef forming a heart. A perfect gift for the music lover in your life.

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Belly Dancer Charm Specs: Captures the grace of the dance! Crafted from .925 Sterling Silver, this charm measures approx. ¾” tall (nickel-sized).

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Capture the vivacious energy of the can-can with our Sterling Silver Can-Can Dancer Charm! This playful charm adds a touch of Parisian flair to your bracelet and is perfect for dance enthusiasts and lovers of bold style.

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Embrace the rich sound of the cello with this beautiful sterling silver charm. A perfect gift for cellists and music lovers!

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