Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Vintage & New Milagros Charm Bracelet

Milagros "Miracles" are small devotional charms that are traditionally used in most Latin American Countries. These votives are placed in small shrines, church, nichos, retablos, saints or altars.
Milagros also refers to an ancient aspect of Hispanic Folk Culture: Small silver or gold votive offerings.
A person attaches a Milagro to a saint for a special request of a miracle for a particular aliment of the body.

I created this unique bracelet using a beautiful copper with patina finish heart Milagro, which represents Sacred Heart of Jesus, made in Peru. I added smaller milagros from breasts, representing healing for breast cancer, I added a leg, children, cat, sheep, bull, corn & eyes. I added chalk turquoise and Peruvian colorful beads to give it a folklore look and feel to it all in a vintage copper chain.

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