Friday, October 31, 2008

Milagros Necklace

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 love creating Milagros necklaces and bracelets. They are a reminder of faith and knowing that a miracle will occur.

This necklace I used a stunning 4 inch copper patina heart Milagro, may represent the Sacred Heart of Jesus of human heart aliment, I also used other smaller milagros, Catholic Medals including a vintage St. George medal, vintage copper chain and turquoise.

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