Thursday, February 12, 2009

St. Michael and 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 found this beautiful solid 3D heart milagro representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus. To this bracelet I added other milagros, like leg, eyes, man praying, breasts (can represent for breast cancer), torso and others. I also a very unique and rare figural medal of St. Michael in colonial armor.
I used beautiful handpainted peruvian beads and turquoise beads as well.

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