Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe Amber and Turquoise Catholic Necklace





PATRONESS OF THE UNBORN
THE BLACK BELT
She was with child because she wore the Aztec Maternity Belt.

In 1531 a "Lady from Heaven" appeared to a poor Indian at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City; she identified herself as the Mother of the True God, instructed him to have the bishop build a temple on the site and left an image of herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 474 years later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin.

When I wanted to create another necklace in honor of Our Most Humble Lady of Guadalupe, I wanted it to have an ethnic feel and look to it.

I used a beautiful color vintage cameo of Our Lady of Guadalupe set in copper setting and surrounded by turquoise beads. I also added a large turquoise bead and amber. Crosses and other beads are turquoise color howlite beads.

I also added a copper tiny cross and a copper St. Benedict medal.

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