Thursday, February 26, 2009

St. Anthony Charm Bracelet


ST. ANTHONY
He is known as Miracle Worker; Doctor of the Church; He is especially invoked for the recovery of things lost; as well as against starvation,; patron of amputees, animals, domestic animals, the elderly, expectant mothers, faith in the Blessed Sacrament, fishermen, harvests, horses, lower animals, mail, mariners, oppressed persons sailors, scholars, sterility, travelers



Prayer to Saint Anthony the Wonder-Worker
Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find {mention your petition} which has been lost. As least restore to me peace adn tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God.Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen
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I created this bracelet with a beautiful and well detailed vintage medal of St. Anthony with Baby Jesus and st. Christopher on reverse side.

Other Catholic medals I used are: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Benedict, St. Joan of Arc, Infant of Prague, Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, St. Martha, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Dominic, st. Dymphna and other.

I used beautiful cobalt blue, white and red lampwork beads, cobalt blue Czech. glass beads and light blue aurora borealis glass beads to give it a unique look.





St. Frances Cabrini Charm Bracelet

PATRONAGE: EMIGRANTS, HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS, IMMIGRANTS, ORPHANS

She arrived in New York in 1889. She workded among immigrants, specially Italians. Mother Cabrini founded 67 institutions, including schools, hospitals and orphanages in the United States, Europe and South America. Like many of the people she worked with, Mother Cabrini became a United States citizen during her life, and after her death she was the first US citizen to be canonized.

This bracelet I created in honor of St. Cabrini, an extroardinary woman that left such legacy like all Saints.
This bracelet includesa 3rd class relic medal of St. Cabrini and other Catholic medals including Our Lady of Medjugorje, St. Martha, St. Joan of Arc, Archangel St. Gabriel, St. Theresa, Divine Mercy, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Holy Trinity.
I added some beautiful black with pink heart glass lampwork beads, pink pearls and a beautiful hametite cross as well.


Monday, February 23, 2009

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Charm Necklace

Lover of all creation, Champion of Justice, Patron Saint of animals and the environment, founded the Franciscan Order.
St. Francis of Assisi experienced all of God’s creation as Sacred. He saw God in “Brother Sun” and “Sister Moon” . He preached to the birds and animals


This another special creation in honor of St. Francis, I created this necklace using a medal of St. Francis and perfect for any cat and dog lover.
I also added a heart charm with a dog with angel wings with the words "Guardian Angel of Dogs".
I used very unique glass lampwork beads of only cats and animals and handpainted glass beads with dogs and misc. lampwork beads

St. Francis of Assisi Charm Bracelet


Lover of all creation, Champion of Justice, Patron Saint of animals and the environment, founded the Franciscan Order.
St. Francis of Assisi experienced all of God’s creation as Sacred. He saw God in “Brother Sun” and “Sister Moon” . He preached to the birds and animals


This special bracelet in honor of St. Francis, I created it using a Relic medal of St. Francis and perfect for any cat and dog lover.

I used very unique glass lampwork beads of only cats and animals and added a howlite stone cross on center to hold St. Francis' relic.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe Relic Charm Bracelet

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.

God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Through your justice present in our hearts, may your peace reign in the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

I was inspired to create this bracelet in honor to Our Blessed Mother Our Lady of Guadalupe in turquoise color. I created angels using turquoise howlite stone, adding tibetan turquoise and goldtone ornate bead caps as part of the gown and antique goldtone wings and halos.
On center I added a beautiful carved coral rose holding Our Blessed Mother's color medal.
Other Catholic medals I used are: St. Michael, Guardian Angel, St. Padre Pio, St. Peregrine, St. Philomena, Pope John Paul ll, Our Lady of Czestechowa and St. Francis Xavier.

St. Benedict Relic Charm Bracelet

PATRONAGE: Against evil, witchcraft; against poison; agricultural workers; carvers; civil engineers; copper smiths; dying people
THE JUBILEE MEDAL OF ST. BENEDICT
The power of St. Benedict is revealed in this small object that has been fostered by his spiritual sons many years. Marvelous is the aid which the St. Benedict Medal affords to its devout wearers in the manifold necessities of soul and body. On this account the Medal is well known and widely used throughout the Christian world; everywhere it is regarded as a highly favored object of devotion.
St. Benedict (born at Nursia, Italy, in 480) had a profound veneration for the holy Cross and for our Saviour Crucified. In virtue of the Sign of the Cross, he wrought many miracles and exercised great power over the spirits of darkness. In consequence of the great veneration in which St. Benedict was held from the early Middle Ages, it followed that a Medal was struck, one side of which represents St. Benedict holding the Cross in one hand and the Holy Rule in the other. Around the image of St. Benedict are these words in Latin "May his presence protect us in the hour of death." St. Benedict has ever been the patron of the dying, because of the circumstances attending his own most glorious death, for he breathed forth his soul while standing in prayer before the Most Blessed Sacrament.
The reverse of the Medal shows the image of the Cross. Around the margin are the initials of Latin words which form verses supposed to have originated with the holy Father Benedict himself. The English translation is: "Be gone Satan! Suggest not to me thy vain things. The cup thou profferest me is evil; drink thou thy poison." In the angles formed by the arms of the Cross are the letters C.S.P.B., signifying "Cross of the holy Father Benedict." The letters on the Cross itself have this meaning: "May the holy Cross be my light; let not the dragon be my guide."
Medals of Saint Benedict are sacramentals that may be blessed legitimately by any priest or deacon

I created this bracelet with a 3rd Class Relic of St. Benedict as well as a large medal. I added other Catholic Italian Medals: Four Way Cross, St. Christopher, St. Joseph, St. Dymphna, St. Joan of Arc, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Child of Atocha, St. Rita, Our Lady of Medjugorje, St. Isisdore, St. John of God, St. Dominic, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. I added a beautiful onyx and sterling silver connector adding a beautiful as well green turquoise howlite cross.
I added black glass beads and lots of cream color pearls as well.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SACRED HEART RAKU BOTTLE CATHOLIC CHARM NECKLACE


From the depth of my nothingness, I prostrate myself before Thee, O Most Sacred, Divine and Adorable Heart of Jesus, to pay Thee all the homage of love, praise and adoration in my power.Amen. - - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Prayer to the Sacred Heart by Saint Francis De Sales
May Thy Heart dwell always in our hearts!May Thy Blood ever flow in the veins of our souls!O sun of our hearts, Thou givest life to all things by the rays of Thy goodness!I will not go until Thy Heart has strengthened me, O Lord Jesus!May the Heart of Jesus be the King of my heart!Blessed be God. Amen.





When I attended the bead and gem show I found these unique raku bottles which are hollow and with cork. These can be used to carry anointing oil, essential oil, a special prayer, sacred belongings or any other reliquary that has sentimental value to you.
Raku is a special kind of firing process to the ceramic piece and glazing to give it a different finish to the ceramic.
I also added a color medal of Sacred Heart of Jesus and a tiny cross and I also added lampwork beads.

Miraculous Medal Altered Art Shrine Catholic Charm Necklace

"The Blessed Virgin was standing on a globe, and her face was beautiful beyond words. Her fingers were covered with precious jewels whose light dazzled me. And I heard: 'Behold the symbol of the graces I shed upon those who ask for them!' Then an oval frame formed around the Blessed Virgin and I read in letters of gold: 'O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.' The vision reversed and I beheld the letter 'M' surmounted by a cross, at the foot of the cross, a bar, and below all, the Heart of Jesus crowned with thorns, and the Heart of Mary pierced with a sword. A voice said to me, 'Have a medal struck after this model. Persons who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.' "Sister (now Saint) Catherine Labour".
THE RAYS BEING DISPERSED BY OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL CAME FROM THE GEMSTONES ON HER FINGERS



I created another necklace as a shrine to Our Lady of Miraculous Medal. I truly love making these style of necklaces to make honor to Our Blessed Mother.
I use a pocket statue of Our Lady, I added vintage rosary beads from vintage rosary, tiny blue enamel medal of Our Lady, tiny cross and vintage pearls and rhinestones.
I also added ten purple Czech. glass beads to make it a one decade rosary, adding a beautiful center and used a stunning turquoise howlite stone cross. I added lampwork bead, gemstones and pearls.



St. Therese Relic Charm Bracelet

Patronage AIDS sufferers; air crews; aircraft pilots; , ; florists; flower growers; foreign missions; illness; missionaries; parish missions; sick people; sickness;


I created another St. Therese's bracelet with a beautiful color medal and also I added her relic medal. I used other Catholic Medals of St. Padre Pio, Sorrowful Mother, Ecce Homo, Mother Theresa, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Anthony and others.
I used some gorgeous lampwork beads with puples, pinks and swirls.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

St. Michael and Milagros Charm Bracelet



MILAGROS
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.



Mother Theresa Charm Bracelet

Mother Teresa was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over forty years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.
By the 1970s she had become internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless, due in part to a documentary, and book, Something Beautiful for God by Malcom Muggeridge. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to expand, and at the time of her death it was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, orphanages, and schools.
Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.*
* Wikipedia
She is a well-recognized Spiritual woman that has made an impact on by her spirituality and sacrifices she made by helping the poorest and sick. She is a great example of the love for Our Lord .

MOTHER THERESE (Analyzing her deed and achievements, John Paul II asked: "Where did Mother Teresa find the strength to place herself completely at the service of others? She found it in prayer and in the silent contemplation of Jesus Christ, his Holy Face, his Sacred Heart.")

I created this special bracelet in honor of Mother Theresa using a relic medal. (Made in Italy) BACK OF MEDAL HAS THE WORDS - EX INDUMENTIS MEANING: "from the clothing worn" or could be of pieces of cloth that have touched the body or shrine of saint or apparition site.
Also includes:
ST. RITA ALUMINIUM MEDAL ( Patronage: Abuse victims, loneliness, sterility, bodily ills, desperate causes, difficult marriages, Philippines, forgotten causes, impossible causes, infertility, lost causes, parenthood, sick people, victims of physical spouse abuse, widows, wounds.)
1" ORNATE CROSS
OXIDIZED ITALIAN MEDALS
ASSUMPTION OF VIRGIN MARY
OUR LADY OF MEDJUGORJE
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES (He was venerated from the day of his death. Many miraculous cures, including raising the dead attributed to Brother Martin. First black American saint. Also known as Martin of Charity; the Saint of the Broom (for his devotion to his work, no matter how menial) Established an orphanage and children’s hospital for the poor children of the slums. Set up a shelter for the stray cats and dogs and nursed them back to health. Lived in self-imposed austerity, never ate meat, fasted continuously, and spent much time in prayer and meditation with a great devotion to the Holy Eucharist. )
ST. SEBASTIAN (Patron Saint of Soldiers; archers, athletes)
OUR LADY OF MIRACULOUS MEDAL
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
ST. JUDE (Patronage: Desperate situations; forgotten causes; hospitals, hospital workers; impossible causes)
ST. JOHN OF GOD (Patronage: Alcoholics; bodily ills; dying people; firefighters; heart patients)
ST. CHARBEL (Several post-mortem miracles attributed him, including periods in 1927 and when a bloody "sweat" flowed from his corpse. His tomb has become a place of pilgrimage for Lebanese and non-Lebanese, Christian and non-Christian alike)
OUR LADY OF CZESTECHOWA
OUR LADY OF VICTORY
LARGE 18mm COBALT BLUE GLASS LAMPWORK BEADS WITH SILVER AND GOLD FOIL
6mm GLASS PEARLS
12mm & 8mm TWO-TONE SILVER GLASS BEADS

Our Lady of Lourdes Water Medal

Our Lady of Lourdes: France, 1858
Our Lady appeared to 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, 18 times from February through July, 1858. During the apparitions she told Bernadette to dig a hole which later in the day produced a stream of water, bringing about thousands of spiritual and physical cures even to this day. Mary pleaded for "penitence! Penitence! Penitence!" and urged us to "Pray to God for sinners". She called herself the "Immaculate Conception".


HOLY WATER OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES
O ever Immaculate Virgin, mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comforter of the afflicted, you know my needs, my troubles, my sufferings, cast me a look of pity. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a priviledged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favours, and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal, I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence & implore your maternal intercession.


I found the beautiful center medal in auction which depicts Our Lady of Lourdes in the Grotto. This medal has been handpainted and was issued in Bankok, Thailand. It depicts Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception on front of medal and image of the Church of Thailand on reverse side
I also added a water medal from Lourdes and other Catholic Medals including, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Michael, St. Joseph, Guardian angel and others. I also added two beautiful jade flowers and gorgeous lampwork beads.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Turquoise Howlite Ornate Cross

I attended a semi-annual gem and bead show here in Tucson and found this beautiful ornate cross that would be perfect to add a bail and add it to a beaded necklace or just use alone on a chain.

St. Ann Relic Charm Bracelet

(Mother of Virgin Mary and Grandmother to Our Lord Jesus Christ -Patronage ; against poverty; cabinetmakers; carpenters; childless people; grandmothers; grandparents; homemakers; lost articles; miners; mothers; poverty; pregnancy; pregnant women; women in labor)

I created this bracelet in honor to St. Ann. I added a relic medal of St. Ann which is the one in the center of the bracelet. I added other oxidized Italian Catholic medals of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Czestechowa, Pope John Paul II, St. Margeret, St. Jude and others.
I used beautiful glass lampwork heart beads with pink flowers and added yellow and pink glass pearls to enhance the hearts.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Charm Bracelet

From the depth of my nothingness, I prostrate myself before Thee, O Most Sacred, Divine and Adorable Heart of Jesus, to pay Thee all the homage of love, praise and adoration in my power.Amen. - - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Prayer to the Sacred Heart by Saint Francis De Sales
May Thy Heart dwell always in our hearts!May Thy Blood ever flow in the veins of our souls!O sun of our hearts, Thou givest life to all things by the rays of Thy goodness!I will not go until Thy Heart has strengthened me, O Lord Jesus!May the Heart of Jesus be the King of my heart!Blessed be God. Amen.

I was inspired to create this beautiful bracelet by the "Divine Love" or Our most faithful Sacred Heart of Jesus, His heart always full of love for us.
I used a beautiful color medal of Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Therese, St. Peregrine, Guardian Angel and other Catholic Medals.
I added gorgeous red glass lampwork heart beads with gold shimmer encased in each heart that represent His Heart

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

St. Peregrine Relic Charm Bracelet

ST. PEREGRINE
He received a vision of Our Lady who told him to go to Siena, Italy, and there to join the Servites. After training and ordination, they assigned him to his home town. He lived and worked, as much as possible, in complete silence, in solitude, and without sitting down for 30 years in an attempt to do penance for his early life. When he did speak, he was known as a fervant preacher, excellent orator, and gentle confessor. Founded a Servite house at Forli. A victim of a spreading cancer in his foot, Peregrine was scheduled for an amputation. The night before the operation, he spent in prayer; that night received a vision of Christ who healed him with a touch. The next morning, Peregrine found his cancer completely healed.


Prayer to Saint Peregrine

For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you. (Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)
O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty," "The Wonder-Worker," because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.


I went to the semi-annual gem and bead show that comes to Tucson, AZ and I was able to find these gorgeous beads to create this spiritual blessing in Honor of St. Peregrine and be a reminder of those suffering from cancer that Our Lord, Our Blessed Mother and the Saints are and will be with you.

The gorgeous center bead transmits such a wonderful feeling of peace and changes with the gold shimmer swirl it just so beautiful

I added St. Peregrine relic medal and other Catholic medals include : St. Bededict
(Against evil, witchcraft; against poison; agricultural workers; carvers; civil engineers; coppersmiths; dying people )

Archangel St. Gabriel (Means "strength of God". God's strength is invincible against all attacks. Attacks on the dignity of the human person occur in the form of error in faith and morals, causing many to sin. St. Gabriel brought the message of God's promise of salvation to the Virgin Mary. We need this Word of God, Jesus Christ, more than ever in our troubled world of disorder and chaos. We ask God to strengthen our faith in Jesus, the Word and Truth of God, through the intercession of St. Gabriel, herald of the Good News of Jesus.)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Patronage: Death of children, in-law problems, loss of parents, widows, opposition of Church authorities)


St. Philomena (Patronage: babies, barrenness, bodily ills, children, children of Mary, desperate causes, forgotten causes, impossible causes, infants, infertility, lost causes, Living Rosary, newborns, poor people, priests, sick people, sickness, sterility, toddlers, young people, youth)

St. Joseph (Patronage: against doubt; against hesitation; cabinetmakers; carpenters; Catholic Church (1847 by Blessed Pope Pius IX); ; craftsmen; dying people; emigrants; engineers; expectant mothers; families; fathers; happy death)

St. Dymphna ( The site where she died is known for its miraculous healings of the insane and possessed. There is now a well-known institution on the site, and her relics are reported to cure insanity and epilepsy) Patron Saint of those who suffer from mental illnesses and nervous system disorders, epileptics, mental health professionals, happy families, incest victims, and runaways.)

St. Therese: ( Many miracles attributed to her. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II) Patronage: African missions; AIDS sufferers; air crews; aircraft pilots; aviators; bodily ills; flower growers; illness; loss of parents; missionaries; parish missions)

And other medals. Also I added other beautiful glass lampwork beads to enhance the beauty of the main bead.

Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus Bracelet


I found a beautiful vintage medal depicting Our Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus and holding a Cross. This is a pearlized medal with a raised center with picture.
I added a vintage crucifix and other Catholic medals like Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Jude, Our Lady of Lourdes, Guardian angels and others.
The combination of beads include magenta color glass pearls, antique rose and cream color Czech. Glass beads and Czech. glass beads.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Relic Charm Bracelet


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.
God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Through your justice present in our hearts, may your peace reign in the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


I was inspired to create this bracelet with this beautiful color medal of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a relic medal of Our Lady.


Back of relic medal has the words - Ex Indumentis Meaning: "from the clothing worn" or could be of pieces of cloth that have touched the body or shrine of saint or apparition site.
My inspiration to use turquoise, jasper and coral came from the wonderful colors Our Lady of Guadalupe would love.
I used other Catholic medals like Sacred Heart of Jesus, Miraculous Medal, St.Therese and others.

Our Lady of Loreto Charm Bracelet

The Holy House of Loreto, the house in which Our Blessed Mother was born, and in which the Annunciation occurred, is the first shrine of international renown dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and has been a true Marian center of Christianity for several centuries.
In its original form, the Holy House had only three walls because the eastern side, where the altar now stands, opened onto a Grotto. The three original walls, two of which can be seen on the sides of the chapel in the picture, rise to a height of three meters. The masonry above, made of local bricks, was added later including the vault (in 1536), to make the place more suitable for worship.
The Popes have always held the Shrine of Loreto in special esteem, taking it directly under their authority because of the "divine mysteries which took place there."
OUR LADY OF LORETO PROTECT MY FLIGHT
Our lady of Loreto, benevolent Patroness of aviators, protect and guide me on my flight. Look upon me with your gentleness, O Mary, and upon all travel with.
Shelter us from harm, Blessed Mother, and lead us safely to our destiny

On this bracelet I used a very unique vintage medal of Our Lady of Loreto with St. Petrus on reverse side. I also used a Lady of Medjugorje medal directly from Medjugorje. Other Catholic medals includes figural medal of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sorrowful Mother crucifix and other medal.
It has a vintage look due to bead caps have that appearance and agate gemstone used is rough therefore, having chips and not lustrous.