Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe "Patroness of the Unborn" Charm Bracelet


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.
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
O Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Americas,
grant to our homes the grace of loving
and respecting life in its beginnings,
with the same love with which
you conceived in your womb
the life of the Son of God.
Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of Fair Love,
protect our families so that
they may always be united
and bless the upbringing of our children.

Our hope, look upon us with pity,
teach is to go continually to Jesus,
and if we fall
help us to rise again and return to Him
through the confession of our faults
and our sins in the Sacrament of penance,
which gives peace to the soul.

We beg you to grant us a great love
of all the holy Sacraments,
which are, as it were,
the signs that your Son left us on earth.
Thus, Most Holy Mother,
with the peace of God in our consciences,
with our hearts free from evil and hatred,
we will be able to bring to all others
true joy and peace,
which come to us from your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Amen.

(Pope John Paul II.)


With this bracelet I wanted to make honor to Our Lady of Guadalupe as "Patroness of the Unborn" adding a photo charm for a baby picture.
I also used a St. Gerard medal, Patron Saint of the unborn and other Catholic medals. I also used roses as well as Rose: The rose is regarded as the "queen of flowers", and often symbolizes Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Also an almost universal symbol of perfect love, its color, perfection of form, and fragrance, as well as its thorns signifies Mary's role in salvation history as the Mother of God the Savior who was crowned with thorns and shed His blood on the Cross for love of mankind. The rose, arising from a thorny bush, also signifies Mary, the Mystical Rose

Most of the roses are polymer clay. I did used a carved coral flower on center and a turquoise howlite stone cross.

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Vintage Mother of Pearl Medal Charm Bracelet


"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 was inspired to create a bracelet of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal surrounded by gemstones and flowers- I chose the rose because The rose is regarded as the "queen of flowers", and often symbolizes Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Also an almost universal symbol of perfect love, its color, perfection of form, and fragrance, as well as its thorns signifies Mary's role in salvation history as the Mother of God the Savior who was crowned with thorns and shed His blood on the Cross for love of mankind. The rose, arising from a thorny bush, also signifies Mary, the Mystical Rose


I used a beautiful vintage mother of pearl medal of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal surrounded by roses and Peruvian pink opal gemstones and Czech. Glass beads.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sacred Heart of Jesus Vintage Cameo 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.


On this bracelet I created to honor Our Most Humble and Loving Sacred Heart of Jesus, I used a vintage acrylic cameo on goldtone setting. Setting is not vintage. I used other Catholic medals including Miraculous Medal, St. Padre Pio, St. Michael and others. I also used a beautiful locket.


Virgin Mary "Queen of Angels" Charm Bracelet


August Queen of Heaven, sovereign Queen of Angels, you who at the beginning received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of satan, we beseech you humbly, send your Holy legions so that, on your orders and by your power, they will track down demons, fight them everywhere, curb their audacity and plunge them into the abyss.Who can be compared to God? Oh good and tender Mother, you will always be our love and our hope.Oh Divine Mother, send the Holy Angels and Archangels to defend me and to keep the cruel enemy far from me.Holy Angels and Archangels defend us, protect us. Amen.


I wanted to create a bracelet to honor Our Blessed Mother as "Queen of the Angels". I used a beautiful porcelain cameo of Virgin Mary being crowned by two angels. I used handcrafted angels made with vintage lucite, brass angel charms and a beautiful 3D cross with rhinestones.


Friday, March 20, 2009

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Virgin Mary "Our Lady of Sorrows" Catholic Bracelet

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS
Immaculate Mother of God,
who didst endure a martyrdom of love and grief,
beholding the sufferings and sorrows of Jesus!
Thou didst co-operate in the benefit of my redemption
by thy innumerable afflictions
and by offering to the Eternal Father His only-begotten Son
as a holocaust and victim of propitiation for my sins.
I thank thee for the unspeakable love
which led thee to deprive thyself of the Fruit of thy womb,
Jesus, true God and true Man,
to save me, a sinner.
Oh! make use of the unfailing intercession of thy sorrows
with the Father and the Son,
that I may steadfastly amend my life
and never again crucify my loving Redeemer by new sins;
arid that, persevering till death in His grace,
I may obtain eternal life through the merits of His Cross and Passion.
Amen.
(By St. Bridget)


I created this bracelet as a reminder of Our Blessed Mother's suffering and the tears she shed for love and sorrows of the crucifixion of Ouf Lord Jesus Christ. Love because, She loved him so much like She loves us and sorrow to see Him suffer the way He suffered.

I added teardrop beads to represent her sorrow and quartz hearts to represent her love. I also added angels, one decade rosary attached and other Catholic medals including St. Theresa, St. Michael, St. Anthony and others.


Virgin Mary "Madonna of the Grapes" Bracelet


CONSECRATION TO MARY
My Queen and my Mother,
I give myself entirely to you;
and to show my devotion to you,
I consecrate to you this day my eyes,
my ears, my mouth, my heart,
my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother,
as I am your own,
keep me, guard me,
as your property and possession.
Amen.



I feel blessed to be able to find some beautiful vintage cameos which included this cameo depicting Our Blessed Mother with Child Jesus "Madonna of the Grapes". To make honor to Our Blessed Mother, I added more Catholic Medals which include Our lady of Loreto, St. Benedict, St. Patrick and others.

Enhancing the beauty of the cameo, I added gorgeous colorful lampwork heart beads and pearls.




Monday, March 9, 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.





Raku is a special kind of firing process to the ceramic piece and glazing to give it a different finish to the ceramic.

I created another unique bracelet honoring Our Most Loyal Sacred Heart of Jesus. I used a unique raku bottle of a heart with thorns representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I added a vintage rosary piece, which are ten hail Mary beads and on the other side, I also added another piece of broken rosary with center and cross.

I added a goldtone color medal of Sacred Heart of Jesus, misc. beads including a blue quartz bead, purple jade , lampwork beads and other beads.





Holy Trinity Charm Bracelet

PRAYER TO THE HOLY TRINITY
Glory be to the Father,
Who by His almighty power and love created me,
making me in the image and likeness of God.
Glory be to the Son,
Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell,
and opened for me the gates of heaven.
Glory be to the Holy Spirit,
Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism,
and continues to sanctify me
by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.
Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity,
now and forever.
Amen.

I created this bracelet as reflection and reminder of Our Lord's crucifixion and resurrection.
I used a very unique Holy Trinity crucifix on center, surrounding it with ruby red glass lampwork wedding cake beads, ruby red glass beads as well.
Other Catholic medals I used are St. Frances Mother Cabrini, St. Francis Xavier, St. Jude, st. Caterine Laboure, St. Joseph, St. Rita, St. Charbel, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Holy Child of Atocha and others.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Turquoise Howlite and Coral 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 so inspired to create a bracelet in honor to Our Blessed Mother Our Lady of Guadalupe in a nostalgic way using turquoise and coral.
To create it that way I used vintage copper chain, I added a beautiful well detailed medal of Our Lady made in Mexico, attached to a turquoise color howlite stone cross. I added a couple of vintage medals of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Gerard and St. Joseph. I also added a very unique Caravaca cross, also made in Mexico. Other medals include, unique St. Benedict, miraculous Medal
I also added coral and howlite turquoise stones.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Our Lady of Sorrows Charm Bracelet


I compassionate thee, O most sorrowful Mother! Thy heart was pierced with a sword of grief when Simeon foretold to thee in the Temple the ignominious death and the desolation of thy Divine and most dear Son, which thou west destined one day to witness. By the great anguish of thy suffering heart, O gracious Queen of the universe, impress upon my mind, in life and in death, the sacred Passion of Jesus and shine own sorrows.Amen. By Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.

On this bracelet I wanted to create a boldness and emphasize on Our Lady's mourning and sorrow after Our Lord's death.

I used a well detailed resin cameo of Our Blessed Mother of Sorrows. I also used a beautiful 3D medal of Jesus Christ with crown of thorns, a 14K gold layered medal of St. Michael, vintage medal of Our Lady of Lourdes and Miraculous Medal.
I attached a one decade Rosary bracelet using vintage glass pearls. I also added milky white teardrop-shape glass beads representing Our Lady's tears.

Virgin Mary"s Love Charm Bracelet

MARIAN PRAYER OF MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA
Give us a heart as beautiful, pure, and spotless as yours. A heart like yours, so full of love and humility. May we be able to receive Jesus as the Bread of Life, to love Him as you loved Him, to serve Him under the mistreated face of the poor. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


I created this bracelet with this beautiful 3D cameo showing Our Blessed Mother's Love for Our Saviour, so tender and kind.
I added other goldtone color Catholic Medals of St. Therese, St. Anthony, Miraculous Medal and a brass medal of St. Ann.
I also added a gorgeous ornate crucifix and adding very unique porcelain beads in pink with brown making them look older.

Jesus Christ Cameo Bracelet

PRAYER TO THE CRUCIFIED JESUS
Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who at the sixth hour didst mount the gibbet of the Cross for the redemption of the world and didst shed Thy Precious Blood for the remission of our sins, we humbly beseech Thee, that Thou wouldst grant us the grace after death to enter with joy the gates of paradise. Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.


I created this bracelet as a reminder of Our Lord's ultimate sacrifice and His suffering.
I used a 3D resin cameo enhanced with beautiful Jasper, one of God's Creations, and smokey quartz.
I also added a Jerusalem cross (The four smaller crosses are said to symbolize either the four books of the Gospel or all five crosses can symbolize the five wonds of Christ during the Passion.)
I also added other Catholic medals, St. Joseph, St. Christopher, Virgin Mary, St. Michael and others.