Friday, May 29, 2009

Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Bracelet


THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL MEANINGFUL HANDCRAFTED BRACELET INSPIRED TO REPRESENT AND HONOR OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE

UNIQUE 1 1/2" CRUCIFIX (Like the one described by the seers that Our lady of Las Salette was wearing)

THE ROSES REPRESENT THE GARLAND OF ROSES OUR LADY WAS WEARING

THE PEARLS REPRESENT HER GOWN

THE GOLD CRYSTALS REPRESENT THE RADIANCE

THE WHITE AURORA BOREALIS CRYSTALS AND MILKY WHITE TEARDROP-SHAPE BEADS REPRESENT HER TEARS

14mm PINK POLYMER CLAY FLOWERS

12mm BURGANDY COLOR POLYMER CLAY FLOWERS

10mm SILVER AURORA BOREALIS GLASS BEADS

GOLDTONE ORNATE BEAD CAPS

GOLDTONE PLATED CHAIN


"On the 18th of September (1846), the eve of the Holy Apparition of the Holy Virgin.

The Most Holy Virgin was tall and well-proportioned. She seemed so light that a mere breath could have stirred Her, yet She was motionless and perfectly balanced. Her face was majestic, imposing, but not imposing in the manner of the Lords here below. She compelled a respectful fear. At the same time as Her Majesty compelled respect mingled with love, She drew me to Her. Her gaze was soft and penetrating. Her eyes seemed to speak to mine, but the conversation came out of a deep and vivid feeling of love for this ravishing beauty who was liquefying me. The softness of Her gaze, Her air of incomprehensible goodness made me understand and feel that she was drawing me to Her and wanted to give Herself. It was an expression of love which cannot be expressed with the tongue of the flesh, nor with the letters of the alphabet.

The clothing of the Most Holy Virgin was silver white and quite brilliant. It was quite intangible. It was made up of light and glory, sparkling and dazzling. There is no expression nor comparison to be found on earth

The Holy Virgin was all beauty and all love; the sight of Her overwhelmed me. In her finery as in Her person, everything radiated the majesty, the splendour, the magnificence of a Queen beyond compare. She seemed as white, immaculate, crystallized, dazzling, heavenly, fresh and new as a Virgin. The word LOVE seemed to slip from Her pure and silvery lips. She appeared to me like a good Mother, full of kindness, amiability, of love for us, of compassion and mercy.

The crown of roses which She had placed on Her head was so beautiful, so brilliant, that it defies imagination. The different coloured roses were not of this earth; it was a joining together of flowers which crowned the head of the Most Holy Virgin. But the roses kept changing and replacing each other, and then, from the heart of each rose, there shone a beautiful entrancing light, which gave the roses a shimmering beauty. From the crown of roses there seemed to arise golden branches and a number of little flowers mingled with the shining ones. The whole thing formed a most beautiful diadem, which alone shone brighter than our earth's sun.

The Holy Virgin had a most pretty cross hanging round Her neck. This cross seemed golden, (I say golden rather than gold-plated, for I have sometimes seen objects which were golden with varying shades of gold, which had a much more beautiful effect on my eyes than simple gold-plate). On this shining, beautiful cross, there was a Christ, it was Our Lord on the Cross. Near both ends of the cross there was a hammer, and at the other end, a pair of tongs. The Christ was skin-coloured, but He shone dazzlingly; and the light shone forth from his holy body seemed like brightly shining darts which pierced my heart with the desire to melt inside Him. At times, the Christ appeared to be dead. His head was bent forward and His body seemed to give way, as if about to fall, had He not been held back by the nails which held him to the Cross.


At other times, the Christ appeared to be alive. His head was erect, His eyes open, and He seemed to be on the cross of His own accord. At times too, He appeared to speak: He seemed to show that He was on the cross for our sake, out of love for us, to draw us to His love, and that He always has more love to give us, that His love in the beginning and in the year 33 is always that of today and will be for ever more.

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Raku Angel Bottle Catholic Charm Necklace


I was inspired to create another of this very unique Handcrafted Angel Bottle to be used to hold annointing oil, essential oil, a special prayer inside or any other special reliquary and carry with you in this special handcrafted necklace.

Bottle Handcrafted in Peru

This Angel pendant has a hole on top with a cork, which I decorated with rhinestones and a tiny medal of Our Lady of Mraculous Medal

I ALSO ADDED TWO TEN HAIL MARYS PIECES OF BROKEN ROSARIES ON BOTH SIDES (One being Blue Beads and other White)

HANDCRAFTED ANGELS MADE WITH: 14mm Vintage Brass Filigree Caps, Goldtone and Antique Goldtone Metal Wings and Halos, Czech. Glass Beads
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St. Anthony Rosary Charm Bracelet


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

On this bracelet I wanted to create a bracelet with a nostalgic feel and look due to the vintage cameo of St. Anthony. I added Smokey Quartz and turquoise color howlite beads.

I added a handcrafted tiny one-decade rosary to the bracelet and vintage pearls as well.

Medals used are Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Jude, St. Michael, Our Lady of Loreto and Our Lady of Medjugorje

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St. Michael Armor Bracelet

"The very name of Michael urges us to honor this glorious spirit; it is a cry of enthusiasm and fidelity, for it signifies: "Who is like unto God?" Satan trembles at hearing this name, for it reminds him of the noble protest wherewith the bright Archangel answered the call of the rebel angels. Michael proved his strength and prowess when he fought the great battle in Heaven. From that hour he has been known as "Michael, the captain of the armies of God, first Prince of the Holy City, to whom the other angels yield ready obedience. They most willingly and gratefully recognize his supremacy, for after God, they owe to him their perseverance in grace and their eternal happiness. With loving submission, they receive from him their various offices. They are attentive to the slightest wish, because they recognize in his commands and regulations the will of God, their sovereign Lord and King.*

* St. Michael and the angels

I wanted to create a bracelet in honor of St. Michael to be a reminder of his armor and I created this one with vintage and new bali-style beads, very ornate that I would think his armor would also be silver in color and ornate.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

St. Francis of Assisi Animal Lampwork Bracelet

Patron Saint of Animals


I was able to create this whimsical bracelet in honor of St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals, by using very unique glass lampwork beads, including a St. Francis 3rd class relic medal.

Lampwork animal beads include, dogs, cats, lizards, fish, toucan, horse, bird, rooster and others.

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Milagros Ethnic 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 wanted to create a Milagros bracelet with an ethnic look and feel to it. On this bracelet I added a large turquoise color howlite stone cross and howlite beads. Attached to the beads are several milagros charms including, eyes, leg, man praying, hands, women, goat, foot and others.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

VINTAGE & NEW ALTERED ART ST. THERESE CHARM BRACELET

This is a very unique bracelet I created in honor of St. Therese. I created it with a pocket watch creating a shrine to St. Therese, including Hail Marys from a broken rosary and rhinestones inside the watch. I made it with vintage and new medals and charms with a nostalgic feel and look to it.

I also added a Sacred Heart of Jesus medal, St. Christopher, cross, and Our Father prayer in brass charm. Also using vintage charms.

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St. Padre Pio Relic Bracelet



On this bracelet that I created in honor of St. Padre Pio, I used a large 3rd class relic medal surrounded by other Catholic medals including St. Benedict, St. Michael, Our Lady of Guadalupe with Holy Child of Atocha, St. James, St. Joseph, St. Dymphna and Virgin Mary.
Adding black glass beads with turquoise color howlite beads and pearls.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

St. Jude Religious Medals Charm Bracelet


(Patronage: Desperate situations; forgotten causes; hospitals, hospital workers; impossible causes)
Prayer to Saint Jude Thaddeus

Glorious Saint Jude, with faith in your goodness I ask your help today. As one of Christ's chosen Apostles, you are a pillar and foundation of His Church on earth. You are among the elders who stand always before God's throne.

Brother Jude, you are renowned for your kinship with Christ and your physical resemblance to our Savior. Help me remain close to Christ and resemble Him in my outlook and actions.

Holy Apostle, you are venerated for your work of preaching the gospel and your faithfulness to Christ by a martyr's death. Assist me to preach the good news of Christ by word and example, and remain steadfast in His service as you were.

From your place of glory, do not forget the needs and difficulties of Christ's little ones like me, still struggling on the way home to God. Pray for me that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (name special problem) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

Intercede for us all, gracious, brother Saint Jude, and pray for us to the Lord our God in our daily toil and our necessities. Amen.



On this bracelet I added a special St. Jude Relic medal. I also added other Catholic medals including St. Anthony, St. George, St. Padre Pio, St. Joan of Arc, St. Louis, St. Martin de Porres, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Vincent de Paul.

I added turquoise color howlite beads and beautiful mother of pearl beads, very unique combination.



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Patron Saint and Angels Charm Bracelet





I CREATED THIS BRACELET IN HONOR TO OUR PATRON SAINTS ADDING SEVERAL MEDALS TO THIS BRACELET AS A REMINDER THAT THEY ARE ONLY A PRAYER AWAY TO INTERCEDE FOR US.

INCLUDES A BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE LARGE 1 1/2" ACRYLIC CAMEO OF ST. LUCY ( Patron Saint of blindness)


Other medals I used are St. Anthony, St. Joan of Arc, St. Martha and others. I also added glass angel beads and misc. glass lampwork beads.