Thursday, July 23, 2009

RELIGIOUS TREASURES ALTERED ART CATHOLIC NECKLACE



I was inspired to create another necklace with the inspiration of a shrine to Sacred Heart of Jesus including some vintage treasures and be able to carry with you all the time.


On this necklace I used a locket with a resin cameo of Jesus. Inside of locket I added a tiny pocket statue of Sacred Heart of Jesus, a rhinestone cross and other rhinestones and vintage lace.
On the necklace itself, I used vintage rosary parts including crucifix and rosary center and a vintage locket.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

ST. JOSEPH RELIC SAINTS MEDALS RELIGIOUS CHARM BRACELET

St. Joseph is also patron of the universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and social justice.

Oh, St Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong,
so prompt before the throne of God,
I place in you all my interest and desires.
Oh, St Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession,
and obtain for me from your divine Son
all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, out Lord.
So that, having engages here below your heavenly power,
I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

Oh, St Joseph, I never weary contemplating you,
and Jesus asleep in your arm;
I dare not approach while he reposes near your heart.
Press Him in my name and kiss His find head for me
and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St Joseph, patron of departing souls - Pray for me.

On this bracelet honoring St. Joseph, I also added His 3rd class relic medal. A beautiful vintage acrylic cameo of St. Joseph with Child Jesus. Vintage and new Catholic medals including Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Martha and Pieta all being surrounded by beautiful brass color pearlized mother of pearl beads and glass pearls.
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"QUEEN OF HEAVEN, QUEEN OF PEACE, QUEEN OF ANGELS"

"QUEEN OF HEAVEN, QUEEN OF PEACE, QUEEN OF ANGELS"
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.


St. Alphonsus Liguori is often quoted as saying that "Devotion to St. Michael and the holy angels is a mark of predestination." This reason alone were certainly sufficient to induce us not to neglect their veneration. On the contrary, we should earnestly strive to cultivate their friendship, in which we ashall indeed be blessed, for no earthly friends can compare with them in goodness, in power and in love." Jesus is the head of the Angels

I was inspired to create a bracelet in honor of Our Blessed Mother "Queen of Angels" with a beautiful handcrafted porcelain cameo and surrounding it with metal and handcrafted angels. I added a white rhinestone crown to represent Her crown.

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St. Francis of Assisi, 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.
Father Francis and his companions were making a trip through the Spoleto Valley near the town of Bevagna. Suddenly, Francis spotted a great number of birds of all varieties. There were doves, crows and all sorts of birds. Swept up in the moment, Francis left his friends in the road and ran after the birds, who patiently waited for him. He greeted them in his usual way, expecting them to scurry off into the air as he spoke. But they moved not.

Filled with awe, he asked them if they would stay awhile and listen to the Word of God. He said to them: “My brother and sister birds, you should praise your Creator and always love him: He gave you feathers for clothes, wings to fly and all other things that you need. It is God who made you noble among all creatures, making your home in thin, pure air. Without sowing or reaping, you receive God’s guidance and protection.”
At this the birds began to spread their wings, stretch their necks and gaze at Francis, rejoicing and praising God in a wonderful way according to their nature. Francis then walked right through the middle of them, turned around and came back, touching their heads and bodies with his tunic.

Then he gave them his blessing, making the sign of the cross over them. At that they flew off and Francis, rejoicing and giving thanks to God, went on his way.








If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
St. Francis of Assisi
I created this unique necklace in honor of St. Francis and one of God's creations. I created with very unique and vintage and new animal charms and broaches. Including a very unique large leopard with moving parts.
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Monday, July 13, 2009

VINTAGE & NEW CATHOLIC SAINTS MEDALS CHARM NECKLACE


I wanted to create a necklace with a different feel and look to it making honor to the Divine.
I used a very rare medal of St. Peter and Paul and rare as well a holographic medal of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. I used other Catholic medals including a vintage St. Christopher attached with Hail Mary beads from a broken Rosary, a photo frame with a picture of Our Lady of Lourdes, a beautiful blue glass medal with Holy Spirit and a vintage medal of Our Lady of the Island.
I added natural Peruvian blue opal and glass beads.
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ST. RITA RELIC & SAINTS RELIGIOUS MEDALS CHARM BRACELET



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.

On this bracelet I created in honor of St. Rita I wanted to add flowers to surround the Catholic medals which I included St. Therese, St. John of God, Mother Theresa, St. Joan of Arc, St. Anthony St. Kateri and a large crucifix. I also added beautiful glass lampwork heart beads.
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ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA RELIC RELIGIOUS MEDALS BRACELET



ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA
Native American from the Turtle Clan, she was known as 'Lily of the Mohawks'.

Kateri Tekakwitha, known as “the Lily of the Mohawk”, was born in 1656 of a captive Algonquin mother and an Iroquois chieftain. Her mother was a Christian but dared not baptize Kateri or her younger brother. When an epidemic of smallpox broke out in 1660, the little girl lost her mother and brother, perhaps also her father at that time; she herself nearly succumbed to the malady.

Her uncle, who adopted her, later wanted her to marry a young Iroquois her own age, but she refused, having already experienced the horror of the Iroquois brutalities. When in 1675 Father Jacques de Lamberville, Jesuit missionary, discovered on the banks of the Mohawk River this “beautiful lily”, he transplanted her to the mission of St. Francis Xavier near Montreal, which had been founded a few years before. She received her first Communion there on Christmas day of 1676.

In 1679, on the feast of the Annunciation, with the authorization of one of the Fathers at the mission, Kateri privately pronounced a vow of perpetual chastity and consecrated herself to the Blessed Virgin. From that time on, she and her rosary were inseparable. Her health had never been strong, and her penances contributed to weakening it further. It was during Holy Week of 1680 that this young Indian maiden quietly expired, invoking the names of Jesus and Mary. Miracles and favors were attributed to her soon after her death.

I created this bracelet with much love and admiration to St. Kateri Tekakwitha- using turquoise, copper, story teller charm, Zuni bear and horse beads made with gemstones. Catholic medals used are: St. Joan of Arc, St. Padre Pio, St. Vincent de Paul, St. John of God, Our Lady of Czestochowa, Pope John Paul II and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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