Thursday, December 30, 2010
Power and Might that is what comes to my mind when I think of St. Michael. Mikael as he introduced himself my first experience with this glorious Archangel.
So powerful and fast to protect us from any evil or any harm. Invoking his powerful name Mikael brings me comfort knowing God gave him the power to help us in that instant.
I love the medal I used on this bracelet, it conveys that power and might. I also used other Archangel charms including St. Raphael, St. Gabriel, Uriel, Samuel, Jophiel and Zadquiel.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I was so blessed to be able to find such a unique vintage pocket statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it's so beautiful with the red color, so different and I was so inspired to create a necklace to be a shrine but to be visible.
I used a pocket watch to assemble the shrine inside with the Sacred Heart pocket statue, Figural medals of Our Lady of Grace and St. Therese. I then adorned it with lace, faux pearls and Czech. rhinestones. I added vintage and Austrian crystal to the necklace to make it look more antique.
Monday, December 27, 2010
I was so inspired today to create more earrings.
I had not created any for a while and today was the day of inspiration and I would not create without the inspiration.
There is a special surge of energy I must feel with the inspiration to create a piece.
I created honoring Our Blessed Mother and Glorious Archangels, including St. Michael, St. Gabriel and Uriel
These are listed in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/angelostreasures
I came across a beautiful watch that was no longer working but I loved the detail on the face and sides and was inspired to make it a bracelet and I added a figural medal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help inside watch's face
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
As soon as I saw this pill box with the blue enamel and the beautiful golden image of Our Lady of Grace, I fell in love with it, I felt something very special and when I opened I knew I could create a meaningful necklace with it.
Inside I used a beautiful vintage medal of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal of Marian year 1854 - 1954 and adorned it with Czech. rhinestones.
I also created a shrine to Our Lord, Sacred Heart, St. Padre Pio and St. Joseph. I added some vintage pearls and vintage lace
Friday, December 17, 2010
I just love this blue, resembling Our Lady's Mantle. It's so bold and peaceful at the same time.
THE MEMORARE OF ST. BERNARD
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it Known that any one who Fled to thy protection, implored Thy help, and sought thy Intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother, to thee I Come, before thee I stand sinful And sorrowful. O mother Of the Word Incarnate! Despise Not my petitions, but, in Thy mercy, hear and answer Me. Amen
I used a beautiful vintage medal of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal and many other Catholic medals
May this mantle be a protective shield for us.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This is another special and meaningful bracelet I created as a reminder of Our Lord's suffering for His Love.
I used a stunning goldtone vintage medal of Jesus with crown of thorns "Ecce Homo" and on reverse side Our Beautiful Lady of Guadalupe
I used many vintage and new medals on this bracelet and I wanted to create a bold reminder by making this bracelet bold using red coral beads to make it really stand out.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I created this bracelet beautiful and meaningful bracelet honoring Our beautiful Lady of la Salette. I used a gorgeous handmade porcelain cameo of Our Lady.
The roses represent the garland of roses Our Lady was wearing
The pearls represent Her gown
The gold crystals represent Her Radiance
The white aurora borealis teardrop-shape crystals represent Her tears
Friday, December 10, 2010
This is a special bracelet I created in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. I used a stunning cameo of Our Lady of Fatima and used pink glass pearls and blue Czech. glass.
Catholic medals I used on this bracelet are St. Padre Pio, Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, St. Anthony, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Peregrine, Holy Family, St. Dominic with Queen of Most Holy Rosary on reverse side.
This is another style of necklace I love creating to give honor to Our Blessed Mother Mary. I love it because of the clear glass that you can actually see the image inside and the medals
This one gives honor to Our Lady of Miraculous Medal. I added a vintage pocket statue and vintage medals and lace.
Necklace has been created with beautiful vintage beads.
Monday, December 6, 2010
This is another inspirational bracelet I created honoring Our Beautiful Lady of the Immaculate Heart.
I used a beautiful color medal and adorned it with Czech. rhinestones. I used many other Catholic medals including Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Czestochowa, Archangel St. Gabriel, Padre Pio and others and added a beautiful handcrafted angel created with a heart bead.
Friday, December 3, 2010
I was able to create this beautiful bracelet honoring one humble man taking a very important part of Our Lord's life as a father on earth to Our Lord
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Saint Barbara became the patron saint of artillerymen, military engineers, gunsmiths, miners and anyone else who worked with cannon and explosives, against thunder, lightning,and sudden death.
O God, Who didst adorn Thy holy Virgin and Martyr Barbara with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith, and didst console her in the most atrocious torments; grant us through her intercession perseverance in the fulfillment of Thy law and the grace of being fortified before our end with the holy Sacraments, and of a happy death. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
I was able to find such a beautiful vintage Mother of Pearl medal of St. Barbara made in Italy to create this bracelet honoring St. Barbara.
I wanted to create it very colorful and mixed materials from lampwork, glass pearl and wedding cake beads
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This is another special and meaningful locket shrine necklace I created honoring Our Beautiful Lady of Fatima, Jesus and St. Padre Pio
I added a 3D resin cameo of Our Lady of Fatima and inside of locket I added a very unique medal with earth from San Giovanni Rotondo, Padre Pio's Shrine. Included inside are a tiny crucifix, tiny chalice and tiny archangel St. Gabriel figure adorned with rhinestones
It's a wonderful way to express your devotion and be able to carry such wonderful relic with you.
Monday, November 29, 2010
When I create a bracelet honoring Our Lady of Perpetual Help, I always feel so joyous, love the image itself, love the sweet expression of Our Mother Mary's face and how She is embracing Our Lord and love the colors.
I was able to create another bracelet in Her honor and Our Lord's honor using a gorgeous porcelain cameo adorned with Sapphire color Czech. rhinestones.
I used a smaller vintage cameo of Sacred Heart of Jesus as well and many Catholic medals including a beautiful rosary center of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
BY ST. THERESE
O Jesus, eternal Priest, keep Your priests
within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
Which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips,
Daily purpled with Your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts, sealed
With the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
May the soul to whom they minister be their
Joy and consolation here and in heaven their
Beautiful and everlasting crown.
I created another altered art necklace honoring beautiful St. Therese
I could just feel so much love when I was creating this necklace, it is difficult to describe and when I began I had no idea what to add and all of the sudden everything just came together including the beautiful rose
Inside locket I added a vintage picture of Sacred Heart of Jesus a pocket statue of St. Anthony, vintage Hail Mary beads from broken rosary
May St. Therese always be with you
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
These are one of my favorite necklaces to make because you can see inside the locket watch pendant and it makes it more special
I made this necklace honoring Our Child Jesus Infant of Prague. I used a vintage pocket statue with beautiful design, a vintage medal of Child Jesus and a tiny cross adorned with rhinestones and vintage pearls
Monday, November 22, 2010
Prayer is, for me, an outburst from the heart; it is a simple glance darted upwards to Heaven; it is a cry of gratitude and of love in the midst of trial as in the midst of joy! In a word, it is something exalted, supernatural, which dilates the soul and unites it to God. Sometimes when I find myself, spiritually, in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly a Pater or an Ave Maria; these prayers alone console me; they suffice, they nourish my soul.
I created another honoring St. Therese. I was inspired by roses, which I added several beautiful purple polymer clay. St. Therese is a beautiful and unique figural medal on center. I also added several other Catholic medals including a figural medal of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus.
I also added a beautiful cameo of Our Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus. The combination of colors include, purple and lavender.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
THE MEMORARE OF ST. BERNARD
Remember, O most gracious
Virgin Mary, that never was it
Known that any one who
Fled to thy protection, implored
Thy help, and sought thy
Intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto thee, O Virgin of
Virgins, my Mother, to thee I
Come, before thee I stand sinful
And sorrowful. O mother
Of the Word Incarnate! Despise
Not my petitions, but, in
Thy mercy, hear and answer
With this bracelet I wanted to make honor to Our Beautiful Blessed Mother Our Lady of Victory. I added a beautiful figural medal of Our Lady with Baby Jesus, I just love this medal, I can just look at it and it brings me joy and peace.
I added many other Catholic medals including St. Jude, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Patrick, St. Vincent de Paul, Our Lady of Guadalupe with Holy Child of Atocha and others.
Beads I added natural gemstones, mother of pearl, Czech. glass and glass pearls adorned with rhinestone rondelles