Thursday, December 30, 2010

St. Michael and Archangels Religious Charm 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 preseverance 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

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

Sacred Heart Pocket Watch Shrine Religious Necklace

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

Earrings and More Earrings

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

Virgin Mary, Saints Religious Medals Catholic Bracelet

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

I added chain so I could add medals and beads
I also added two strands of Czech. glass beads and faux pearls to make it more dramatic and beautiful

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Miraculous Medal Altered Art Religious Necklace

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

Virgin Mary Miraculous Medal Religious Medals Bracelet

 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 just love this blue, resembling Our Lady's Mantle. It's so bold and peaceful at the same time.

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

Jesus Christ, Saints Catholic Religious Medals Bracelet

O God the King of glory,
You have exalted Your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to Your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech You, leave us not comfortless,
but send Your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where Our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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

Our Lady of La Salette Cameo Religious Medals Bracelet

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

Our Lady of Fatima, Saints Religious Medals Bracelet

O Most Holy Virgin Mary,
Queen of the most Holy Rosary,
you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima
and reveal a glorious message.
We implore you,
inspire in our hearts a fervent love
for the recitation of the Rosary.
By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption
that are recalled therein
may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask,
through the merits of Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Redeemer.

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.

Miraculous Medal Watch Shrine Religious Necklace

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

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Medals Charm Bracelet

Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, what ineffable power thy divine Son hath given thee over His own adorable Heart. Full of trust in thy merits, we come before thee and beg thy protection. O heavenly Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, that Heart which is the inexhaustible source of all graces, which thou mayest open to us at thy good pleasure, in order that from it may flow forth upon mankind the riches of love and mercy, light and salvation, that are contained therein; grant unto us, we beseech thee, the favors which we seek. . . . We can never, never be refused by thee, and since thou art our Mother, O our Lady of the Sacred Heart, graciously hear our prayers and grant our request. Amen

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

St. Joseph Cameo, Saints Religious Medals Bracelet

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, Our 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 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.

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.

I used a beautiful vintage cameo of St. Joseph with Baby Jesus and many other catholic medals including St. Rocco, St. George, St. Clare, St. Benedict, St. Martin de Porres and others. Beads I used glass pearls and Czech. glass

Thursday, December 2, 2010

St. Barbara Religious Saints Medals Bracelet

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