Sunday, May 30, 2010

"Sacred Treasures" Religious Locket Shrine Necklace

This is a very special creation I was inspired to create

"Sacred Treasures"

I created it as a locket shrine to be able to carry with you all the time and be a statement of our faith

When you open the beautiful Mother of Pearl locket, it will reveal a beautiful shrine I created using pocket statues and adorned it as They would be in Heaven

I added a piece of a broken Rosary as well as it may touch someone just by admiring it, without it, they won't know of the hidden treasure inside.

I truly loved creating this piece so much, I wish I could make many more similar. That special locket has been difficult to find.

OL Perpetual Help, Saints Religious Medals Bracelet

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour


It represents the Mother of God holding the Divine Child while the Archangels Michael and Gabriel present before Him the instruments of His Passion. Over the figures in the picture are some Greek letters which form the abbreviated words Mother of God, Jesus Christ, Archangel Michael, and Archangel Gabriel respectively. It was brought to Rome towards the end of the fifteenth century by a pious merchant, who, dying there, ordered by his will that the picture should be exposed in a church for public veneration. It was exposed in the church of San Matteo, Via Merulana, between St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran. Crowds flocked to this church, and for nearly three hundred years many graces were obtained through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. The picture was then popularly called the Madonna di San Matteo. The church was served for a time by the Hermits of St. Augustine, who had sheltered their Irish brethren in their distress. These Augustinians were still in charge when the French invaded Rome (1812) and destroyed the church. The picture disappeared; it remained hidden and neglected for over forty years, but a series of providential circumstances between 1863 and 1865 led to its discovery in an oratory of the Augustinian Fathers at Santa Maria in Posterula. *Catholic Encyclopedia

I created another bracelet honoring Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I used a beautiful color medal adorned it with rhinestones on a beautiful setting.

I added a couple of vintage medals, including a stunning glass medal of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal.

I used many beads of different colors, sizes and shapes

I feel so blessed to be able to find a beautiful setting to add to this beautiful medal and adorn it with rhinestones

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

St. Joan of Arc, St. Michael Religious Cross Necklace

I have created this unique antique-style necklace with a very unique and beautiful St. Joan of Arc center made of brass.

I attached a stunning large vintage brass cross, vintage St. Rita medal as well as a unique brass St. Michael with Our Lady of Miraculous Medal attached to the necklace.

Beads are natural gemstones, agate and smokey quartz

All the wire and findings are brass

I love how the combination just came together to compliment the medals and cross.

This special cross was sent to me by a special person in Texas that wanted me to use it in one of my creations.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Our Lady of Guadalupe Religious Saint Medal Charm Bracelet

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.)

I truly enjoyed making another bracelet honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe using a three strand copper bracelet.

I used a beautiful color pendant of Our Lady of Guadalupe adorned with brass stamping and aluminium roses. Other medals I used are Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Infant of Prague, St. Valentine, St. Raymond, St. Cecilia and included a beautiful green howlite cross.

Beads include glass lampwork, turquoise and pearls.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Immaculate Heart, Saints Religious Medal Charm Bracelet

Our Lady of The Sacred Heart
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

To this bracelet I added a beautiful porcelain cameo of Our Lady of Immaculate Heart set on goldtone setting. I added a beautiful as well gold plated medal of Our Lady of Guadalupe, silvertone Italian medals of St. Michael, St. Padre Pio, St. Anthony and others.
For beads I used natural purple jade, glass pearls and fresh water pearls adding to this unique combination I added a large pendant, previously was an earring to make it bold.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Virgin Mary, Saints Religious Medals Charm Bracelet

I found this beautiful antique style icon of Our Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus, which I added a vintage rhinestone.
To this bracelet I also added a very unique large link copper chain, vintage and new medals including an Our Lady of Fatima cameo and a vintage globe locket.
I used natural gemstones which include agate and glass pearls.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our Lady's Tears Religious Medals 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 were 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 thine own sorrows.

This stunning bracelet was inspired by Our Lady's Tears Rosary and as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ made for our redemption and the tears shed by Our Blessed Mother

I used vintage and new medals and rhinestone bracelet. I used a beautiful resin cameo of Our Lady of Sorrows adorned with rhinestones, stunning 3D goldtone Ecce Homo medal, St. Anthony, Guardian Angel and others.

I added a beautiful blue rhinestone bracelet and charm on center of bracelet, Czech. glass beads and pearls to add to the beauty of this bracelet.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Virgin Mary OL Lourdes Religious Medals Charm Bracelet

O ever Immaculate Virgin, mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comforter of the afflicted, you know my needs, my troubles, my sufferings, cast me a look of pity. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favours, and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal, I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence & implore your maternal intercession.
I wanted to create a bold statement of our faith with a beautiful bracelet honoring Our Lady of Lourdes.
I created this bold bracelet with a beautiful vintage cameo of Our Lady of Lourdes and by adding Catholic medals, including a Four Way Cross
Beads include lampwork glass hearts and glass pearls.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Milagros Ethnic Religious Charm Bracelet

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.

On this special handcrafted bracelet I added vintage style milagros charms including Sacred Heart of Jesus, Woman's head, girl, woman praying, animals, house, vintage clay bird beads some from Mexico and others from Peru.

I also added stabilized turquoise, coral and Peruvian beads.

Monday, May 3, 2010

St. Theresa Saint Medals Religious Charm Bracelet

O Lord, who hast said; "unless you become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven"; grant us, we beseech Thee, so to walk in the footsteps of thy blessed Virgin Theresa with a humble and single heart, that we may attain to everlasting rewards: who livest and reignest world without end. Amen

I found this gorgeous goldtone medal of St. Therese that I wanted to find the right time to make a perfect bracelet honoring St. Therese and was able to find these stunning lampwork beads as well and the combinations just came together on that particular day I wanted to create one for St. Therese.

I added goldtone Italian medals of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Michael, I used a figural medal of Jesus Christ with crown of thorns, two tone medals of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Padre Pio and other medals including St. Joan of Arc.

I added beautiful light green porcelain roses to enhance the beautiful lampwork beads.

Virgin Mary Mt. Carmel and Saints Religious Medals Bracelet

O Most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein You are my Mother.
O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech You from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand Your power.
O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
Sweet Mother, I place this cause in Your hands.
Sweet Mother, I place this cause in Your hands.
Sweet Mother, I place this cause in Your hands.

Honoring Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, I created this beautiful bracelet with a very unique combination using natural jade crosses and mother of pearl beads.
I also used glass pearls and Czech. glass beads. The pink beads being vintage.
Other Catholic medals used are St. Anthony, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Jude, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Archangel St. Gabriel, St. Padre Pio and others.
Main medal of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a beautiful larger color medal measuring 1 1/4" in Dia.