Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vintage and New St. Theresa Religious Necklace "Pearls From Heaven"

PRAYER TO ST. THERESA
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

"Pearls From Heaven"
PEARL- Signifies God's righteousness- In Revelation, the New Jerusalem is spoken of having twelve walls with twelve foundations and twelve gates of Pearls (Rev. 21-14-27)

I wanted to create a necklace in honor St. Theresa to represent her surrounded as with pearls from heaven and found this beautiful brooch that I converted into a frame for a picture of St. Theresa and made the necklace just with glass pearls and crystals and adding a stunning large Mother of Pearl and handcrafted rose





Saturday, June 26, 2010

Whimsical St.Francis of Assisi Religious Medal Bracelet

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.

For a sick animal:

Heavenly Father,
you created all things for your glory
and made us stewards of this creature.
If it is your will, restore it to health and strength.
Blessed are you, Lord God,
and holy is your name for ever and ever.
Amen

I created this bracelet honoring St. Francis of Assisi and one of God's wonderful creations in a whimsical way. I love the painting of the cat and all the other whimsical beads that I found to create. Some of the charms and beads were given to me by a special lady to continue creating my jewelry. She is a blessing.

My first experience with St. Francis of Assisi was approx. 3 yrs. ago when my dog was diagnosed with cancer. I went to St. Xavier Mission, 20 minutes away from where I live in Tucson, this Mission is in the Tohono O'odham reservation. I feel so much peace and very spiritual divine presences, specially St. Francis, you see dogs inside the Church looking for shelter and I know St. Francis visits often.

My experience was after I visited the Mission, I had prayed to God to please help me heal my dog or just take him home. When I got home, one of my sons told me that there was a white light that resembled a man with a hood with his hands in praying walking behind me and went towards our dog, I was just amazed. I showed my son a St. Francis picture and stated it resembles the image he saw.

That night I had a dream that I went to this wonderful, very peaceful place and met St. Francis, he was with many other monks and people taking care of all kinds of animals, including birds. He told me to leave my dog on the table and that they will care for him and will bring it back to me when he was ready. The place was so wonderful, it looked like a monastery.

Next day, it was the most difficult decision I had to make, I had to let go of my dog and asked St. Francis to care for him.

Approx. 1 year later after that dream, I was getting ready to go to bed one night and I saw this tall man, very pleasant, which I believe was an angel, walking towards me and told me in a very soft voice that my "oso" my dog was ready to return. I just could not believe it and was overwhelmed.

Several months later I received a call from my sister-in-law screaming of excitement that her neighbor had given her a puppy and she stated that I would not believe it but looks exactly like the dog I had. I had chills all over my body to say the least and with all my excitement my kids and I drove to her house to see this puppy and to our surprise, he did look a lot like my dog and he acted like he knew us, just ran towards our car so excited and wanted to get in the car and as soon as I got out of the car, he was just licking my face so excited. Tears rolled down my eyes and I still have this wonderful dog and he did so many things my other dog did, things we had taught him or how he used to cuddle under my feet when I was watching tv.

I thank God and St. Francis for taking care of my dog. Before this experience I didn't believe dogs can come back from heaven after they passed, but this experience made me a believer. He was so special for me, specially because he was my joy when my mother was diagnosed with cancer and I had to care for her at home, this dog kept me in good spirits.

Monday, June 21, 2010

"VESSEL OF LOVE" Vintage and New Religious Bracelet


An Offering of the Hearts
of Jesus and Mary

Hearts of Jesus and Mary O Jesus, only Son of God, only Son of Mary, I offer Thee the most loving Heart of Thy divine Mother which is more precious and pleasing to Thee than all hearts. O Mary, Mother of Jesus, I offer Thee the most adorable Heart of Thy well-beloved Son, who is the life and love and joy of Thy Heart. Blessed be the Most Loving Heart and Sweet Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the most glorious Virgin Mary, His Mother, in eternity and forever. Amen.---St. John Eudes


"VESSEL OF LOVE"


Our Heart is a small part of our body that is used as a vessel for God’s Immense LOVE for us humanity.

This heart also helps us to emanate God’s Love to all of God’s Creations.

Our arms are an extension of our heart.

When we give someone a sincere hug we want to transfer God’s love to someone else.
So next time you hug someone think is God’s embrace, be that vessel of LOVE

This bracelet I wanted to convey that message of LOVE
Each charm represents a reminder to be that "VESSEL OF LOVE"

Beautiful 1 ½” x 1 ¼” Wooden Icon of Our Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus with special glaze to protect image

“How Our Blessed Mother with Her infinite LOVE embraced Our Lord in Her arms and with the same LOVE embraces us”"LOVE for Our Blessed Mother"


Beautiful Vintage large 1 ½” in Dia. Sacred Heart of Jesus Medal
Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (Reverse Side)

“Our Lord’s Precious LOVE for us that opened His Sacred Holy Heart for us to place all our burdens in His Heart”

Large stunning 2” green crystals cross
“LOVE for Our Lord”

I also included
Large 1” St. Jude and St. Christopher medal (Made in Italy)
Large 1 ¾” Pewter pocket statue of St. Anthony with Baby Jesus set in beautiful green rhinestones charm
To represent
“LOVE our Holy Beloved Saints”

Vintage 1 ½” Faux pearls and rhinestones clock charm

“LOVE the time we have to spend here on this world and the time we spend with our love ones”

2” Natural sea shell with gold plated trim
“LOVE nature”


Vintage resin cameo of lady with rhinestones and faux pearl
Vintage 1 ½” teardrop-shape glass pearl
“LOVE your family”

Beautiful 1 ½” Three tones metal cross with angel on center
“LOVE our Beloved Angels”

One beautiful 1 ½” Glass Heart with flower encased inside

Two 16mm Amber color glass lampwork heart beads

“Let your heart be united to Our Lord’s and Blessed Mother’s Hearts”










Saturday, June 19, 2010

Virgin Mary Mt. Carmel, Saint Religious Medals Bracelet

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or of the Scapular

July 16

The Church celebrates on this day the feast of the Scapular of Mount Carmel. The scapular, which derives its name from the Latin wordscapulæ, meaning shoulders, is a dress which covers the shoulders. It is mentioned in the rule of Saint Benedict as worn by monks over their other dress when they were at work, and it now forms a regular part of the religious dress in the old Orders. But it is best known among Catholics as the name of two little pieces of cloth worn out of devotion to the Blessed Virgin over the shoulders, under the ordinary garb, and connected by strings. The devotion of the scapular, now almost universal in the Catholic Church, began with the Carmelites. The history of its origin is as follows: During the thirteenth century the Carmelite Order suffered great persecution, and July 16, 1251, w
hile Saint Simon Stock, then general of the Order, was at prayer, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him, holding in her hand a scapular. Giving it to the saint, she said,

"Receive, my dear son, this scapular of thy Order, as the distinctive sign of my confraternity, and the mark of the privilege which I have obtained for thee and the children of Carmel. It is a sign of salvation, a safeguard in danger, and a special pledge of peace and protection till the end of time. Whosoever dies wearing this shall be preserved from eternal flames."


I just loved creating this beautiful bracelet honoring Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. I used a color medal and set in on a gorgeous setting and adorned with vintage and new rhinestones.

I used multi colored glass beads and pearls

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vintage and New St Joan of Arc Religious Bracelet

Patronage: Captives, France, Imprisoned People, Martyrs, Soldiers, Rape Victims, Women Army Corps,
I found a beautiful and unique brass St. Joan of Arc Cross which I used to create this unique bracelet including other vintage Catholic medals, Vintage Our Lady of Lourdes Medal, Vintage Our Lady of Perpetual Help medal, Vintage St. Alphonsus Maria of Liguori Medal (Reverse side), Vintage St. Barbara medal, Vintage St. George medal, Vintage Victoria DG. Britt Reg Fd Medal (Reverse side), Vintage Holy Year Rome 1950 and Pius XII Pont. Max Medal, Vintage tiny pocket statue of Infant of Prague set on copper setting


I also used coral beads and glass beads and large link brass chain.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Virgin Mary Cameo, Saints Religious Medals Bracelet

PRAYER TO THE VIRGIN MARY AS UNTIER OF KNOTS

Holy Mary, full of the presence of God during your life you accepted with great humility the Holy Will of the Father and the legacy of your Son Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Evil never dated to entangle you with its confusion. Since then you have interceded for all of our difficulties. With all simplicity and patience you have given us example on how to untangle the knots in our complicated lives. By being our Mother forever, you arrange and make clear the path that unites us to Our Lord. Holy Mary, Mother of God and ours, with your maternal heart untie the knots that upset our lives. We ask you to receive in your hands ( mention who or prayer request) and deliver us from the chains and confusions that have us restrained. Blessed Virgin Mary, through your grace, your intercession and by your example, deliver us from evil and untie the knots that keep us from uniting with God, so that once free of every confusion and error, we may find Him in all things, have Him in our hearts and serve him always in our brothers and sisters. Mother of Good Counsel pray for us . Amen


I created this beautiful handcrafted bracelet dedicated to Our Blessed Mother as Mary Untier of Knots

Those knots may be the problems and struggles we face for which we do not see any solution, knots of discord in your family, violence, the absence of peace and joy, There are also the knots of anguish and despair, the knots of a drug addiction, knots of alcoholism, the practice of abortion, depression, unemployment, fear, solitude and the knots in our life that separates us from God

I used a beautiful porcelain cameo and Catholic medals including St. Cecilia, St. Catherine of Siena, Archangel St. Raphael, Guardian Angel and others.

Also includes a beautiful vintage flower on center

Monday, June 7, 2010

Jesus Relic Catholic Medals Religious Charm Bracelet

The Holy Shroud of Oviedo

The Sudarium is referred to in John 20:5-8.

The Sudarium of Oviedo, orShroud of Oviedo, is a bloodstained cloth, 34" x 21", kept in the cathedral of Oviedo, Spain and claimed to be the cloth that was wrapped around the head of Jesus of Nazareth after he died (Head-veil of Christ).

I created another special bracelet using a very special relic medal that has been touched to the Holy Shroud of Oviedo, Head Veil of Christ.

This special relic is being held by a beautiful brass angel. Other medals I used are vintage Miraculous Medal, Color medal of Mary Magdalene, St. Michael, St. Padre Pio, St. Theresa and St. Andrew.

I used beautiful natural smokey quartz and goldtone Vermeil style beads to make it a bold statement of faith.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

"Sacrificial Love" Catholic Religious Medals Bracelet


I used a our Lady of Sorrows vintage cameo as Her Sacrificial Love because as a mother knowing Her son will come to redeem us She offered Herself to offer a Mother's Love to Our Lord and the anguish to surrender Him

I also used a unique Crucifix

I asked Jesus, "How much do you love me?"

"This much," He said.

And He stretched out His arms, and He died.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Son, that we should not die, but have eternal life!


This is a bold statement of your faith. I used large beads . Glass hearts representing Our Lord's and Blessed Mother's Love for us.

I used red crystals representing Our Lord's Precious Love and white aurora borealis Czech. glass beads representing Our Lady's Tears.

I hope I could convey the message thru this bracelet of love Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother have for us that He was willing to have died the way He did and Our Blessed Mother to accept His surrender.



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

St Benedict St Michael Saints Religious Medals Bracelet




Patronage: Against evil, witchcraft; against poison, agricultural workers; carvers; vicil engineers' copper smiths; dying people

I wanted to create a bracelet with two very powerful intercessors against evil, St. Benedict and St. Michael.

I call upon their assistance when I feel the negative forces at work. I had a previous experience where my oldest son was having a difficult time with a negative force after him and when I prayed for him and invoked St. Benedict and St. Michael thru the Precious Blood of Christ, I fell this warmth feeling in the room and even my son witnessed a white light coming to the room and formed the shape of St. Benedict which he then walked into my son's room and peace came once again.

I cannot thank St. Benedict and St. Michael enough for that intercession. My son is now a firm believer and wears St. Benedict medal all the time.

If you are going thru a difficult time associated with evil, make sure you always carry with you a St. Benedict medal after being blessed and ask for his intercession thru prayer. I cannot emphasize enough how powerful his and St. Michael's intercessions are

I am very pleased with the outcome of this bracelet.

The center is from a necklace I was given by one of my lovely and wonderful customers. She has sent me two boxes full of supplies and medals. God works thru people to make sure I have enough supplies.