The Depths of the Love of Your Heart Virgin full of grace, I know that at Nazareth You lived modestly, without requesting anything more. Neither ecstasies, nor miracles, nor other extra ordinary deeds enhanced Your life, O Queen of the elect. The number of the lowly, "the little ones," is very great on earth. They can raise their eyes to You without any fear. You are the incomparable Mother who walks with them along the common way to guide them to heaven. Beloved Mother, in this harsh exile, I want to live always with You and follow You every day. I am enraptured by the contemplation of You and I discover the depths of the love of Your heart. All my fears vanish under Your motherly gaze, which teaches me to weep and to rejoice! Amen. St. Therese De Lisieux
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
This is one of my favorite pictures of Child Jesus as Holy Child of Atocha. I grew up with this image of Child Jesus and I used to love just watching it and it brought me comfort.
This bracelet I created in His honor using His image and setting the medal on a stunning ornate setting.
I used teal wedding lampwork beads to compliment the medals.
Catholic medals I used are St. Benedict, Miraculous Medal, St. Michael, St. Theresa, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Padre Pio, St. Martha and Mary Magdalene.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I Just love this image of Our Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus with such loving expression to Our Lord and love how Baby Jesus just looks upon Her for reassurance. This cameo is a replica image of a painting of famous painter Sandro Botticelli "Madonna of the Magnificat".
I wanted to create a bracelet with not so many beads, like I usually use, but yet be a bold statement of our faith.
I attached the cameo to a beautiful mother of pearl pendant and adorned it with yellow rhinestones and brass angels.
I also added vintage and new medals and beads on a large link brass chain.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Today I was inspired to create another bracelet for Our Humble Lady of Guadalupe. I used red roses as The Rose being representative of Mary
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I have been busy creating earrings for these past two days. I'm working on inspiration, I just had this inspiration and got me going on these earrings.
Here are just few pictures
Two Hearts Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Our Lady of Medjugorje
Our Lady of Medjugorje
Virgin Mary Stella Maris
Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I had the most unique experience creating this special necklace with St. Padre Pio.
I had his pewter statue for a while and I just could not come up with anything that I could use it on and I added it to a silvertone filigree stamping, but nothing was coming to my mind as to what else to add and I just set it aside.
About a week ago this special Lady "Sunny" sent me anther box full of beautiful surprises to continue making my jewelry and in that box was this old Jerusalem rosary with Terra Sancta center but it was broken and some Hail Mary beads missing. I set it aside on my beading table waiting to see how I could repair it.
Today when I went to my bead room to start creating, the rosary was right up front on my table, like it was moved and I set it aside, and later again, it was in front and St. Padre Pio's statue was almost peeking from where I had placed it and I just could not keep my eyes away from his statue and all of the sudden I get this surge of energy and I just grabbed the statue and the rosary together and it was just like nothing could stop me creating it. I began and didn't stop until I finished and everything just fell into place on his statue, adding all the rhinestones and I loved how it just came together, like St. Padre Pio wanted to be added to this special Rosary.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I created another bracelet in honor of Our Beautiful Lady of Fatima adding a One Decade Rosary with Our Lady of Lourdes Water center and Fresh Water Pearls.
I added a beautiful resin cameo of Our Lady of Fatima adding a vintage rhinestone charm and white glass pearls and white crystals.
Catholic Medals used are St. Michael St. John of God, St. Martin de Porres, St. Padre Pio, St. Dominic with Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Sorrows with St. Peregrine and others.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I feel so blessed and priviledged to have such a blessed child as my granddaughter. She is my first and only granddaughter for now. She is only 16 mos. old.Since she was born I felt that she has a strong connection with Our Blessed Mother and now that she is growing, I have witnessed several signs but what I captured today just brought me to tears. It's amazing what I was able to capture today in pictures and like the saying goes pictures are worth a thousand words and speak for themselves. I will share a little on it.
I have a statue of Our Blessed Mother and Christ "Pieta" and she has seen it before but since I moved it to the back room of my house where I keep all my bracelets and take pictures, the reason I moved it because I had a dream that the statue was there on the room where all my bracelets are and it was radiating light and lots of other lights like lighting were coming out of the statue and was killing some small snakes trying to get in, so after that dream I decided to move it to that specific room, well a couple of days ago, my granddaughter approached the statue and began caressing Our Lord's head and she had
a small cup with her and tried to give Him water and at that time I didn't have the camera ready but was so touched by her gesture.
Today I noticed she sat down next to the statue and began kissing Our Lord, so I grabbed the camera and took the pictures, she was even caressing His feet and saying "Coco" which is a word we use in our Hispanic culture to babies when they hurt themselves, like in English we say Boo Boo, she kept saying it then kissed Our Lord and Blessed Mother and placed her little hands on Their heads like healing, I was just tearing up. I just stood there speechless and she didn't even realized I was taking the pictures, she was just focus on what she was doing.
It's unbelievable how her little spirit sense The image represents pain and suffering and felt compelled to make Our Lord and Blessed Mother feel better. Still some people today don't believe statues have the power to convey a message and spiritual energy.
On this picture is where she was caressing Our Lord then looked at His feet and was saying "coco" like He has a boo boo on His feet then got up and the next picture shows what she did next.
I still get teary eyed when I look at these pictures and feel the beautiful energy and peace I felt the moment I witnessed it.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I must share my wonderful experience with my personal healing, truly a miracle. For several days last week and few from this week I had been sick, very tired and with really bad pain all over my body, I didn't know what was going if my arthritis was acting up or dehydration, this is the most pain I've experienced and no energy to continue with my creations.
I prayed to Our Lord, Blessed Mother, St. Padre Pio or whom could intervene for me and bring me the healing to my body and on Friday I received a wonderful surprise. It was a package with many jewelry pieces and medals from a wonderful special lady "Sunny" that she has purchased from me before and has sent me in the past other boxes full of supplies and medals to continue creating my jewelry. She is a very special Spiritual lady.
When I opened the box, the most beautiful scent of roses came from the box then another Saintly scent as well and I got chills, a burst of energy, good spiritual energy and inside was a couple of gorgeous pictures of Our Lady of Medjugorje and one of Fr. Peter Mary Rookey, O.S.M and my body began to experience the healing, the pain was less and by the end of the day was almost completely gone and today is completely gone. I cannot express my emotions how My Blessed Mother sent me the healing through this wonderful lady that needed to send me this wonderful cards of this Holy man and My Blessed Lady.
I cannot stop thinking of this wonderful miracle and would like to share the sites where you may obtain prayers or the cards. I believe I had to experience that pain then the miracle to let others about Our Blessed Mother's Healing and also about Fr. Peter Mary Rookey "Man of Miracles"
For Our Lady of Medjugorge card is www.maryscall.com http://www.maryscall.com/
For Fr. Peter Mary Rookey, O.S.M you may send prayer requests to (708) 748-MARY (6279)
or website http://www.saintmichaelusa.org/
It has been a truly blessing to have received these wonderful cards and mostly my healing miracle.
With sincere gratitude
Friday, July 9, 2010
On This bracelet I added a very unique 3rd class relic medal of St. Jude, two Jade unique crosses and glass lampwork beads.
Other Catholic Medals used are: St. Benedict, St. Peter and St. Paul, St. Rocco, St. Hubert, St. Padre Pio, St. Dominic with Queen of Most Holy Rosary, St. Augustine and St. Monica