Friday, October 29, 2010
I used many styles of beads, shapes and colors vary from Czech. glass to lampwork. Catholic medals include Our Lady of Medjugorje, Pieta, St. Cabrini, St. Michael and others.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Father, You prepared the Virgin Mary
to be the worthy mother of Your Son.
You let Her share beforehand
in the salvation Christ would bring by His death,
and kept Her sinless
from the first moment of Her conception.
Help us by Her prayers to live in Your presence
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
There is no love more precious than Our Blessed Mother's and Our Lord's.
Her love and care depicted on this beautiful cameo
I created this bracelet as a reminder of that special Precious Love that She loves us as much as She Loves Our Lord
I used a stunning cameo depicting Our Blessed Mother with Baby Jesus set in antiqued setting.
Most of the medals are vintage
Monday, October 25, 2010
St. Therese is a great inspiration of her fervent devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus for this unique necklace I created.
There was such a special energy and love I felt while I was creating this necklace and I wanted to convey that love and her devotion using a St. Therese medal attached to the locket holding such special meaningful relic medal with piece of cloth touched to the Holy Shroud of Oviedo.
It is a very special relic that also means a lot to me, it keeps me with the vivid remider of Our Lord's ultimate sacrifice and His love for us.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
St. Martin de Porres is one of my favorite Saints, I remember growing up always seeing His image at my mother's home and I would love just to look at it, it would bring me so much peace. At that time I was very young and didn't know much about Saints.
My mother would tell me about them but I could not comprehend at that age why they would want to help us, now I thank God that I grew up with such faith and was able to comprehend such honor to have such Saints intercede for us.
To create this bracelet I used a very unique and beautiful vintage medal of St. Martin de Porres to create this bracelet in his honor.
I used several other Catholic medals including gold tone in color images and silvertone oxidized Italian medals including Guardian Angel, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Padre Pio and others.
Monday, October 18, 2010
For several days now I have been feeling Our Lord's Love and presence more than ever and His comfort and Our Blessed Mother's Love as well.
I just love creating my jewelry and to bring His and Our Blessed Mother's Love to others.
Friday and today were another Blessing for me with my granddaughter Amaya, she is just so special.
On Friday I could feel Our Lord's and Blessed Mother's energy in my house and again, she, my
granddaughter went to my Pieta statue and just was caressing Our Lord and Blessed Mother and kissing them, I could not take pictures then because I was charging my camera batteries but today I was able to capture that special moment again, chills all over my body with that special beautiful energy while this was going on.
This is the third time she has done this and it just amazes me every time.
It just amazes me that such a small child can also sense the special Spiritual energy and she knows that the statue represents and wants to make Our Lord and Blessed Mother feel better, it just feels me with so much joy and love.
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This is another meaningful bracelet I created that makes us reflect on Our Lord's Love for humanity and His sacrifice.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Patronage: Against evil, witchcraft; against poison, civil engineers, dying people
What a blessing it is to feel the protection of such a divine Saint that God has granted the power to intercede for us in our time of need. May St. Benedict be that Saint when you find yourself needed a special protection from evil.
I created this bracelet with a very unique antique-style medal of St. Benedict. Other Catholic medals I added are St. Therese, large crucifix, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Jude, Archangel Gabriel and others.
I added a stunning large vintage button on center of bracelet.
Monday, October 11, 2010
O Immaculate Virgin Mary,
Mother of Mercy,
You are the refuge of sinners,
the health of the sick,
and the comfort of the afflicted.
You know my wants,
bles, my sufferings.
By Your appearance at the Grotto of Lourdes
You made it a privileged sanctuary
where Your favors are given to people
streaming to it from the whole world.
Over the years countless sufferers
have obtained the
cure for their infirmities -
whether of soul, mind, or body.
Therefore I come to You
with limitless confidence
to implore Your motherly intercession.
Obtain, O loving Mother,
the grant of my requests.
Through gratitude for Your favors,
I will endeavor to imitate Your virtues,
that I may one day share in Your glory.
I came across another beautiful medal of Our Lady of Lourdes to create another bracelet Honoring Our Beautiful Lady of Lourdes.
This is a vintage medal and used other vintage and new Catholic medals including Our Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Providence, St. Michael, St. Therese, St. Jude and others.
I used aqua color Czech. glass beads representing water and one stunning glass lampwork bead holding Our Lady's medal.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I found some beautiful lace setting to enhance the beauty of this beautiful vintage cameo of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It just gives it more life.
I love adding roses to Our Lady of Guadalupe bracelets symbolizing the roses given to St. Juan Diego.
I added handcrafted angels as well as other Catholic medals.
This is another meaningful locket shrine necklace I created honoring Our Beautiful Lady of Fatima. I love creating these necklaces because besides making a statement of faith, it is an piece of jewelry that also touches someone else's life.
I've received emails from persons that have bought some of my necklaces and they share their stories on how it brings someone to the conversation of faith and in some cases the people needed it.
I know Our Blessed Mother and Our Lord guide the people wearing them to the people that need it.