Thursday, December 30, 2010
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
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
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 http://www.etsy.com/shop/angelostreasures
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
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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
I just love this blue, resembling Our Lady's Mantle. It's so bold and peaceful at the same time.
THE MEMORARE OF ST. BERNARD
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Thursday, December 2, 2010
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