Monday, November 28, 2011

"Holy Nativity" Catholic Cameo, Saints, Religious Medals Charm Bracelet

Nativity Prayer 

Let the just rejoice,
for their justifier is born.
Let the sick and infirm rejoice,
For their Saviour is born.
Let the captives rejoice,
For their Redeemer is born.
Let slaves rejoice,
for their Master is born.
Let free men rejoice,
For their Liberator is born.
Let All Christians rejoice,
For Jesus Christ is born.

St. Augustine of Hippo

I had been saving this special vintage cameo for a very long time until I was inspired to create with it and it came today specially now that the season to celebrate Our Lord's birth I created this beautiful bracelet with a rose representing "The Christmas Rose" an offering to the Baby Jesus 

(When the Magi laid their rich offerings of myrrh, frankincense, and gold, by the bed of the sleeping Christ Child, legend says that a shepherd maiden stood outside the door quietly weeping. She, too, had sought the Christ Child. She, too, desired to bring him gifts. But she had nothing to offer, for she was very poor indeed.
In vain she had searched the countryside over for one little flower to bring Him, but she could find neither bloom nor leaf, for the winter had been cold. And as she stood there weeping, an angel passing saw her sorrow, and stooping he brushed aside the snow at her feet. And there sprang up on the spot a cluster of beautiful winter roses, -- waxen white with pink tipped petals. "Nor myrrh, nor frankincense, nor gold,'' said the angel, "is offering more meet for the Christ Child than these pure Christmas Roses.'' Joyfully the shepherd maiden gathered the flowers and made her offering to the Holy Child) 

May this rose be a reminder of our offerings to Our Precious Baby Jesus 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Catholic Jesus Christ Cameo Religious Medals Bracelet

O God the King of glory,
You have exalted 
Your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph 
to Your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech You, 
leave us not comfortless,
but send Your Holy Spirit 
to strengthen us and exalt us 
to the place where 
Our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

I love this cameo depicting the face of Our Lord Jesus Christ in such a unique profile making honor to Our Lord.

I used color and silvertone Italian medals of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Guardian Angel, St. Lucy, St. Joan of Arc, Divine Mercy, Holy Spirit and St. Juan Diego with Our Lady of Guadalupe.

I also used very unique glass lampwork beads and pearls 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Our Lady of Guadalupe Charm Bracelet

Feast Day: December 12

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.
(Pope John Paul II.)

I created this beautiful bracelet honoring Our Humble Lady of Guadalupe using a very unique cross from Italy depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe on center, Crucified Christ, St. Juan Diego and Angels .

Catholic medals I used are St. Cecilia, St. Joan of Arc, St. Martin of Tours, St. Rocco, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Sacred Heart of Jesus and others.

I used a variety of flowers including a beautiful Jade gemstone Calla Lilly and Millefiori beads.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Sacred Treasures" Catholic Virgin Mary Religious Shell Locket Shrine Necklace

Once in a while I come across a unique find that I love so I can create something so different and unique.  In this case was a beautiful handcrafted natural vintage shell locket which I created a shrine inside.

I was blessed as well to find all the statues and medal to use inside.  I love creating these shrine lockets, it seems like everything just finds it's way inside the locket and makes it easy to create.

On this locket shrine I used a beautiful figural medal of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, Vintage pocket statue of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal and of St. Jude.  I also used a very unique vintage brass vase with flower, misc. vintage and new rhinestones and pearls.

I truly loved creating this one as well and hope is much loved on it's new home. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

St. Rita Religious Medals Charm Bracelet

Patronage: Abuse victims, loneliness, sterility, bodily ills, desperate causes, difficult marriages, Philippines, forgotten causes, impossible causes, infertility, lost causes, parenthood, sick people, victims of physical spouse abuse, widows, wounds

 Prayer to Saint Rita
Dear Rita, model Wife and Widow, you yourself suffered in a long illness showing patience out of love for God. Teach us to pray as you did. Many invoke you for help, full of confidence in your intercession. Deign to come now to our aid for the relief and cure of{name of sufferer}. To God, all things are possible; may this healing give glory to the Lord. Amen.

I created this bracelet honoring St. Rita using a special and unique 3rd class relic medal.  Other Catholic medals I used are St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Joan of Arc, Our Lady of Czestochowa with Pope John Paul II, Infant of Prague and others.

I used vintage and new beads giving it a look reminiscent of old times. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Virgin Mary Miraculous Medal Religious Altered Art Necklace

Prayer to the Mother of Goodness,
Love and Mercy
Queen of  Peace

O Mother mine,
Mother of goodness, love and mercy,
 I love You infinitely
 and I offer myself to You.  
By means of Your goodness, 
Your love and Your grace,
 save me, I desire to be Yours.
I love You infinitely,
 and desire You to protect me 
from the depth of my heart I pray 
You, Mother of goodness, 
give me Your goodness.  
Let me gain Heaven by means of it.  
I pray You, by Your infinite love,
to give me the grace, 
so that I may love every man, 
as You have loved Jesus Christ.
I pray You to give me the grace 
to be merciful towards You
 I offer myself to You completely 
and desire that You follow my every step,
 because You are full of grace, 
and I desire that I will never forget this, 
and if, by chance, I should lose grace, 
I pray You to restore it to me once more.  

Another Nostalgic inspired altered art shrine-style necklace honoring Our Beautiful Lady of Miraculous Medal.

I was blessed to be able to obtain this unique statue of Our Blessed Mother and I hand painted it and created this shrine necklace surrounding the statue with vintage and new embellishments, many rhinestones and pearls.

The necklace part are many, what I call, orphan beads, which include glass pearls and Czech. crystals.