Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dream Message

I would like to share with you this powerful dream message a fellow blogger, friend, posted. The post she shared really touched me profoundly.

How Our Blessed Mother is giving us messages and still many people are ignoring what is going on with our beautiful Earth.

We must continue to pray for those that don't know how and ask God for those that need to find the love for this beautiful world we live in before it turns worse

The following post has been extracted from owner's post with her permission to share


Dream Message

I had a very profound dream last night and it was a message for all of us. I went to bed as usual and I had my old Lourdes rosary in my hands and was drifting off to sleep when I had this dream/vision. Mary was suddenly next to me dressed in blue robes.

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She smiled and looked at me with such love and peace. She then took my hand. We were some place very high looking out onto an expansive view. She waved Her hand and said "This is what your world could look like" and in front of us appeared a beautiful sight - lush green fertile landscapes, flowers and trees, the sun shining so brilliantly and beautiful.

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Mary let me admire that for a moment and then She waved Her hand again and said "This is what your world does look like" and the view changed to one of dirt and grime and cities and fighting.

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She then said this to me "You have been chosen, and your two friends, as well as others - not because you are special, ALL my children are special, some of my children are just not listening to me. She said this like a mother with misbehaving children and was not angry just sad. Mary continued “The chosen few, that are listening to me , will need to keep listening to me. Stay open and follow your heart. You will need to help others open up their hearts and listen too. The world will get worse before it gets better and you will be needed." Then Mary took me places - first to the Gulf of Mexico where we went underwater. We could breathe fine and She showed me how the pollution and the oil is getting into the mother dolphins milk and that is why the baby dolphins are dying. (I had heard that on the news this week and it upset me very much.).

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Then we went to Hawaii a seeming paradise I thought, but Mary showed me dark places of pollution and unhealthy things.

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Then She took us to the most desolate Antarctic landscape and showed that even there, so far away from man, there was dirt and grime from our world - she showed me a microscopic view of this.

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Then Our Blessed Mother said “There is hope. I am with you.” And that was the end.

No matter what you believe, or who you believe in, even if you don’t believe in anything, this is a message for everyone that we should heed. This is our world, we need to take care of it before it’s too late. Our Lady of Grace sends down Her graces from Her hands upon our world yet we are an ungrateful lot sometimes.

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And we make Our Mother cry.

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Hasn’t She cried enough?

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http://thewoodwife.blogspot.com/2011/02/dream-message.html


St. Joseph Cameo Religious Locket Shrine Necklace

Feast Day March 19
A man of God that he is the role model for all fathers that obeying God's word he became a very important part of Our Lord's life as a father on earth.


I created this locket shrine necklace honoring this magnificent man of God, St. Joseph.

I used a beautiful vintage cameo and inside I created a locket shrine to Our Lord, Sacred Heart and Infant of Prague.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Catholic Statues

Since I was a child I remember loving having to attend Church. There was a specific Church I loved attending, it was a very old Mission style Church that gave me so much comfort attending even if there was no mass.


I loved just looking at the statues that would bring me comfort, it would feel so Holy, a sanctuary for me.

Today I still love to admire and just gaze at the beautiful statues in Churches or any where I may see them. If brings those emotions back, the Holiness and feeling Their love, specially if they are antique or maybe someone owning one that belonged to a Church or monastery. I feel those statues remained with the spirituality of so many prayers and love and devotion that they still are able to transmit that even throughout age.

I love as well the statues decorated with beautiful gold embellishments and adornments like in Spain and South America. Each item is handcrafted and placed with so much love and devotion.

I feel blessed to have met a wonderful seller on Etsy that she sells some wonderful beautiful antique statues that I could just gaze even thru my monitor.

Her store is MoxieAntiques http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoxieAntiques She has an amazing collection of Antique statues of Our Blessed Mother and St. Therese.

Hope you love them and enjoy them as much as I do.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jesus Relic, St. Therese Reliquary Religious Necklace

I created another meaningful locket shrine necklace including a very special relic medal with a piece of cloth encased on back (Cloth touched to the Holy Shroud of Oviedo) (Head-veil of Christ)


I created this necklace with the utmost respect and love, encasing the relic medal inside a locket and adding a vintage picture of Our Lord and a porcelain cameo of St. Therese with Child Jesus
I added turquoise and crystals to the necklace making it more unique and bold

The special relic medal is attached to a beautiful vintage lace
The Sudarium is referred to in John 20:5-8

The Sudarium of Oviedo, or Shroud of Oviedo, is a bloodstained cloth, 34" x 21", kept in the Cathedral of Oviedo Spain and claimed to be the cloth that wrapped around the head of Jesus of Nazareth after He died.




Monday, February 21, 2011

St. Therese Relic Saints Religious Medal Charm Bracelet


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
Prayer by St. Therese
Today I created another bracelet honoring St. Therese and the feelings and emotions that went through me, are unexplainable. I have made other bracelets before, but today was different. I even felt like crying, but in a good way, so much love that I wanted to reach to everyone in compassion and love, more than usual, and just wanted to make every pain and anguish from everyone that I came across disappear and letting them know God is with them and those emotions are still with me as I'm writing this. If that is the Love St. Therese felt for everyone she met, it is an exhilarating feeling that I cannot explain such emotion. I just feel blessed I'm able to feel such emotion.



Friday, February 18, 2011

Our Lady of the Pillar, Saints Religious Medal Bracelet

OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR

Tradition says that in the early day of the Church, Saint James the Greater was spreading the Gospel in Spain, but making very little progress. He was dejected and questioning his mission. About 44, the Virgin Mary, who was still living in Jerusalem at the time, bi-located and appeared to him in a vision to boost his morale. In it, she was atop a column or pillar, which was being carried by angels. That pillar is believed to be the same one venerated in Zaragoza, Spain today. Miraculous healings reported at the scene.



This is an extra special bracelet I created because my mother's name was Pilar and it has a special memory to my mother and Our Lady of the Pillar.

I was able to find this very unique and beautiful figural medal of Our Lady of Pillar which I used on this bracelet. I love the feel and appearance because of the detail involved in this peace. Really stands out.

I used many colorful lampwork beads to make it stand out more and make it very colorful.


This is a close up of the detail of the medal

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Virgin Mary Catholic Saints Religious Medal Bracelet

My inspiration for this bracelet is Our Beautiful Blessed Mother with Her Maternal Love speaking to us every day and how that Love embraces our being so we can fulfill our mission in life as mothers.


I love this particular cameo, I can just gaze at it for minutes before I even begin to create a jewelry piece with it. Love the feel of just looking at the image of that sweet embrace and kiss She is giving Our Lord, that sweetness and love.

I used many Catholic medals including St. Charbel, St. Therese, St. John the Baptist, Blessed John Paul II, Our Lady of Loretto, St. Rita, Holy Child of Atocha, St. Benedict, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal and Infant of Prague

To embrace your wrist and adorn such cameo and medals I used color enhanced natural quartz, beautiful pear-shape glass pears and pink lampwork beads

Monday, February 14, 2011

May you be Blessed with Love


This Valentine's Day as we celebrate each others love, may we also celebrate Our Lord's and Blessed Mother's Divine Love
May you feel loved and love yourself as you are a temple for Our Father in Heaven
and Our Sweet Loving Blessed Mother
If you love God, you must love yourself and others as They live in each one of us
God, my Father,
may I love You in all things and above all things.
May I reach the joy which You have prepared for me in
Heaven.
Nothing is good that is against Your Will,
and all that is good comes from Your Hand.
Place in my heart a desire to please You
and fill my mind with thoughts of Your Love,
so that I may grow in Your Wisdom and enjoy Your Peace.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

St Therese Catholic Locket Shrine Religious Necklace

"Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing."


It is an honor for me having to create a piece of jewelry honoring St. Therese. When I create a piece in her honor, I feel so much love and tenderness that I can't explain and I wish I could capture it in my creation.


Inside locket I used a handpainted vintage pocket statue of Sacred Heart of Jesus and a piece of a broken vintage rosary

Friday, February 11, 2011

Locket Shrine Necklaces





When I began creating these necklaces, I was not sure what to make with the lockets and loved the cameos but one day I woke up with the inspiration to create a small shrine for Our Lord, Blessed Mother and Beloved Saints and I kept finding those wonderful pocket statues that I use and I have been blessed that they are liked by many.

I created two more today to list on my Etsy shop. I always love making one with Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal and St. Anthony, he has been so good to me in many ways, always ready to help me, thank you St. Anthony.

Inside I added a very unique vintage pewter pocket statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a color image of Blessed Pope John Paul II
I also created another honoring Our Beautiful Blessed Mother and Baby Jesus. I used a vintage cameo and inside locket made honor to Our Lady of Miraculous Medal
The pocket statue of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal is a vintage hand painted statue surrounded by vintage rhinestones

These are listed in my Etsy shop

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vintage & New Jerusalem Cross, Angel Catholic Necklace

The Jerusalem Cross features five crosses, one large and four small, that are said to represent Jesus and the four evangelists, as well as the five wounds sustained by Jesus on the cross.

I had saved this beautiful vintage Jerusalem Cross for the right moment to use it in one of my creations. Nothing was coming up as to how to use it in a necklace until recently, the necklace, just came together with the beads and the angel center to give emphasis to the Cross.

I used beautiful blue aurora borealis crystals and brass color as well.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sacred Heart, Saints Religious Medals Charm Bracelet

Prayer to the Sacred Heart by Saint Francis De Sales

May Thy Heart dwell always in our hearts!
May Thy Blood ever flow in the veins of our souls!
O sun of our hearts, Thou givest life to all things by the rays of Thy goodness!
I will not go until Thy Heart has strengthened me, O Lord Jesus!
May the Heart of Jesus be the King of my heart!
Blessed be God. Amen.




Creating a bracelet honoring the Precious Sacred Heart of Jesus it's always a special meaning for me ever since having a beautiful experience with Our Lord presenting His Heart to me many years ago and every time I create one or a necklace, I always try to capture His love I felt that day and convey it into my creation.

On this bracelet I used a vintage cameo of Our Lord and many Catholic medals including handcrafted angels created with Czech. glass heart beads

"May His Divine Love always be in your hearts"



Monday, February 7, 2011

Vintage French Cross Necklace

Today I had the inspiration to create a necklace with this beautiful French vintage cross.

This cross is stunning created out of metal with a very ornate filigree design and it's a double sided cross making it more substantial and bold.

On the necklace itself, I used beautiful eggplant color crystals, vitral teardrop-shape crystals and one Stunning clear crystal heart

This is the side of the cross that separates both sides


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Immaculate Heart of Mary Religious Saint charm Bracelet




Our Lady of The Sacred Heart

Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, what ineffable power thy divine Son hath given thee over His own adorable Heart. Full of trust in thy merits, we come before thee and beg thy protection.

O heavenly Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, that Heart which is the inexhaustible source of all graces, which thou mayest open to us at thy good pleasure, in order that from it may flow forth upon mankind the riches of love and mercy, light and salvation, that are contained therein; grant unto us, we beseech thee, the favors which we seek. . . . We can never, never be refused by thee, and since thou art our Mother, O our Lady of the Sacred Heart graciously hear our prayers and grant our request.

Amen

On this bracelet honoring Our Beautiful and compassionate Lady of Immaculate Heart I added a beautiful color porcelain cameo set on a stunning ornate brass setting and adorned with Czech. rhinestones to make it the focal point of this bracelet.

Other Catholic medals include vintage Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Mercy, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Therese and St. George.

I added beautiful large glass pearls and beautiful as well Czech. glass hearts.