Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I compassionate thee,
o most Sorrowful Mother!
Thy heart was pierced
with a sword of grief
when Simeon foretold to Thee
in the Temple the ignominious death
and the desolation
of Thy Divine and most dear Son,
which thou west destined one day to witness.
By the great anguish of Thy suffering heart,
o gracious Queen of the universe,
impress upon my mind,
in life and in death,
the Sacred Passion of Jesus
and shine own sorrows.
By St. alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Another of my inspirations to create with beautiful lace. This is my latest creation honoring Our Blessed Mother "Our Lady of Sorrows"

I was inspired to add this beautiful vintage rosary to wrap around your wrist with the lace cuff.

I also added many other Catholic medals including vintage medals, vintage and new embellishments as well

May this bracelet be a reminder of Our Lady's Sorrows

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Virgin Mary Lace Cuff Religious Medals Bracelets

When I wanted to create a different style of bracelets totally different than the ones I was making, charm bracelets, I prayed for inspiration and I'm just loving this new inspiration with the lace.

I love lace and I have collected vintage lace for some time now and was not sure how to use it but now I'm just in awe when I finish a piece. I just love using it to Give honor to Our Blessed Mother, Our Lord and Saints with such beautiful lace, it just takes me back to a time where people wore a lot of lace and made every piece so feminine.

On this bracelet honoring Our Lady of Miraculous Medal I used vintage cream color lace with pearls and a vintage faux pearls embellishment with many other vintage and new rhinestones to accent the medals

On this bracelet honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe I used vintage black lace representing Her black belt around Her waist and adorned with turquoise and adding two medals and an ornate crucifix to a vintage copper cuff bracelet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Virgin Mary Cameo Locket Shrine Religious Necklace

"Madonna of the Grapes"
Grapes represent : fruitfullness, gladness, and ripe harvest. Not least of these the symbol of the wine our Lord used at the Last Supper to consecrate into His precious Blood

On this necklace I used natural Amethyst "The Spiritual Stone" AMETHYST: "The Spiritual Stone" RELIGIOUS MEANING: It is mentioned in the Bible (Ex. 28:17-20) as one of the twelve stones in the Breastplate of the High Priest and again mentioned in (Rev. 21:19-20) as one of the stones in the wall of the Heavenly City.

Inside locket I created a shrine to Our Blessed Mother using an image from a card, a tiny handpainted pocket statue of Infant of Prague, tiny medal of Our Lady of Lourdes and Hail Mary beads from broken vintage Rosary

Monday, March 21, 2011

Religious Medals Lace Cuff Bracelets

These cuff bracelets are my newest inspirations on bracelet designs.
I love vintage lace, specially with so much design like French lace and I used beautiful lace on these two bracelet cuffs to create them with a feeling of a vintage bracelet.

I attached a Virgin Mary cameo and St. Therese pendant as well as other vintage and new medals to each one to make them unique.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"By His Wounds" Religious Medal Cameo Bracelet

Devotion in Honor of the Five Holy Wounds
As I kneel before Thee on the Cross, most loving Savior of my soul, my conscience tells me it is I who have nailed Thee to that Cross with these hands of mine, as often as I have fallen into mortal sin, wearing Thee with my monstrous ingratitude.
My God, my chief and most perfect Good, worthy of all my love, seeing Thou hast ever loaded me with blessings, I cannot now undo my misdeeds, as I would most willingly, but I can and will loathe them, grieving greatly for having offended Thee Who art infinite Goodness. And now, kneeling at Thy feet, I will try at least to compassionate Thee, to give Thee thanks, to ask of Thee pardon and contrition. Wherefore, with heart and lips I say:

(To the Wound of the Left Foot)
Holy Wound of the Left Foot of my Jesus, I adore Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my Jesus, for that most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee for the love whereby Thou was wearied in overtaking me on to way to ruin, and didst bleed amid the thorns and brambles of my sins. I offer to the Eternal Father the pain and love of Thy most Sacred Humanity, in atonement for my sins, all of which I detest with sincere and bitter contrition.

(To the Wound of the Right Foot)
Holy Wound of the Right Foot of my Jesus, I adore Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my Jesus, for that most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee for the love which pierced Thee with such torture and shedding of blood in order to punish my wanderings and the guilty pleasures I have granted to my passions. I offer to the Eternal Father all the pain and love of Thy most Sacred Humanity, and I pray unto Him for grace to weep over my transgressions with burning tears, and to enable me to persevere in the good which I have begun, without ever swerving again from my obedience to the commandments of my God.

(To the Wound of the Left Hand)
Holy Wound of the Left Hand of my Jesus, I adore Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my Jesus, for that most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee for having, in Thy love, spared me the scourges and eternal damnation which my sins have merited. I offer to the Eternal Father the pain and love of Thy most Sacred Humanity, and I pray Him to teach me how to turn to good account my span of life, and bring forth in it worthy fruits of penance, and so disarm the angry justice of my God.

(To the Wound of the Right Hand)
Holy Wound of the Right Hand of my Jesus, I adore Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my Jesus, for that most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee for Thy graces lavished on me with such love, in spite of all my miserable obstinacy. I offer to the Eternal Father all the pain and love of Thy most Sacred Humanity, and I pray Him to change my heart and its affections, and make me do all my actions in accordance with the will of God.

(To the Wound in the Sacred Side)
Holy Wound in the Side of my Jesus, I adore Thee! I compassionate Thee, O my Jesus, for the cruel insult Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee, my Jesus, for the love which suffered Thy side and Heart to be pierced, that the last drops of Blood and water might issue forth, making my redemption to abound. I offer to the Eternal Father this outrage, and the love of Thy most Sacred Humanity, that my soul may enter once for all into that most loving Heart, eager and ready to receive the greatest sinners, and from it may never more depart.

I created this bracelet with a very special meaning and reminder of Our Lord's Sacrifice and and suffering for us.
I used a vintage acrylic cameo of Jesus Christ "Ecce Homo", One Decade Rosary created with vintage pearls, Italian medals, including Holy Child of Atocha, Our Lady of Loreto, St. Therese, Jesus Christ "The Good Shepherd", Our Lady of Lourdes, Pope John Paul II and many others.

I used red coral and red teardrop-shape crystals to represent His Precious Blood. May be a reminder of His Love

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"By His Wounds" Catholic Locket Shrine Necklace

"By His Wounds"

"By His wounds we are healed"

Prayer to Christ in His Passion and Death
Hail, sweet Jesus! Praise, honor, and glory be to Thee,
O Christ, who of Thine own accord didst embrace death,
and, recommending Thyself to Thy heavenly Father,
bowing down Thy venerable head, didst yield up Thy spirit.
Truly thus giving up Thy life for Thy sheep,
Thou hast shown Thyself to be a good shepherd.
Thou didst die, O only-begotten Son of God.
Thou didst die, O my beloved Saviour, that I might live forever.
O how great hope, how great confidence have
I reposed in Thy death and Thy Blood!
I glorify and praise Thy Holy Name,
acknowledging my infinite obligations to Thee.
O good Jesus, by Thy bitter death and Passion,
give me grace and pardon.
Give unto the faithful departed rest and life everlasting.

I created this locket shrine necklace as a reminder of Our Lord's ultimate sacrifice for us

I used a vintage pearl necklace with a 14K clasp, a vintage acrylic cameo of Our Lord with crown of thorns "Ecce Homo"
Inside locket I created a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Infant of Prague and St. Anthony

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rosary Style Padre Pio Reliquary Religious Necklace

May Jesus comfort you
in all your afflictions.
May He sustain you in dangers,
watch over you always with His grace,
and indicate the safe path
that leads to eternal salvation.
And may He render you always
dearer to His Divine Heart
and always more worthy of Paradise.
by Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

When I see a picture of St. Padre Pio, it just brings me so much peace and joy and when creating a piece in his honor, I feel that joy that is indescribable.

On this reliquary necklace I created I used a unique medal with earth from San Giovanni Rotondo, St. Padre Pio's Shrine

Used a beautiful porcelain cameo of Archangel St. Gabriel from an antique card. I created this necklace Rosary style with beautiful wood beads

May St. Padre Pio shine his light upon your life

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Virgin Mary Miraculous Medal Religious Medal Bracelet

We turn to You for protection, Holy Mother of God.  Listen to our prayers and help us in our needs.  Save us from every danger, glorious and blessed Virgin

On this bracelet I used a very unique figural medal of Our Lady of Grace in the center of the bracelet and surrounded by other Catholic medals including Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Therese, St. Clare, St. Christopher, St. Padre Pio, St. Gerard, Archangel Uriel, Our Lady of Victory, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Rita and St. John the Baptist.

I used stunning mint green glass lampwork beads and glass pearls.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dream "The Power of the Rosary"

I feel compelled to share a very specific dream I had on March 8, 2011. First I have to explain that my mother went with Our Lord several years ago and I hardly have dreams of her and when I do, she is asking me to help someone either family members or people I know and sometimes that I don't know, either living or passed.

On March 8, she came to me in a dream asking me to help 3 specific persons to help them cross the line, but I knew the line was from purgatory to the light because those three specific persons have been deceased and my mother took me to see them and they were in this really awful place, it was so dark and gloomy, people screaming and just walking without knowing where to go, I saw one lady in specific, one that my mother asked me to help, she was holding on to a rosary and was crying so much and hiding, she said "I was told to pray the rosary but I don't know how", I then told her I will be praying one for her and all of the sudden the clouds began to gather and were so dark and I got scared because it looked like a storm was coming but my mother kept telling me not to leave and not to worry, nothing will happen to me because I'm not from there. All of the sudden all of the people began to scream and I heard a loud thunder and I felt like snow or something heavy was falling, I had covered my head and closed my eyes so I couldn't see anything, when that passed I opened my eyes and saw many people covered in snow but nothing happened to me nor my mother, then she told me that is why they needed to leave that place.

I began praying the rosary for those people in purgatory and asking Our Blessed Mother and God to have Their angels guide them out of there and to His presence so they will ask for His forgiveness and allow them into heaven.

On the second night after starting the Rosary, I had another dream. I found myself in this dark awful cave, it was so dark and I remember saying, it's smells so awful in here, it smells like dead dog or something died in here and there was enough light for me to see a pile of something that appeared mud or something worse and on top of that pile it appeared to be a body, it kind of looked human and at the same time like an animal, but it was like it had been through a grinder, all body parts piled up, and I saw two rosaries inside the pile, only part of the rosaries were coming thru, I know they were rosaries because they looked like the ones I've made in the past and they were wrapped around that thing in the pile very tight and I heard a very profound voice saying "That's the power of the rosary" and I felt this joy after hearing that voice and when I woke up, there was so much peace. I believe I was shown part of what praying the rosary does, destroying those tormenting beings and binds them and breaks them from our lives or people. I still get teary eyed just remembering that vision and that voice and the Power of the Rosary.

I hope by sharing this I can transmit a glimpse of that awful place and for us to keep praying the Rosary for us and those in need and for those that don't know how to pray.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Barbara Religious Saints Medal Bracelet

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.

On this bracelet honoring St. Barbara used a stunning large figural medal of St. Barbara. Other Catholic medals I used are Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Infant of Prague, St. Raphael, St. Padre Pio, St. Augustine with St. Monica, St. John the Baptist, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Joan of Arc and St. Therese. Beads adorning this bracelet are beautiful carved cinnabar beads, glass pearls and beautiful pink glass lampwork beads.

Monday, March 7, 2011

St Anthony Cameo Locket Shrine Religious Necklace

Prayer to Saint Anthony the Wonder-Worker

Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find {mention your petition}which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God.Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

This is another necklace I created honoring this great man of God. I know I keep St. Anthony very busy with my petitions, but he has never failed to assist me in my needs, specially when I
loose something important, is unbelievable how fast I find it.

I created it in a different way this time, like a charm necklace adding a Lourdes Water Crucifix and a couple of Catholic Medals.

Beads include Gemstones, glass, lampwork and lucite

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Roses and Pearls Crown for Our Queen of Heaven Virgin Mary Statue

For a very long time, I have been inspired in creating crowns for Our Blessed Mother and I have always loved to see the crowns of roses in Her images and today that inspiration, again, came to me

PEARL- Signifies God's righteousness- In Revelation, the New Jerusalem is spoken of having twelve walls with twelve foundations and twelve gates of Pearls (Rev. 21-14-27

THE ROSE BEING REPRESENTATIVE OF MARY The rose is regarded as the "queen of flowers", and often symbolizes Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Also an almost universal symbol of perfect love, its color, perfection of form, and fragrance, as well as its thorns signifies Mary's role in salvation history as the Mother of God the Savior who was crowned with thorns and shed His blood on the Cross for love of mankind. The rose, arising from a thorny bush, also signifies Mary, the Mystical Rose, "our fallen Nature's solitary boast", who alone of the human race was conceived without sin. It also may contain a parallel with the fiery thorn bush from which God spoke to Moses: Mary, immaculately conceived, was the means through which God became Man, The Word made flesh.)

While creating these crowns I was just thinking what Our Blessed Mother would love most and all it came was pearls, roses and crystals and that is basically what I used mainly in these two crowns, which are my first ones to create.

I used beautiful vintage acrylic flowers and paper roses as well as pearls, gemstone beads and Czech. glass beads.

They fit most 25" statues and only for indoor due to paper flowers

These are listed in my Etsy Shop Angelo's Treasures

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

St. Jude, Saints Religious Medal Charm Bracelet

Glorious Saint Jude

with faith in your goodness I ask your help today. As one of Christ's chosen Apostles, you are a pillar and foundation of His Church on earth. You are among the elders who stand always before God's throne.

Brother Jude, you are renowned for your kinship with Christ and your physical resemblance to our Savior. Help me remain close to Christ and resemble Him in my outlook and actions.

Holy Apostle, you are venerated for your work of preaching the gospel and your faithfulness to Christ by a martyr's death. Assist me to preach the good news of Christ by word and example, and remain steadfast in His service as you were.

From your place of glory, do not forget the needs and difficulties of Christ's little ones like me, still struggling on the way

home to God. Pray for me that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (name special problem) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

Intercede for us all, gracious, brother Saint Jude, and pray for us to the Lord our God in our daily toil and our necessities. Amen.

Today I created this bracelet honoring glorious St. Jude. I love to set these beautiful medals in a stunning ornate setting to enhance the medal itself and then adorned it with Czech. rhinestones as a tribute to St. Jude

I also added other Catholic medals including Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Barbara, Infant of Prague, St. Therese, St. Augustine with St. Monica, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Sorrows with St. Peregrine and a color medal of Jesus Christ with child.

I added beautiful yellow lampwork and glass beads to embrace your wrist and make the medals stand out more.