Thursday, April 28, 2011

St. Therese Relic Saints Religious Medal Charm Bracelet

LET US PRAY

O Lord, who has said: "Unless you become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven"; grant us, we beseech Thee, so to walk in the footsteps of thy blessed Virgin Theresa with a humble and single heart, that we may attain to everlasting rewards: Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.



This is another unique charm bracelet I created honoring our beautiful St. Therese using a 3rd class relic medal of St. Therese and a large figural statue medal of St. Therese as well.
I also used a beautiful handcrafted pendant I created with a picture in cloth from an antique Holy card in bubble dome. Other medals used are a figural medal of Archangel Uriel, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Ann, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Kateri.
I used a vintage piece of lace and misc. vintage and new pearls and charms

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Precious Blood" Jesus Medal Religious Charm Bracelet



Prayer of St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese's name in Religion was 'Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face'

"Jesus, Who in Thy bitter Passion didst become
'the reproach of men and the Man of Sorrows,'
I venerate Thy Holy Face on which shone
the beauty and gentleness of Divinity.
In those disfigured features I recognize Thine Infinite Love,
and I long to love Thee and to make Thee loved....."
'May I behold Thy Glorious Face in Heaven!'




I created this bracelet honoring Our Lord's Holy Face using a beautiful vintage medal of Ecce Homo and Our Lady of Guadalupe on reverse side.

I used vintage and new medals and charm. I also used a very unique cross with risen Christ a figural medal of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus, Archangel St. Gabriel, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal and St. Michael

Beads include glass pearls and crystals and a stunning vintage rhinestone charm making the bracelet more bold.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Queen of Heaven / Regina Caeli



Queen of Heaven rejoice, Alleluia;
The Son whom you merited to bear, Alleluia,
has risen
as He said, Alleluia.
Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia,
For the Lord is truly Risen, Alleluia.

May today, Easter Sunday, be a Blessed day as we rejoice in Our Lord's triumph and may
His Light and Love always embrace you and May Our Blessed Mother's Love and care be with you always.

God Bless

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Canticle of the Blood



Canticle of the Blood
By Saint Maria de Mattias

Come, let us adore Christ, the Son of God,
who has redeemed us with His Blood.

Clap your hands, all you peoples,
sing unto God with a voice of jubilation.

For You, God, glorious and mighty,
have shown us mercy.

You have not spared Your only Son
but delivered Him up in our behalf.

That You might redeem us from
our sins in Christ’s own Blood;

That justified in the Blood of Jesus
You might turn Your anger from us;

That we who were separated might
be reconciled through the Blood of Christ.

O God, my God, what can I render
to You for all the good
you have bestowed upon me?

I will take the chalice of salvation,
and I will call upon the power of Christ’s Blood.

Sing to Jesus, all you saints, and
make known the memory of His holiness.

For Christ indeed has loved us and
washed us in His Blood and has
become our helper and redeemer.

May Christ be blessed forever who
has wrought such wonders in us.

Blessed be Jesus for all ages, and
may the heavens and the earth
be filled with the praises of His love.

Come, let us adore Christ, the Son
of God, who has redeemed us with His Blood.
Amen.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Newest Creations

For such a very long time I have been wanting to make creations with beautiful vintage Holy Cards images and I found the most beautiful and inspirational site Holy Card Heaven Holy Card Heaven that I have been blessed that they have granted me permission to use their images for my creations. It is truly Heaven sent.


When I visited Holy Card Heaven site, I felt like I was transported to a very spiritual place and reading all the information they provide, it is just what the soul needs. I highly recommend you visit them.

I want to continue making my creations in honor and glory of Our Lord and Mother Mary and I just love antique cards, there is so much love and devotion in every image and how they convey a spiritual message through their art, it's just amazing and I wanted to capture that as well in my creations.

The images I used have been transfered to fabric, not paper, for longer lasting wear and used a special protector on the fabric.


The images I used on this necklace are Our Beautiful Lady of Mt. Carmel with Child Jesus and inside locket I used is Christ Child Sacred Heart


On this necklace I used a beautiful image of Virgin Mary from an antique Holy Card, also from Holy Card Heaven


On this Necklace I used another stunning picture of The Holy Face of Jesus Ecce Homo

May Our Lord continue to bless every soul that continues to worship and adore Our Lord, Blessed Mother and all the Divine

Click on this image to visit Holy Card Heaven


Our Lady of Guadalupe Cameo Religious Medal Bracelet

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

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.

Amen.

(Pope John Paul II.)


This is another special bracelet I created honoring Our humble and beautiful Lady of Guadalupe. I used a beautiful vintage cameo of Our Lady of Guadalupe and also added a smaller vintage cameo of Our Lady of Sorrows and a St. Michael 3rd class relic medal.

I used several other Catholic medals including Our Lady of Medjugorje, St. Rocco, St. Padre Pio, St. Lucy, Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, St. Charbel, Holy Family and others. Beads are glass pearls and gemstones including coral and yellow Jade.

My 2 yr. old granddaughter has a very special connection with Our Lady of Guadalupe. She can stand in front of a large statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and carry a conversation with Her and she kisses Her and St. Juan Diego and the other day, she surprised me because for the first time, she saw a smaller statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe I have on top of a dresser and she gasped and said "The Boss" and wanted to hold Her. I asked her again what she had said? She repeated "The Boss" I was just amazed how much she loves Our Lady of Guadalupe and I know referring to Her as "The Boss" it is in the most respectful way a 2yr old toddler can express about Our Lady. She is beautiful

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Virgin Mary Cameo, Saints Religious Medals Bracelet

This bracelet is making honor to Our Blessed Mother. Mother's Day is coming soon and I wanted to start creating bracelets offering flowers to Our Blessed Mother. This is my first of my series of "Flowers for Our Blessed Mother" for this year.


Every year I love to create such bracelets full of flowers.

I included various shapes and colors of flowers, misc. lampwork beads.

Catholic medals includes Infant of Prague, St. Rocco, St. Augustine, St. Monica, St. Michael, St. Martha, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Therese, Our Lady of Sorrows, Archangel Uriel and Our Lady of Czestochowa

Monday, April 11, 2011

St. Jude Relic, Saints Religious Medals Charm Bracelet


Prayer to Saint Jude Thaddeus

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 m

artyr'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 f

orget 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.



I had not created this style of bracelets for a while and St. Jude has been coming up in my mind so much for several days and I knew it was a message to continue and make one on his honor.

Sometimes when you have been creating for as long as I have you will have a mental block and today was no exception and I did ask, OK St. Jude guide me or have my angels guide me, I can't think of anything, I know it may sound unusual but I know most people that create with Divine inspiration, will experience the same and all of the sudden, I can't even think how everything just came together and I truly love the end result
I used a relic medal of St. Jude and making this bracelet three strands of glass beads and pearls and adding several Catholic medals including St. Dymphna, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Medjugorje, St. Barbara and St. Benedict and also adding more lampwork beads in different shades of green

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Newest Store

I had been debating for a long time if I should open a web store besides ebay and today I took that step towards creating one and I'm so excited it's Faith Inspired Creations http://www.faithinspiredcreations.com/


I have also been so inspired to continue creating with vintage lace and right now most of my creations in my new store are created with such.
A couple with Old World images of Madonna and Child by Botticelli and one inspired by nature


Thursday, April 7, 2011

OL Fatima Soil Reliquary Locket Religious Necklace



O Most Holy Virgin Mary,
Queen of the most

Holy Rosary,
You were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima
and reveal a glorious message.
We implore You,
inspire in our hearts a fervent love
for the recitation of the Rosary.
By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption
that are recalled therein
may we obtain the graces

and virtues that we ask,
through the merits of Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Redeemer.



This is another special and meaningful reliquary locket necklace I created honoring Our Lady of Fatima using a relic medal with soil of Fatima and using a beautiful 3D cameo and necklace with opal color glass hearts

I also added a vintage picture of St. Vincent de Paul

Sunday, April 3, 2011

St. Therese Pocket Watch Shrine Religious Necklace




Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word;
always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.
St. Therese



This is a spectacular necklace created to honor St. Therese. I found a stunning pocket statue of St. Therese and I wanted it to be visible and that is why I created this pocket watch shrine.

I added a beautiful Fresh Water pearl as well and a paper rose to make it stand out more.

I also added a beautiful French-style ribbon flower to make it bold and more beautiful

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sacred Heart, Religious Medals Lace Cuff Bracelet

O, Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with Infinite Love,  
broken by our ingratitude, and pierced by our sins, 
 yet loving us still,
 accept the consecration we make to Thee 
 of all that we are and all that we have.  
Take every faculty of our souls and bodies, 
only day by day draw us nearer and nearer 
to Thy Sacred Heart,
 and there, as we shall hear the lesson,  
teach us Thy Holy Way. 
  Amen.




I created another lace cuff bracelet, this bracelet honoring Our humble Sacred Heart of Jesus with His loving compassion to always forgiving and loving

I used a beautiful color medal of The Sacred Heart of Jesus set on stunning setting and adorned with Czech. rhinestones.

These bracelets are like having a shrine with you on your wrist. I just love creating them. It just transports my spirit into a very spiritual and calming effect that is indescribable. I used several Italian Catholic medals including a vintage statue charm of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal and on this one I use gorgeous Brocade lace and many embellishments