Friday, September 30, 2011

"The Many Faces of Mary" Religious Charm Bracelet

Mary, our Queen,
Holy Mother of God,
we beg You to hear our prayer.
Make our hearts overflow with Divine grace
and resplendent with heavenly wisdom.
Render them strong with Your might
and rich in virtue.
Pour down upon us the gift of mercy
so that we may obtain the pardon of our sins.
Help us to live in such a way
as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven.
May this be granted us by Your Son Jesus
Who has exalted you above the angels,
has crowned You as Queen,
and has seated You with Him
forever on his refulgent throne.

By St. Anthony of Padua

I wanted to create one bracelet depicting The Many Faces of Mary and I added only a few of the Titles and Faces of Our Blessed Mother Mary.  I wish I had all the medals.

On this bracelet I used a beautiful cameo with Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus and Catholic medals including Our Lady of Loretto, Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Beads that adorn this bracelet are beautiful magenta color glass pearls and black Czech. glass beads and used two flowers one being a black Jade gemstone and the other a beautiful color polymer clay flower. 
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Monday, September 26, 2011

My Roses from St. Therese

For a very long time I have been wanting to experience St. Therese's roses to come to me unexpected and feel the joy that I hear many people experience.

Last year a wonderful woman sent me a couple of rose petals that were touched to St. Therese's Relics and in the process of my rearranging my room I could not find those precious rose petals and I was devastating about it and never to be found.

I kept praying to St. Therese and to please grant me that privileged to experience once again the honor of having roses from her.  I want my creations to be close or touched by them to help others.

As time passed I continued with my search and to no avail, not able to find them.  I finally gave up the search.

On Friday, September 24, 2011 I went to pick up my mail and when I opened my box, there was this beautiful scent coming from inside my mailbox and when I picked up my mail, there was an envelope that caught my attention and I could feel something very special inside and the scent was so beautiful and my heart began pounding, very excited knowing something Holy or special was in that envelope.

When I read the name from it was from I was very pleasantly surprised coming from Dyan, a special lady I met through my ebay store and thinking she might of sent me a medal, which sometimes I have received medals or prayer cards from very special wonderful people I meet in my store.

When I opened the envelope, I just could not believe that inside were rose petals touched to St. Therese's relics in Ireland, I was just overwhelmed with joy and it took me a while to really realize what I had in my possession, something so Special and meaningful.  I cannot thank enough St. Therese to express her love to me and use Dyan to send me the rose petals.  

She stated she had them for several years and one day suddenly she felt that she needed to send them to me.

I feel so Blessed

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Calling on the Angels

Recently I have been inspired to create more bracelets with angels.  Their energy is so powerful that I feel so inspired by their love and protection.

I recently created three bracelets honoring Our Angels.

On this bracelet I created honoring St. Michael and Archangels which includes a beautiful color medal of St. Michael and archangel charms of St. Raphael, St. Gabriel, Uriel, Zadquiel, Samuel and Jophiel

On this bracelet I wanted to create a garden with angels, which includes a Victorian-style cameo and added flowers and handcrafted angels.

On this other bracelet I used a beautiful and unique resin cameo of Raphael's angel, which I love, and adorned it with turquoise color Czech. rhinestones.

On this one I also added handcrafted angels and Czech. glass beads and lampwork


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

In the Midst of Trials and Despair

Today I have been inspired to write about my own experiences in the Midst of Trials and Despair in my own personal life, no, I won't go back so many years, but I do have to say have not been easy years since way back when, but I have overcome so many obstacles, trials and despair in my way through life.

I have to admit that my family and myself have not been exempt of what is going on with the economy and it seems the more I hear and read about I felt I needed to share.  We have too been affected by this turmoil in the economy, my husband almost losing his job and his hours cut down drastically, meaning income cut drastically like many people around the world and not just USA and in the midst of all this, yes, I have to admit, I felt discouraged and afraid like every human and I would question when will all this end?

When we fall in a comfort zone of everything being fine in our world, does not mean well in the rest of the world but our own immediate world, we tend to realize that we have a perfect life, good jobs, nice home, nice car, we must have the latest technology, the newest trends in clothing, shoes, what our children want, immediate gratification and when that world shifts around us and all the turmoil takes over, we feel lost and afraid and I'm no exception, I too, felt afraid and discouraged that the more I prayed, the more I felt attacked in turmoil, it may have been my own fears or from other around me, but I was very afraid but never lost my faith, I knew God is not the one causing this, He does not send us trials like we sometimes believe, I realized that there is so much negative energy shifting around us that is so dense that God's Blessings cannot get to us, or we are sometimes we are so consumed by our negative thoughts that we cannot see or even have the energy to pray, please don't fall into those fears, God and Our Blessed Mother are in the midst of those Trials and Despairs, They will pull you out of your Despair and desperation.

Don't cease to pray, pray the Rosary, even if you don't have the energy at that moment, take a couple of deep breaths and change your thoughts to a more positive thinking.

If you can imagine yourself being in the presence of the Most High and Our Blessed Mother, feel Their Essence,  just keep breathing like in meditation and the more you do this, your mind will start to clear and your body relax.  What I do and this has helped me tremendously to keep at peace, is light incense, I prefer the handcrafted ones, like Frankincense, Myrrh, I found one that is Queen of Heaven and is delightful, Gardenia or any other pleasant scents that will soothe you, listen to soothing praise music, like Gregorian Chants or any other Spiritual music and light a candle and in your moment of Their presence, just praise for the things you have, give Thanks for the good things and bless everyone that has cursed you or wished you wrong, send them God's and Blessed Mother's Love, I know it's not easy sometimes, but it will help, specially your Boss or people that are in your life, Bless the place you work in and the people around you.  If you don't have a job or lost one, still bless the place and bless the new job coming to you.  Bless your home with God's and Blessed Mother's Love. What I do is at least once a week I bless it with Holy Water and sometimes I do burn incense and go throughout the home Blessing it and praising God for it and all the negative energies in your home will flee, they don't like Love, they enjoy turmoil and the more turmoil, the more will come, so send Love to your surroundings even your backyard and you will start noticing changes in your life, specially your health.  Just say "I Bless this house with God's and Our Blessed Mother's Love, Love will reside in this home and may His angels dwell to protect us and bring His Blessings"

Don't be discourage, it shall pass, also bless our President and all in charge of this country, they do need blessings and not curses.

May Our Lord's and Blessed Mother's Love keep you safe and Blessed

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Mother's Sorrows" Catholic Medals Charm Bracelet

Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows, by St. Bridget

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, who didst endure a martyrdom of love and grief beholding the sufferings and sorrows of Jesus! Thou didst cooperate in the benefit of my redemption by thine innumerable afflictions and by offering to the Eternal Father His only begotten Son as a holocaust and victim of propitiation for my sins. I thank thee for the unspeakable love which led thee to deprive thyself of the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus, true God and true Man, to save me, a sinner. Oh, make use of the unfailing intercession of thy sorrows with the Father and the Son, that I may steadfastly amend my life and never again crucify my loving Redeemer by new sins, and that, persevering till death in His grace. I may obtain eternal life through the merits of His Cross and Passion. Amen.
Mother of love, of sorrow and of mercy, pray for us.

Another inspired creation by the Sorrows of Our Most Loving Blessed Mother with Her Sorrow and Love always embraces in our own sorrows and pains.

I created this bracelet as that reminder that she will always embrace us in our sorrows and I included a picture frame charm if a picture of a loved one wants to be added.

I added several Catholic medals including Archangel St. Michael, St. Benedict, St. Therese and others.

I also used vintage white beads and adorned cameo with beautiful clear aurora borealis Czech. rhinestones

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Friday, September 16, 2011

"A King is Born" Virgin Mary & Baby Jesus Religious Cameo Catholic Necklace

The inspiration came once again to create another embellished necklace with so much added including vintage and new embellishments.

I used a beautiful porcelain cameo of Baby Jesus with Our Blessed Mother and it's just perfect as the time of year is approaching where we will be celebrating His Birthday "A King is Born"

I used a vintage metal flower, vintage pearls and rhinestones as well as other beautiful embellishments.  I also used vintage and new lace

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

St. Jude Catholic Bracelet

St. Jude, friend to those in need,
 I am weary from grief,
without joy, without hope,
struggling through the dark night of the soul.
I turn to you, my most trusted friend.
Take away this emptiness and the pain of my broken heart.
In your compassion, wipe away the tears 
and carry me to a place of peace.
Too long have I been blind to the
goodness of God's world.
Heal me.
I yearn to feel, to bathe in light and joy.
Envelop me in brightness,
and do not hold back.  
And I promise, if you should see me fit
to receive these gifts, I will share them always.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lace, Beautiful Lace

There is something about lace that I just love, it may be the elegant romantic appeal to it and to be able to
wear it with so many embellishments and be able to use it to honor Our Blessed Mother and Our Beloved Sacred Heart of Jesus, it's an indescribable joy.

Recently I was inspired once again to use vintage lace to create these pieces using vintage pieces as well including a vintage St. Ann Chaplet in one

 I used a small pocket watch face to add a beautiful vintage Sacred Heart of Jesus medal inside and adorned it with rhinestones.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Religious Medals Bracelet

O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, 
We dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you 
under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. 
May this Medal be for each one of us a sure sign 
of your affection for us 
and a constant reminder of our duties toward you. 
Ever while wearing it, 
may we be blessed by your loving protection 
and preserved in the grace of your Son. 
O Most Powerful Virgin, Mother of Our Savior, 
keep us close to you every moment of our lives. 
Obtain for us, your children, 
the grace of a happy death; 
so that in union with you, 
we may enjoy the bliss of Heaven forever. 


I was inspired to create another bracelet honoring Our Beautiful Mother Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal but was not sure how to even began and all of the sudden these beads began to really stand out among the
others and at that moment I knew I had to create one with multiple styles of beads, of different styles, shapes and sizes and it reminded me of us, how Our Blessed Mother loves each one of us in our unique
style and our different personalities, She is for all of us and that was my inspiration to create it with these

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