Monday, January 30, 2012

"Divine Love" Valentine's Day Sacred Heart Catholic Medals Religious 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.

I wanted to create a bracelet that expresses the Divine Love Our Lord has for us.  We normally celebrate Valentine's Day giving to love ones or people we love but sometimes we don't realize His Divine Love that should also be celebrated and with this bracelet I wanted to convey that Love.

I used a beautiful vintage cameo.  I used lampwork heart beads and teardrop shape beads representing His bleeding heart.  Other Catholic medals I used are St. Therese, Padre Pio, Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of the Well and others., a one decade rosary using Olive Wood beads from Israel, very special beads.

May His Divine Love always well in your heart.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Our Lady of Guadalupe Charm Bracelet

This is another bracelet I created honoring Our Humble Lady of Guadalupe inspired by Roses offered to Our Blessed Mother.

I used a stunning porcelain cameo of Our Lady of Guadalupe, misc. Catholic medals including Holy Child of Atocha, St. Therese, St. Michael, Our Lady of Medjugorje, Our LAdy of Miraculous Medal and a stunning rhinestone cross.

May these roses be a symbol of Her love for us. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Covered By Our Blessed Mother's Mantle

Today, while I was asleep, I had a very vivid dream, or what I call, vision that when I woke up, I felt like I had been transported to a more pleasant state of mind despite the horror I lived in my dream.

I found myself with my family walking streets that appeared to be Tombstone, AZ, I then heard a very deep voice telling me to get back to my refuge immediately and I told my husband to better hurry and get back to our home. As we were walking the sky began to turn grey then heard thundering and I thought a storm is coming, when all of the sudden the sky began releasing some sort of mist that began to hurt our eyes, then the same voice said it was toxic, then the mist disappeared.  When I opened my eyes again, the sky was already dark, almost like night and I saw how it started to part in half and saw a bright light, like a line in the middle, and then began, what appeared to be lightning but in colors and I was just fascinated by the scene but at the same time scared and I remember saying "The void is opening" and telling my husband, see it does exist.   I then saw another scene that what appeared to be grey clouds were in some sort of large ditch, on the ground by this time I could hear people running and screaming, but I was fascinated by the lights flickering in the sky and then on the clouds in the ground.
At this time, when the people were screaming and running, there  was already water coming down from a mountain like a flood carrying so much debris as logs and other things in the murky water, then I saw the clouds on the ground open and 6 UFOs with flickering lights took flight one after the other.  I then began to get scare and thought that we were being attacked by them when I heard the same deep voice saying "They are the guardians of the planet and were ordered to leave" and again I was told to rush to my refuge.

When we arrived to a house, which was not our actual home, we closed the doors and windows and inside were my grandmother and mother, which both have been deceased for years and they told me they were there to help me care for the children and for me to stand guard by the front door and watch.

When I was at the door I could hear scratching at the door and when I looked outside, there were many cats and a dog terrified and wanting to come in so I opened the door to let them in and that's when I thought it must be so bad out there.  I then looked outside the window and saw lava  coming our way and I just could not believe it that one side was a flood and on the other side lava and was coming towards the house.  You can imagine my fear of looking something similar to this picture coming towards us and no way to go.

Immediately I began to pray the rosary and I asked God and Our Blessed Mother if we all were going to die by lava to please make it so quick that we won't feel the pain and I just closed my eyes and when I heard a voice telling me to open my eyes and when I did, we were inside our truck floating in the lava and I could even feel heat, but not extreme heat, on my leg from it and was amazed that no one could feel the heat.  As we were floating on this lava I could see houses and cars being covered by this lava and I could hear the screams and as the lava began to go higher on our car, I could see a very bright light push our truck to one side of the street where there was nothing going on, there was peace and so bright and beautiful.

We got out of the car and there was this beautiful lady, which I believe is Our Blessed Mother since I had visions of the same Lady before, there welcoming us to this place and I was just in awe, so beautiful, peaceful and so bright.  I was amazed to that even the tires on the truck were intact no damage at all.  I then asked why we were there and the other people were not?  I heard a beautiful voice from heaven saying that "They didn't cover themselves with My Mantle" and at that moment I woke up in an instant and all morning I had been like in a state of awe and amazement and pondering on this vivid experience and after a couple of hours after waking up, I could not control my tears, I began to cry and cry of joy, even it was a very frightening experience, I felt the joy that I felt covered by Our Blessed Mother's Mantle.

I cannot express how my love intensified for Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother after this experience.  I loved them before but after today, my heart still beats so fast when I think of Them.

I also pondered on this experience if its a message to convey of a warning of similar events to come or a message of the need to continue praying the Rosary and cover ourselves with Our Blessed Mother's Mantle to be protected as similar events have been occurring. 

I pray everyone reading this will also ponder on this message and continue praying the Rosary and pray for those that may be affected by such disasters and cover yourselves and family with Our Blessed Mother's Mantle and Love.

Monday, January 16, 2012

St. Padre Pio Relic Religious Medals Handcrafted Bracelet


Prayer to Saint Padre Pio

Beloved Padre Pio, today I add my prayer to the
thousands of prayers offered to you every day by
those who love and venerate you.  They ask for
cures and healings, earthly and spiritual blessings,
and peace for body and mind.   And because of
your friendship with the Lord, He heals those you 
ask to be healed and He forgives those you ask to
be forgiven. 

Through your visible wounds of the Cross, which
you bore for 50 years, you were chosen in our
time to glorify the crucified Jesus.  As we
lovingly recall the wounds that pierced your 
hands, feen and side, we not only remember the
blood you shed in pain, but your smile, and the
invisible halo of sweet-smelling flowers that
surrounded your presence, the perfume of sanctity.

Saint Pio, may the healings of the sick, the
serenity of the troubled, and the loving comfort
received by those in pain and despair be a sure
sign that you continue to intercede for us and our
loved ones before the Lord.

In your kindness, please help me with my own 
special request.  (Here state your petition).  Each
and every day, bless me and my loved ones.

I love the new style of the Third Class Relic medals of St. Padre Pio, that is now encased inside a dome.

On this bracelet I added a beautiful vintage St. Ann Chaplet attached to the bracelet making it more special.

Other Catholic medals I used are Our Lady of Guadalupe with St. Charbel, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Divine Mercy, Our Lady of Medjugorje, Our Lady of Fatima and others.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

God's Earth Angels

Have you ever experienced a random act of Kindness from someone you have never met or spoken with?

I call them God's Earth Angels.  There are many of these Earth Angels and I have met many in life.

I met a very kind loving lady named Alexandra Cadena.  She has an online store and sells vintage medals on Etsy and ebay.  For the past several years, I came across her site and I just fell in love with her medals and I kept checking back often to see if I could win one of her lots or buy some of her medals but my budget did not allow it but I kept being uplifted just by looking at them and when I needed some inspiration, again, I would go back to her store and I thought to myself I know one day God will allow me to buy some of her medals.

One day when I went to visit her Etsy shop Alexandra Cadena Religious Medals and Treasures I saw a stunning medal of Our Blessed Mother surrounded by flowers that just took my breath away and I felt so much love and peace from that medal and again, I said to myself, one day I will buy one of these medals.

Time passed and we never spoke, I just was window shopping in her sites and on Dec. 29 I noticed she had won one of my bracelets on ebay and I felt so honored that she would be bidding on my bracelets since I have always admired her medals.  She wrote to me on the bracelet and I felt an immediate bond with Alexandra, like I knew her for ever.  We continue to convey messages and she informed me that she wanted to send me some medals for me to use on my creations and one specially for me.  She asked me which one I wanted but told her let Our Blessed Mother chose the one for me 

On Friday I received the package and I was just blown away with how many medals she had sent me and I could feel the box pulsating with so much energy, it was a beautiful experience.  When I opened the package with the medal just for me I was in tears when I saw one of the stunning medals with Our Lady of Help, Maria Auxiliadora, with the flowers encased in hard resin.  It was one of the ones I loved in her store, I just couldn't believe it Our Lady came to me through Alexandra.  She also sent me a Mustard Seed pendant for me and one for my daughter-in-law.  I will forever be grateful.

God and Our Blessed Mother are merciful and loving.  Thank you for Your Earth Angels like Alexandra

I also received these stunning Gold Filled and Sterling medals 
 Many more here, including copper and stunning rhinestone crosses and locket 

If you like these medals check out her store on ebay

or Etsy

Monday, January 2, 2012

Vintage and New Catholic Virgin Mary Bracelet

When I created this bracelet I wanted to achieve an antique look and feel to this bracelet.  I used many vintage pieces and new ones as well.

The center piece is a stunning antique piece from a broken bracelet and added a beautiful vintage aluminium medal of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal attached to a brass setting with vintage lace and vintage rhinestones.

I love the golden cameo of Our Blessed Mother complimenting the bracelet with that antique look.