Thursday, April 19, 2012
I love creating these style of shrines with pocket watches because you are able to see inside and specially able to see the image of Our Blessed Mother. Even though it's difficult to keep the glass due to the pewter statue inside, but without glass still as beautiful.
On this pocket watch shrine I added a beautiful pewter statue of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Fresh Water Pearl Cross and vintage and new embellishments including pearls, flowers and rhinestones.
These creations are a conversation piece and I love that because you will start a conversation making honor to Our Blessed Mother.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
“I know of one means only by which to attain to perfection: LOVE. Let us love, since our heart is made for nothing else.” Saint Therese
I was inspired once again to create a nostalgic cuff bracelet honoring St. Therese using beautiful vintage lace.
I used a stunning brown ribbon to wrap the cuff then added this beautiful vintage lace with pearls adding a unique pewter statue of St. Therese and a piece of a broken Vintage Rosary. Adding as well a vintage sliding rose medal with Our Lady of Guadalupe and other Italian medals of Sacred Heart, Divine Mercy and St. Michael.
Embellishments include a satin flower, Fresh Water Pearls and vintage rhinestones
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Our only hope, our only confidence, our only assured promise, Lord, is Your mercy.” -- St. Augustine
Monday, April 9, 2012
Patronage for Nervous and Mental Afflictions
Dymphna was fourteen when her mother died. Damon is said to have been afflicted with a mental illness, brought on by his grief. He sent messengers throughout his town and other lands to find some woman of noble birth, resembling his wife, who would be willing to marry him. When none could be found, his evil advisers told him to marry his own daughter. Dymphna fled from her castle together with St. Gerebran, her confessor and two other friends. Damon found them in Belgium. He gave orders that the priest's head be cut off. Then Damon tried to persuade his daughter to return to Ireland with him. When she refused, he drew his sword and struck off her head. She was then only fifteen years of age. Dymphna received the crown of martyrdom in defense of her purity about the year 620. She is the patron of those suffering from nervous and mental afflictions. Many miracles have taken place at her shrine, built on the spot where she was buried in Gheel, Belgium.
I created this unique bracelet honoring a great Saint, St. Dymphna using a 3rd class relic medal of the Saint. Using as well other Catholic medals including St. Benedict, St. Anthony, Our Lady of Victory with Don Bosco, Archangel St. Raphael, Our Lady of Fatima, Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Lazarus and St. George.
Adding to this bracelet very unique angel charms and a stunning large Bali-style flower to make the gorgeous wedding cake lampwork beads stand out. The combination of beads and colors are very unique as well, yellow with purple one of my favorite combinations.