Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mary's Way of the Cross

This week I wanted to post something spiritual and reflecting on Our Lord's Sacrifice and Our Blessed Mother's Sorrows and also reflecting on our own personal life and how to make changes but my mind was completely blocked and could not think on anything.

Today I received an email from Rick, a great return buyer from my store and stated he felt he needed to share "Mary's Way of the Cross", narrated by Angelina cd but didn't know why.

I was completely amazed on him sharing and I looked it up and found these amazing videos that are perfect for what I wanted to listen and share this week.  I am forever grateful to him for being the messenger and trusting his heart to share with me even if he didn't know why.

They are amazing, very moving and touching to helps to reflect within and try to mirror ourselves in Mary.

This is the first of three



This is the second of three
 

This is the last one


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nostalgia

This week I was inspired to create a couple of bracelets with the Nostalgia of past times when pictures were black and white.

Maybe a reminiscence time where I believe there was more fervor in praying and getting closer to all Divine.
For some reason those pictures do bring a very sensitive part of me.  Sensitive in the sense of being in touch with the Spiritual more.

I have always loved antiques and the pictures I used on these couple of bracelets bring that feel to them.

One I created honoring Our Lady of Sorrows


In this bracelet I used a beautiful image of Our Lady of Sorrows in black and white adorned with clear rhinestones.  Using beautiful white foil glass hears, to express Her Love for humanity that She accepted being Mother to Our Lord and knowing His Sacrifice for humanity, and black and white lampwork glass beads.

I incorporated pink roses also representing Her Love and a reminder that Her Love will always be with us.

Another bracelet I created is honoring Our Lady of Lourdes


Also using a beautiful image of Our Lady of Lourdes in black and white and adorned with clear rhinestones as well.

I created a beautiful pendant using a vintage brooch, converted into pendant, and adding a vintage medal of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal and adorned with clear rhinestones to make the medal stand out.

On this bracelet the colors are more subtle using beautiful smokey lavender, very unique color, beads and beautiful Earth tone Czech. glass beads to accent the white pearls and to make the pendant stand out more, I used a beautiful handcrafted red rose created by my daughter-in-law, Ya-Ya.