Friday, December 5, 2014

Concerning the Rosary, Our Lady herself said to Padre Pio: "With this weapon you will win." Convinced of the power of the Rosary, Padre Pio always held the Rosary in his hands. When his death was approaching, he recommended the Rosary to his spiritual children by saying: "Love Our Lady and make her loved. Always recite the Rosary." 

Padre Pio always wore the Rosary around his arm at night. A few days before his death, as Padre Pio was getting into bed, he said to the friars who were in his room, "Give me my weapon!" And the friars, surprised and curious, asked him: "Where is the weapon? We cannot see anything!" Padre Pio replied, "It is in my habit, which you have just hung up!" After having gone through the pockets of his religious habit, the friars said to him: "Padre, there is no weapon in your habit! . . . we can only find your rosary beads there!" Padre Pio immediately said, "And is this not a weapon? . . . the true weapon?!" 

Padre Pio instructed: "Recite the Rosary and recite it always and as much as you can." 

To Padre Onorato Marcucci, grabbing the Rosary that he had put few seconds on the nightstand"With this, one wins the battles."  

Sunday, November 30, 2014

This is one of my necklaces that I frequently carry in my shop. The Catholic Company will also carry this in their catalog in 2015!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Weight of the Rosary....

An excellent read...go to:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hooray! I 've been able to access my blog with my sister's help! I couldn't post anything for a long while.
Here are a few things to update you.
I went to the Christ Our Life Conference in Des Moines Iowa. It was wonderful to see Cardinal Dolan!
I also had a great time with my friends who are fellow Catholic artisans.

Here are a few things that I've done recently and I also can't forget to mention the Catholic Marketing Network show that I did in Chicago. That was a rewarding experience!

Now for the fall! I'm busy creating new pieces to post on my Etsy site. I will add more towards mid October to late October until Christmas. Wow, hard to believe that is only a short time away. I still want to enjoy fishing at my favorite lake before it gets too cold.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's been a busy busy busy summer. Getting ready for shows, making new pieces.
I also made a new web site!
There are retail AND wholesale items listed. No doubt the rest of the year will be busy with new styles featuring silver.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My heart was overflowing with joy as my nephew was ordained deacon this past weekend!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

It's becoming a very busy Spring. I am working on new pieces in the process.
 I am happy and grateful. Here are a couple of photos for you to enjoy from the area where we live.

These bull elk are nodding off to sleep. They could barely keep their eyes open!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In honor of the canonization of sainthood of Pope John Paul II The Great, here is a gemstone bracelet with a vintage medal from France. How fitting, a beautiful detailed image of Our Lady of Czestochowa is on the reverse. A small silver plated crucifix is also a reminder of Christ's love for us!

Mother of Pearl
Swarovski crystal
Faceted crystal

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sacred Art Show

I had a great time once again at the Sacred Art Show in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Here are some of the artwork and artists that were present at the show.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Vintage French medal crystal earrings
Vintage medals from France, faceted crystals and bronze.

St. Ghislain Gemstone Bracelet

Jasper, Czech Piccaso glass, kyanite, ammozonite and turquoise, vintage medal from Belgium.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bronze Crucifix and Our Lady of Lourdes Gemstone Bracelet

Both on sale in my Etsy shop. Labradorite, kyanite, solid bronze, faceted crystals and Czech glass!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Therese's Roses and Miraculous medal bracelet

A small dainty vintage medal from France features St. Therese of Lisieux and a sterling silver Miraculous Medal which links beautiful pink rose tones of Czech cathedral glass and crystals.

Miraculous Medal Earrings

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Carmel Earrings

These lovely medals are so detailed I couldn't decide which side to put in front! Vintage pearls from the 1940s and crystals are used.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/Sacred Heart Vintage French medal gemstone necklace

A very detailed vintage medal from France shows Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and baby Jesus showing the scapular. On the reverse is a sweet depiction of Our Savior with the Sacred Heart. Additional details are a silver angel wing and wire wrapped links. Measures 20". Gemstones: Pearls, Mother of pearls, Czech glass cathedral beads, moonstone, Swarovski crystals, faceted crystals.
On sale now at my Etsy shop.

Irish Thistle and Shamrock Pocket Rosary

Beautifully detailed crucifix and center. Jasper stones.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Therese of Lisieux Necklace

This necklace is in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux. Faceted Swarovski crystals are ever so brilliant! On sale now

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vintage French Marian Medal Pearl Bracelet

Freshwater pearls, mother of pearls, faceted Czech glass and crystals in a soft gold tone charm bracelet featuring a vintage Marian medal from France. On the reverse side of the medal is Pope Pius IX. On sale now. www.

Ave Maria Crown Earrings

On sale at