My Shop: Prayer Bracelets & guest post

Handmade PRAYER BRACELET With Vintage Religious Medal/Amulet

There will be more cake.
There will be more…but first
a few littles new in the shop.

I sewed a couple vintage religious medals

(amulets) with linen thread to

comfy newish stretchy bracelets.

They are feminine.

They create a reminder to pray,

to hope, to get over ourselves.

Beaded PRAYER BRACELET With Vintage Religious Medal


Also, wouldn’t they be perfect

for a bride?

I learned I am not a natural at sewing,

but I wanted to take a small risk

and join the old with the new

for a blended creation.

I know I’ll get better.

Handmade PRAYER BRACELET With Vintage Religious Medal/Amulet


Inspired by some of my old chaplet bracelets

I don’t wear for style, but to which I

occasionally cling when grieving

or considering a serious matter.

Beaded PRAYER Bracelet With Vintage RELIGIOUS MEDAL


These are that sort of bracelet.

Not necessarily for blinging.

Vintage Aurora Borealis Necklace With Religious Amulet/Medal


But for clinging.

Th piece above is a necklace and is old through and through.

A vintage amulet joined with an old aurora borealis necklace.

Incredible VINTAGE ROSARY With Aurora Borealis and Silver Crucifix


This rosary in the shop is probably circa 1980’s,

and I can’t seem to collect enough of

these to drape over a candlestick,

a lamp…it’s endless really.

Incredible VINTAGE ROSARY With Aurora Borealis and Silver Crucifix

another view of the rosary

Beaded PRAYER BRACELET Bracelet With Vintage Religious Amulet
another greiege prayer bracelet

Thanks for peeking at my shop…
if you care to catch glimpses of my home,
Stacey (one of my favorite Chicagoland bloggers!)
is featuring it right here today.
Would love to have you visit over there.

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. The bracelets are so pretty. I understand the addiction to the old rosaries. I pick them up at the brocantes constantly. They are just too pretty to leave behind!

    Have a great remainder of the week!

  2. May 24, 2012 / 2:02 am

    So delicate and lovely–the rosary is especially beautiful, such a personal piece. Would be perfect for bride! Thanks for lovely comment today-it means so much to me! xxBarbara

  3. May 24, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    So beautiful and so ethereal, perfect for a bride or a Holy communion gift, sweet 16, can think of many…fabulous as always Michele!

  4. May 24, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    I have a piece of statuary in my studio that I keep draping with rosaries and I think she needs one more!


  5. May 24, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    Well your wares are gorgeous and very meaningful, Michele!
    Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
    Happy Thursday.

  6. May 24, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    I adore these, they are so precious and special!

    Art by Karena

  7. May 24, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Those are lovely – I agree, perfect for a bride, or perhaps a daughter going off to college (or maybe better for a worried Mom :)). I'm off to check out your home feature!

  8. May 24, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    These are so precious. Love the old joined with the new — which would make them perfect for a bride. Just got back from Stacey's and love, love, love your home. Love the white, the chandeliers, and that it reflects you. Gorgeous! And how did I miss the CAKE post. Delicious. XO

  9. May 24, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    Sweet and sublime no matter the artist' sewing ability. I am doing the same with some very old tarnished rosaries….marrying them with some very old creamy faded pearls and other. Visited Stacey and your gorgeous home. Such a treat. 🙂

  10. May 24, 2012 / 9:02 pm


    we are never too old
    to try new things,
    create new pretties.

    thank you for your kind words!


  11. May 24, 2012 / 9:13 pm


    These are so sweet and feminine. I am especially fond of the cross and rosary. These pieces would make a nice graduation or bridal gift! A definite keep-sake :).

  12. May 25, 2012 / 12:53 am

    Definitely heirloom pieces… they're beautiful!
    Only the best when it comes to your taste! Thanks for sharing beautiful lady!

    much love,

  13. May 25, 2012 / 2:24 am

    Michele these are so beautiful, not just in the way they look but the sentiment in which you made them. I love your little sentence about not just for blinging but for clinging. Happy Thursday sweet friend, xo Kathysue

  14. Anonymous
    May 25, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    Thank you for making these gorgeous bracelets!!! I immediately purchased one for my sister-in-law who is battling breast cancer. Please make more so I can share with my loved ones….including my grandmother who is 96.

  15. May 25, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    Looking beautiful my friend. Very you. (And me!).

    Wishing you a long and relaxing weekend, my friend.

    Let's chat next week.

    Love to you,


  16. May 25, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    A double-scoop
    of loveliness today.
    Off to take a peek
    at your home and
    at your shop….

    Happy Weekend,
    xo Suzanne

  17. May 26, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    I just love what you did with the French medals. I am keeping your shop in mind for future brides.

  18. May 27, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    Oh its lovely and
    I think it would be so lucky too.

  19. May 30, 2012 / 9:01 pm

    How pretty! I love the way the light makes the beads sparkle and shimmer. 😉

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, Michele. Hope to see you at the party each week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  20. May 30, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    These are so beautiful and would make such a precious gift! Oooh your talent just never ends my dear! xxx

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