Monday, August 25, 2008

My New Milagros...

This necklace is part of my new Milagros Collection at my Etsy Shop.

It is inspired in an exhibition that took place last year at the Art Museum of Puerto Rico: La Virgen, Santos y Ángeles: pinturas suramericanas del 1600-1825 de la Colección Thoma (Virgin Mary, Saints, and Angels: South American paintings from 1600-1825, Thoma Collection). It also reminds the Milagros or Ex-votos from the religious tradition.

According to Wikipedia Milagros or Ex-votos are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as a votative offerings in Mexico, the Southern United States, other areas of Latin America, as well as parts of the Iberian Peninsula. They are frequently attached onto altars, shrines, and sacred objects found in places of worship, and are often purchased in churches, cathedrals or from street vendors.This "Milagros" (Miracle) necklace is all handmade with bronze wire. The pendant has seven charms: a Virgin Mary/Sacred Heart medallion, coral twig, aventurine bead, Lead-free pewter feather, a small bell, and two glass Lilies.

It comes with a bronze neck wire. The pendant is about 3" long. Feel the good energy...
And here is Panchita, again, in her favorite hiding place: one of my empty ceramic pots. Panchita is a "Miracle". She was rescued with her mother Umasi. Her mother Umasi left her when she was one day old. We nourished her until Umasi came back. She was so little and helpless! Now they are save and very happy with us.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Etsy Shop !!!

Today is the opening day of my brand -new Etsy Shop and the end of summer vacation in my Blog.

One of my new creations made with a natural beach coral.
You can find one similar to this one at my Etsy shop.

Last month I was quite busy looking for new materials for my jewelry, taking pictures, reading instructions from Etsy's website, organizing my creations and preparing them for my store, and at last, VOILA... My new Casa Doralba at Etsy! It was fun anyway, but it was lot of work too. I have just listed twelve items and I'm planning to continue adding new things next weekend.

A pendant made with a Crystal Quartz from Puerto Rico


We had at home other projects besides my new Etsy Shop. We installed our solar energy system that is working great, and we continued working in our organic garden. Here I show you some pictures:



MY NEW CATS: Panchita (2 months old) and her mother Umasi