November 24, 2010 § Leave a comment
These are what I call my miracle bracelets.
I make them to pass out to people as a little
reminder that miracles are everywhere. I love
displaying them on old wood, with a rustic
feeling, hanging them up like ornaments as
reminders, or showing them displayed on the
arm with as many as you can fit.
So you need a miracle, you need to be
uplifted. Well then it’s time you make up your
own miracle bracelet, and make up a bunch
to give to others that may need a miracle
too. I started making these for people who
needed a little miracle in their lives. I love to
make them and pass them on as well. Wear
one, wear a bunch. They are super reminders
that miracles are everywhere we just need
to remember them. Each bracelet is made
with a Milagros charm. Milagros charms are
often made of pot metal in South America
and in Mexico. They are tokens, or reminders
of miracles granted and miracles that are
waiting to manifest. So let’s get to work and
make your miracles a reality.
Tools & Materials
• Adhesive: (E-6000)
• Jump ring: 10 mm
• Leather thong: 1½ mm
• Pliers: plastic coated
• Tubing: sterling silver
Measure your wrist. Cut the thong to the
measurement leaving about ½ inch per
side to be put into the tubing. Put E-6000
at the ends of the cord. Stuff the ends into
the tubing. Clamp down the tubing with
the plastic-coated pliers to clamp down the
leather cord. Attach the Milagros to the
jump ring or wire wrap the Milagros onto the
leather cord using 1½ inch of sterling silver
20-gauge wire. Now put on the bracelet and
expect miracles to happen.
Marie French has a passion for the worn, the tattered,
and vintage Spanish Colonial and Southwestern design.
Wants a Miracle
by Marie French
November 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
Some of my favorite photographs by photographer:
There is something otherworldly and moody about good polaroid photography. Sarah Moon is truly an “Impressionist photographer” of the highest caliber! Her photos invite us to look within ourselves and discover what she shows us… a phantasmagoric vision of the world that makes me think of fairy tales…! (suggested via Dans le grenier de ma vie…)courtesy of Ullabenulla’s blog.
She is amazing…Just look at these photos….
November 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
Oh how that brain is always desiring…desiring this, that and the other thing? Now I wonder are desires ideas, or ideas desires. I know they have a connection in some way. Just think about it for a sec. Every time I would like this or that my little idea bulb goes off and conjures up ideas on how to get it, make it, acquire it…I mean it is almost devilish. It is a fiend taking up good brain space on this little desire that started out like a small bird seed that grows into the size of the Michelin man. Go figure-So are ideas desires? Or are desires Idea? what is the connection…because there has got to be one….What do you think?
November 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
Ideas they seem to drop from the sky…A little twinkle grabs my attention and off I go on this wild gooses chase down the research lane, then on to books, how to’s to learn everything I can. It’s not that I don’t love ideas, I do, but what to do with all of them? I am not sure any one person has enough time to put all these ideas into practice, and how to pick the good from the bad???
November 14, 2010 § Leave a comment