I cannot think of anything more profound and powerful.
and yes, beautiful,
than wearing an altar on my heart!
I am so excited about these pendants.
I could write an entire book about the weeks and literally
months it took me to source the right material - as these are
not freely available in Cape Town.
I went through three different soldering irons until I imported
one - thank heavens for the internet, EBay and Etsy!!
This tiny shadow box is recreation of the feel of the grotto
at Lourdes. I used a holy card that I brought back from
Lourdes and I embellished it with tiny silk roses, seed pearls
and tiny crystal. I placed it between two cathedral shaped
pieces of glass and then created a tiny box. I applied the
solder on the sides reminiscent of the water dripping on the walls
of the grotto - so I spent quite a bit of timing getting the solder
to run down like water.
Above the box dangles a tiny crown - the one thing
that stands out most about Lourdes is the presence of
Here are some images that I got on the internet
that makes clear what I am talking about
Underneath the shrine hangs an image of Our Lady of Lourdes
cast in sterling silver with resin and a beautiful
sterling silver piece with tiny swarovski crystals.
The beaded chain of the rosary is hand strung and
contains swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and indian silver.
What a blessing to wear her image and fragrance on your body.
She is the Mystical Rose of our hearts that has such potential
and power for infinite love and compassion for each other
and this world and all her creatures.