Sunday, October 10, 2010

Miracle Bracelet-as seen in Jewelry Affair Fall 2010-stampington and Co.

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
• Milagros
• Pliers: plastic coated
• Scissors
• 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.
You can contact her at or visit
her Etsy sites at and inspiritu.etsy.
com, or view her blog,
Wants a Miracle
by Marie French 10


contemplation..Contemplation..CONTEMPLATION.  That is how I feel the voice within me at times. Yes I know I should, I know I want to, but sometimes I feel- who has the time. So I devised this little trick.  Find a picture a day that signifies a contemplative mood, a contemplative gesture, anything that will slow my over active mind down. Print it our or view it on screen for the day. Anytime I look at it I take a deep breath and spend 30 seconds to 1 minute being with the picture. Hey It helps me take a bit of contemplative time. Try it for your self.


Sundays are days of contemplation for me. What are they to you?  It is a time for just being, sitting, and taking a breath from doing, rushing and frantic thinking. Today make your day a day of contemplation for a few minutes, or hours. Just take the time to take a breath and enjoy the beauty around you. Be well.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Art Exchange!

Art ExchangePosted: September 27, 2010 by arttherapywithoutborders in art therapy, collaboration, projects
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Join ATWB's Postcard Art Exchange!
Art Therapy Without Borders in partnership with The Art Therapy Alliance and International Art Therapy Organization, launched a new, global art event for the art therapy community this week.  Join us for our first International Postcard Art Exchange!!! The goal of our collaborative art project is for art therapists and art therapy students living all over the world to create, share, and receive postcard art, as well as create community through learning more about the art therapy work and studies taking place in different regions and parts of the globe.
In just a couple of hours, ATWB has already received over 30 requests to participate from art therapists and art therapy students from New Zealand, Italy, Chile, Greece, the UK, Honduras, Hungary, and the United States.
To learn more about the details of this exchange and how to sign up, visit the ATWB website.  Deadline to sign up is October 15, 2010!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vintage Holy Cards

I love to collect vintage holy cards.  I love the age, the wear, the faded color.  Here are a few of my favorites. 

I love to write to friends in need of encouragement, sharing memories, gift tags, and to put in mini picture frames as inspiration. try it our yourself. Ps I have some in my etsy shop:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

definition of the sacred heart

The Sacred Heart (also known as Sacred Heart of Jesus) is one of the most famous religious devotions to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of His divine love for Humanity.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Sacred Heart

I just want you to know that each of our hearts is sacred. We all share that sacred connection in every way, every day. So it is in this post that I remind you of your sacredness. Have a blessed day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

milagros jewelry

So how can we wear our our miracles on our sleeve? Here are a few examples.....made by creative people on the internet...I love to see how many creative ideas there are out there. For a how to on how to make a Milagros bracelet, and rosary go to Jewelry Affaire, available at
Summer issue and I have two how to's in that issue.  Have fun and share your miracle...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oh milagros milagros come into my life...

So how can we bring milagros into our life?  What I love to do is cut a pice of card stock into small postcards or ATC cards.  I keep a stack and when I need a miracle I draw it out.  Let us say for instance you need direction in your life.  Think about what symbols represent direction to you? Go to a dream dictionary and look up directional dream sysmbols. Do any resonate? Now draw, collage, or color the picture or symbol for direction on the card. Then you can hang it up, post it on, or put it under your pillow.  Look at it whenever you need a reminder, then hang it back up or put it back under your pillow. The amazing thing is....Is when they materialize...try it out for yourself. See some other postcards at

Sunday, September 5, 2010

So what do you do with all of those Milagros?

Well of course you put all of those milagros on view, as a reminder of all of the miracles you have been granted...look at some of these pictures for inspiration.

Friday, September 3, 2010

What are Milagros?

Milagros are small charms often made from pot metal to signify miracles, healings, luck, and love that have been recieved by the person praying for them. They are small x-votos or offereings made to the saints and God for miracles granted.  There are stomach milagros for stomach ailments, healings, heart milagros for healing the heart both physically and emotionally, hand milagros for creativity, and for physical ailments....there is a mialgros for everyhting.
There are also milagros craftsman and woman who make these small charms, from embossed metal to the small cast pot metal charms.  You can see how to make the embossed metal milagros in my book to be released March 2011, "Inspiritu; Jewelry for the Mind Body and Soul"in the section on Milagros.  But for now ....sketch out the wish dream or miracle that you are hoping for and I will discuss what to do with it in the next post.   For now...dream, sketch, or collage your dreams, wishes, healings wished for.....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Milagros is a curandera created from the whirling winds of dust devils

Milagros is a curandera created from the whirling winds of dust devils. She is conjured up amoungst the remenants of the desert.  She heals, she creates and she shares.  A curandera invoved in the healing arts of herbs, healing jewelry, magical teas and lotions and potions.  She brings you to places of calm and beauty.  She is a source of creative healing.  So welcome my freinds to the world of Milagros...a place of miracles, healings, creative happenings, and magic....It awaits you amoungst the pages of this blog, in the pages of the upcoming book to be realeased in March of 2011 by F&W Media called Inspiritu: Jewelry for the Mind Body and Soul, and in a sketchbook Titled: Inspiritu Studios presents:A Day in a Life of an Unusual Curandera; as part of The Sketchbook Project that will travel the US and the World. 

Join me on a journey as we discover sacred art, divine interiors, curandera healing arts, herbal healing arts, and go on  wonderful journy's  of discovery together. Welcome to the world of Inspiritu Studios.