Thursday, May 1, 2014
Sacred Heart of Mary Shrine
A hand made shadowbox shrine to be worn as a rosary pendant. I took this vintage image of the Sacred Heart of Mary and placed it, along with a prayer, between two pieces of glass. Hand soldered with lead free solder.
Attached to the shrine at the bottom is a mother of pearl cross and heart with a beautiful icon set in resin in a sterling silver heart; and two beautiful Mary medals. At the top of the shrine dangles an Agnus Dei locket that can open. The shrine is suspended from a double sided Madonna and Child/Sacred Heart of Jesus rosary connector.
The prayer reads :
Our Lady of Mercy
O Blessed Virgin, if there are any who is having been left unsatisfied after having called you in time of trouble, let them be silent.
The necklace is made of swarovski crystals, rondelles, silver hearts and roses, fired crystals, aurora borealis crystals, vintage crystals, freshwater pearls, mother of pearl cross and heart and semi-precious stones.
The pendant has a tiny sterling silver dangle with the artist's name engraved on it.
Each piece is unique and individual and an original.
Each one of my pendants, shrines, paintings and other sacred art are first infused with holy water from Lourdes (which I brought back), and then infused with holy relic oil of more than 53 Saints & pure essential oils. A mixture of one hundred oils are used, including frankincense, myrrh, spikenard, agarwood and rose. It is also immersed in blessed pink dead sea salts, infused with rose petals steeped in holy oil of a third relic of St Therese of Lisieux and it is packaged with blessed salts, frankincense and sprinkled with holy water collected form many sacred places in the world. So it becomes a holy object to be handled with reverence and care.
All my items come beautifully packaged and securely wrapped and parceled. I mail first class international shipping with a tracking number free of charge to you.
The rosary chain is 19 inches long and the shrine itself is 2.8 inches by 1.2 inches (7 cm by 3 cm) plus tassel of 3.5 inches.